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  • Blog Post: OIS - Integration Pack for PowerShell Script Execution 1.00

    Good Morning Readers/Viewers! Today, I am happy to announce the next addition to my collection of OIS 6.3 QIK based IPs on CodePlex. As you can see from the blog title, this one is all about PowerShell. :) ORCHESTRATOR RC UPDATE (11/01/2011) CodePlex Links: Orchestrator IP for PS Script Execution (RC...
  • Blog Post: Ten “8-Minute-Demo Video Series” Videos – Now on MS Showcase!

    Attention all Readers/Viewers, I have some fantastic news! Ten of the most popular “8-Minute-Demo Video Series” videos are now available on MS Showcase! Before anyone asks, yes, the videos are the same, but now they will be presented in Silverlight on that very formal looking UI that MS Showcase has...
  • Blog Post: A Big Thanks to the CTSMUG!

    I wanted to thank all those who attended today’s CTSMUG monthly meeting . I also want to send a great big thanks the organizer(s) for giving me the opportunity to present to the group. As promised, attached is the PPT deck that I used for the presentation (with the anecdotal customer examples). NOTE...
  • 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 – Opalis & SharePoint, Together At Last

    The long anticipated SharePoint Integration Pack was released to CodePlex on November 20th, 2010 by Jeff Fanjoy, Senior Support Escalation Engineer, Microsoft Corporation. The Integration Pack (.oip) file and User Guide are posted here: http://opalis.codeplex.com/releases/view/56094 I decided that just...
  • 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: Unofficial System Center Catalog

    Hello again Readers/Viewers, I wanted to quickly post about this very useful blog site: http://unofficialsystemcentercatalog.wordpress.com/ There are two Unofficial Catalogs available there: Opalis: “Is there an integration pack for … ?” Operations Manager: “Is there a management pack for …?” As more...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo - OIS-SCOM Extensibility Kit 2.0

    It has been quite a while, huh? My apologies, I have been SUPER busy. Hopefully I can make that up to all of you with the next couple posts. :) ORCHESTRATOR RC UPDATE (11/02/2011) CodePlex Links: OpsMgr Extensibility Kit (RC) User Guide NOTE: The rest of this post is unchanged, and can be referenced...
  • Blog Post: Orchestrator (RC) CodePlex Integration Packs Updated!

    Hello Readers/Viewers! I know, I know, it has been quite some time since I made a "real" update to my blog, you know, something with actual content. :) After a couple days of upgrading, testing, renaming, testing some more, recompiling, documentation updating, and finally more testing the following...
  • Blog Post: More Great Community Content!

    Our friend randorfer is back! Now with more great content with his new blog and CodePlex projects. Blog: http://opalis.wordpress.com/ CodePlex Projects: Exchange Mail QIK Integration Pack: http://opalisexchangemail.codeplex.com/ Active Directory QIK Integration Pack: http://opalisadextension.codeplex...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Sanitizing OIS Exports

    Good evening readers/viewers! Today we take a look at a topic that you may or may not know you need to learn. :) SCENARIO: You have a policy or set of policies that you would like to export and share. ISSUE: Regardless of the number of Global Settings and/or Global Configurations you use within your...
  • 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: Quick Integration Kit - Video Tutorial Series

    The long awaited Quick Integration Kit (QIK) Video Tutorial Series is here! THE GOODS: See the YouTube Playlist here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=46C563300A8AE2C6 1 of 3: QIK CLI 2 of 3: QIK SDK 3 of 3: QIK Icons QIK Reference Files - QIK_Video_Tutorial_Series_ReferenceFiles.zip (See Attached...
  • 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: Orchestrator (RC) CodePlex Integration Packs UPGRADED!

    Hello Readers/Viewers! During a recent Microsoft Internal Event (TechReady), I realized that the CodePlex IPs that I updated for System Center 2012 Orchestrator were in fact just that, updated – not UPGRADED . Original Blog Post is here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/archive/2011/11/03/orchestrator...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Help Files & Documentation - All in One Place! – Err, Part 1 – Platform

    Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to break this “Opalis Help Files & Documentation - All in One Place!” post into two parts. Sigh. Look at it this way, everything will now be in one place, on a single Blog. :) No more searching through all the various release notes, help files, and numerous...
  • 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: CodePlextravaganza!

    I am very please to announce some recent additions to the Opalis CodePlex site . ORCHESTRATOR RC UPDATE (11/03/2011) Orchestrator CodePlex Links: Orchestrator IP for Windows Tasks (RC) File System Maintenance - User Guide Multi-Server WMI Query - User Guide Orchestrator IP for MSSQL Tasks (RC) User Guide...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo – Integration Pack for Standard Logging

    Ok, I have to confess, this is more of a tutorial than a demo, but still, it is all about branding! :) ORCHESTRATOR RC UPDATE (11/01/2011) CodePlex Links: Orchestrator IP for Standard Logging User Guide Usage Guide NOTE: The rest of this post is unchanged, and can be referenced for OIS 6.3 (documents...
  • Blog Post: Orchestrator CodePlex Integration Packs

    Hello Readers/Viewers! I realize that these posts have been few and far between lately, but all that is going to change during and after MMS 2012 ! (believe me, this was by design, not by laziness ;) To get this blog rolling again, albeit slowly, I wanted to let everyone know that the post I made a couple...
  • Blog Post: Integration Pack for OIS Standard Logging and other Community Release Info

    Good Day Readers! Are you looking for a better way to log workflow specific run-time information within your Opalis Workflows? Would you like a "fully baked" MSSQL logging solution for your Opalis Workflows? Would you like to try out some "open source" Integration Packs? If you answered...
  • Blog Post: 8 Minute Demo - OIS-SCOM Extensibility Kit 1.0

    Good Afternoon Readers/Viewers! This will be my last Post for a bit of time. At the end of this week and for a couple weeks, I will be travelling. I am headed to Tech•Ed Australia and Tech•Ed New Zealand ! :) If I have time and an idea for a Blog/Video, I will certainly try to get something posted during...