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    Hello Readers and Viewers! Again, it has been a while, but I hope to make it up to you with an extra-special (and extra-long) “8 Minute Demo” Video! This one is warm off the heels (okay, cold off the heels) of MMS 2012, where I presented and demonstrated some Policy to Runbook Migration Tips… I did my...
  • Blog Post: SC2012 Solution Runbook Examples

    Hello Readers and Viewers! The long awaited and highly anticipated SC2012 Solution Runbook Examples are here! I mentioned them yesterday during my first Instructor-Led Lab @ MMS 2012 , and now they are available here, from my blog and CodePlex . If you happen to be attending MMS 2012, be sure to stop...
  • Blog Post: A New Year–A New Team Blog–Building Clouds

    Hello Readers/Viewers! Some of you may know that I have moved! Well, partially moved. I will still keep this blog up and running for historic purposes, and who knows, I may write new stuff here again… But, where I will be writing new stuff - on a pretty regular basis – is something new, you know for...
  • Blog Post: Orchestrator Cool Solution Example - Automating the Export and TFS Check-In of Runbooks

    Hello Readers/Viewers! Ryan Andorfer has done it again - created a great solution which you can leverage as an example to perform similar tasks… This time it is all about AUTOMATING the ability to EXPORT and CHECK-IN Runbooks from Orchestrator to Team Foundation Server. NOTE: This example solution does...
  • 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: 8 Minute Demo – Simple Disaster Recovery with System Center 2012!

    Hello Readers/Viewers! Today we have something a little different, for this, the latest edition to the “8 Minute Demo” video series… This video presentation/demonstration has been a long time coming, as I have been working on this project for quite a few months now. It will walk you through the "Simple...
  • 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: MMS 2012 - Just 7 Business Days Away!

    Are any of you attending MMS this year? It is going to be the biggest one yet, as the attendance numbers through the roof – so much so it has sold out! I certainly hope I see you there, and if you want to see me, you have quite a few opportunities to do so. Check out the MMS 2012 Content Catalog , choose...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Pre-Releases Available Now!

    Hello Readers/Viewers! I am happy to re-announce some big news out of the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team: Announcing New System Center 2012 Pre-Releases: Delivering Self-Service Application Management with the Microsoft Private Cloud This includes: App Controller (Beta) Service Manager (Beta...
  • Blog Post: SC2012 Orchestrator - Database Sizing and Performance Guidance

    Hello Readers/Viewers! I am not sure if you have seen this yet, but I thought I would point it out to you… TechNet Library Entry for Database Sizing and Performance I just recently found out about it, and as I know many of you have had questions about this for a long time, I figured I would pass it along...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Commercial (fan-made)

    Hello Readers/Viewers! I have another “just for fun” video for you… I was inspired yesterday buy some of the System Center 2012 conversations that I witnessed during an internal MSFT conference I attended (S4). So inspired, I immediately created a storyboard to get my ideas on paper (see below for an...
  • Blog Post: System Center Orchestrator - Engineering Blog!

    Hello Again Readers/Viewers! Have you checked out the System Center Orchestrator - Engineering Blog lately? It is full of valuable information about Orchestrator – Tips, Tricks, Secrets… a veritable Technical Wonderland. Here is the URL: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/ Some topics that may be...
  • 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...