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As you can see, I am really trying hard to get both of my quotas met: blog posts + fun…
That said, this post, while dealing a very small amount with Automation and System Center Orchestrator, is really just me getting my geek on for a few technologies I was exploring at the time – yes, at the time – this video coming up on 2 years old now.
Which is something that should be noted… it is old and has some older references (including my job title). Again, this is just for fun!
Why not?!? :)
We have new audience, the content is still valid, and hey, the blog post did have “Just For Fun” in the title…
Well, with a bit of help from existing example projects created using the KINECT for Windows SDK Beta, I was able to create a simplistic “app” which not only displays the KINECT “Skeleton”, but also tracks movement in the right and left hands to determine mouse events (movement and click). Leveraging this NUI, I was able to [slowly] create a simple Runbook with ONLY hand and arm gestures.
I would like to thank my “stunt double” for all his hard work (pictured below waving hello). :)
REMINDER - This approach to Runbook creation is completely impractical for day-to-day Runbook design. Mouse and keyboard usage are still the only supported method for creating Orchestrator Runbooks.
If you are curious, I used a mix of the following KINECT examples to throw this “app” together:
Now what we need is (not much of a change) is to plug in the Kinect into Orchestrator to activate Runbooks to deploy VM's, repair Exchange Databases, Trigger maintenance tasks.... Oh the power!
....Except if you sneeze! :)
"The Energized Tech"