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: Sending Email with PowerShell and the Run.Net Object

    Hello readers. Now that TechEd NA 2011 is over (what a great event) I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a very simple solution I have leveraged in my workflow development within Opalis for providing communication on workflow success / failure of status information and details.  Sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Building Scalable Workflows in Opalis

    Building from my first blog post on how we established “reach” in our environment for our Opalis infrastructure, I thought it would be fitting to fill you all in on some lessons learned that I gathered during my first workflow development effort.  I believe this post is an important one as I have...
  • 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: 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...