Blog D'Joy

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  • Blog Post: OIS - Start Policies using PowerShell (right now!)

    Good morning readers/viewers! Many of you have seen a preview of SC Orchestrator’s new PowerShell provider. That new functionality will allow you to invoke runbooks from a simple to use PS command line. As that feature/functionality is still a bit away, I have something else to preset to you today. The...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Operator Console as a Windows Service Video Tutorial!!

    Two posts in one day, wow, you guys are lucky! AND with such great content, truly amazing ;) DISCLAIMER: The following information is for example purposes only. It is not official documentation on the best practice for getting the Operator Console installed as a Windows Service. This is meant to guide...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Orchestrated Cloud Application Deployment

    Good Morning Readers and Viewers! I had my head in the clouds for this installment of the 8-Minute-Demo Video Series . Today we explore Windows Azure and the Orchestrated Deployment of a Cloud Application utilizing System Center ( Opalis Integration Server and Service Manager ). VIDEO VIDEO DEMONSTRATION...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – OIS & VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

    Hello Readers/Viewers! Today we take a look at some new functionality within the VMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Release. BACKGROUND If you haven’t already heard, Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 was recently released. In the long list of new features , one in particular stood out...
  • Blog Post: Released! - System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed

    Hello Readers/Viewers! I am proud to announce that the System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed book is now available. For some of you this is not news, as it was actually released a couple weeks ago, this is just the first opportunity I have had to get the information on my blog. :) Some...
  • Blog Post: Installing Opalis Integration Server – Operator Console – Video Tutorial

    Alrighty then. Done. Wheew! As promised, I cranked out this final installment of the “Installing Opalis Integration Server Video Tutorial Series”. Once again, Roll Tape! I really do hope these help you get started down the track of installing and utilizing Opalis. Recently released (January 2011) by...
  • Blog Post: @Tech·Ed North America 2011 - System Center Orchestrator Booth

    I wanted to provide a quick guide to this blog for those of you new to this blog (especially those of you who have been directed to this site from one of the people at the System Center Orchestrator booth @ TENA 2011 !) :) SYSTEM CENTER ORCHESTRATOR BETA CEP SIGN-UP!!! - https://connect.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Goin' YouTubin'

    Good Day Readers/Viewers! I decided it was time to step into the YouTube fray and convert my WMVs (previously stored on my SkyDrive) to YouTube videos and playlists. I have even created my own YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/charlesjoyMS (feel free to subscribe) I am in the process...
  • Blog Post: OIS 6.3 - External Interfaces

    Readers/Viewers, this is just a simple post which will be directly referenced as “see also” content by the OIS 6.3 - Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial post. OIS 6.3 - External Interfaces: Any interface which can integrate or orchestrate the initiation of OIS workflows. Exposed OIS...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Operator Console as a Windows Service - UPDATE

    A while back I posted a video and some instructions on how to set up your Opalis Operator Console as a Windows Service . It was extremely popular and got a lot of people moving in the right direction for Operator Console usage with Opalis. Right after the post came out, there was a comment posted on...
  • Blog Post: OIS 6.3 / Orchestrator - Advanced Workflow & Best Practice Video Tutorial

    Happy Friday Readers and Viewers! I thought it was time I present you with a collection of “Advanced Workflow & Best Practice” Video Tutorials. I realize that many of you may think the timing on this is strange, given that the public SC Orchestrator 2012 Beta is due to release TODAY . Rest assured...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to Blog D’Joy

    Readers/Viewers – The following is a guide to my past and current blog posts: ALL VIDEOS - YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/charlesjoyMS COMMUNITY CONTENT - CodePlex: http://opalis.codeplex.com/ and http://orchestrator.codeplex.com/ What is Opalis Integration Server / System...