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...
  • 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...