Jim Britt's [MSFT] Blog

This blog will contain lessons learned as it relates to automation specific to Opalis / System Center Orchestrator.
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  • Blog Post: Orchestrator Migration–Locating Checked Out Policies

    A topic came up recently on an internal distribution list that I have been planning on blogging about.  I figured it’s time to get it out to you because it is timely with the release of System Center Orchestrator Beta and future versions coming.  What is so important and why? We will all need...
  • Blog Post: Opalis 6.3 Installation Guide

    Hello Readers. This is likely one of my last Opalis related posts as we move forward into Orchestrator as our main production platform for my group. However, as there are still likely many of you that are starting on the trek of installing your first Opalis instance in your environment for evaluation...
  • Blog Post: My New Home for Automation Blogging

    Hey Readers!  I’ve been fairly quiet out here as of late and really “Jonesing” to get some blog posts out on automation.  So the good news is, I’ve transitioned to a new team (Technical  Enablement and Delivery or TED) and hence a new location for my blogging is available.  I’m really...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Two New Solution Accelerator Beta Programs for System Center Products

    Hello Automaters! I wanted to make everyone aware of a couple of cool new connect beta programs available from the Solution Accelerator Team that focus on System Center Private Cloud Automation. The Solution Accelerators team has started two new beta programs focused on tools, automation...
  • Blog Post: Evaluating the "Reach" of Our Opalis Infrastructure at Microsoft

    Hello readers. This is my first technical post of hopefully many on the topic of all things Opalis and Orchestrator!  This product keeps me up at night (in a good way ) so I should have plenty of interesting content as time goes on.  Challenge and Initial Questions So considering our vast collection...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Orchestrator - Changing User or Group Rights Post Install

    I’ve seen a topic come up from time to time that I think was worth getting out to those that can use it .  This is already published on TechNet (referenced within my blog here) but I wanted to put some finer notes on it to assist. Issue –  Updating the Primary Administrator and Orchestrator...
  • Blog Post: First Post–About the Blogger

    As 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...
  • Blog Post: Opalis and the Internal Microsoft Adoption Story (On Demand Webcast)

    On Tuesday June 28th, Charlie Satterfield and I had a great webcast presentation with a lot of content related to how Microsoft is leveraging Opalis internally. Please click the inline link or the graphic below to view the content. Details This webcast concentrated specifically on the following...
  • Blog Post: Opalis @ Microsoft

    Please check out the following post for information on an upcoming Webcast I'm participating in on Tuesday June 28th, 2011 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am PST where we will be discussing how Opalis is being leveraged within Microsoft. Should be a great discussion! http://blogs.technet.com/b/system_center_in_action...