Jim Britt's [MSFT] Blog

This blog will contain lessons learned as it relates to automation specific to Opalis / System Center Orchestrator.

First Post–About the Blogger

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imageAs my first post, I wanted to give you an idea of what keeps me up at night and is motivating me to blog. I am very fortunate to work in the group responsible for Dogfooding (among other things) System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Orchestrator (Opalis). My role is to work with the various teams within the Management Platforms and Service Delivery (MPSD) Team at Microsoft to integrate past, current, or future automation into Opalis Workflows as part of our Dogfooding efforts for the System Center Orchestrator Product Group. Our environment here at Microsoft provides us the ability to "flex the Opalis muscles" against our collective count of client systems reaching close to 300,000 worldwide in addition to our various flavors and revisions of ConfigMgr within our realm of support and responsibility. That's a lot of systems and a very complex environment!

Thanks for reading.  I look forward to providing some of my experiences as I am going through the development of Opalis workflows for Microsoft.  My goal is to illuminate some useful techniques and scenarios that we have faced in our environment within Microsoft to hopefully remove roadblocks and generate ideas for your environment.

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  • Hey Jim :)  Not specific enough .. need more posts with great info we can all steal..

    Any top tips around using a self service software portal backed by SCCM and Opalis ?

    Also long time no speak, good to see you doing well.

  • Hey Kevin - great hearing from you and thanks for the post!  I'm looking forward to getting my best practices and examples of what I've seen and done out here so others can leverage them in their environments.  More to come as the scenarios flow in.  I hope to see you at TechEd in Atlanta next week!