Hello Readers!

It is that time again; time for me to cross-reference the great work being published over on the System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog!

And let’s be honest, this blog is so much more than Orchestrator now…it is really the System Center AUTOMATION Engineering Blog!

To that end, this month I have four fantastic blog posts for you…

Three (3) for SMA, and One (1) for Azure Automation (links below):

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Service Management Automation: Checkpoint, Suspend, and Resume Runbooks 

Published April 8th, 2014 by Chris Sanders


Managing Azure Services with the Microsoft Azure Automation Preview Service

Published April 10th, 2014 by Beth Cooper


Managing 3rd Party Systems with Service Management Automation

Published April 24th, 2014 by Beth Cooper


Managing SSH enabled Linux hosts using Service Management Automation

Published May 1st, 2014 by Eamon O’Reilly


And finally, not System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog Posts, but important just the same…a few MSDN/TechNet Documentation links for your reference:

Service Management Automation Developer’s Guide

Overview of Service Management Automation

Extending Service Management Automation with Runbooks


As always, for more information, tips/tricks, and example solutions for Automation within System Center, Windows Azure Pack, Windows Azure, etc., be sure to check out the other blog posts from Building Clouds in the Automation Track (and http://aka.ms/IntroToSMA), as well as the great work over at the System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog!

enJOY!