Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen's Blog

"Automation does not make a bad process good, it only makes it fail faster!"




24th Jun 2014

SCO 2012: Get Active Directory Group members using Get User Activity

  First when I looked in the set of activities, i was surprised that no “Get Group Members” activity exist. After a little playing around i discovered that “Get User” is the activity to use. And i have been using this activity since then.   It is pretty simple to setup.   1. Select a […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  6 Comments

20th May 2014

TechEd 2014 North America – System Center Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101 – Video + Downloads

Check out my session from Tech Ed North America Thank you all for a great conference! Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B375#fbid= Download all the content here: Join me at the next workshop in phoenix! June 11th! still room for more students.! http://www.truesec.com/#!lab=Mastering_System_Center_2012_Orchestrator_R2

Category: Event, Orchestrator / Opalis, TechEd  |  Comment

6th May 2014

SCO 2012: Use Operations Manager Integration Pack without installing OpsMgr Console on runbook servers

I recently had a friend ask of how to use the IP for Operations Manager without installing the OpsMgr Console on all runbook servers.   Actually, the reason for having the console installed is that the actvities need some SDK Assemblies from OpsMgr. I think they are not delivered with the IP because of license […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  4 Comments

10th Apr 2014

Azure: Microsoft Azure Automation – Its Free!

Last week, Microsoft announced a great new addition to Microsoft Azure, called “Microsoft Azure Automation”. In short, it is the “Service Management Automation” from Windows Azure Pack in Microsoft Azure! This means you can run PowerShell in Azure, without having to worry about servers to execute the code (Runbook Workers). It is all handled by […]

Category: Microsoft Azure  |  Comment

26th Mar 2014

TechEd 2014 N.A. – My Breakout Session – Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101

This year i have been so lucky to have a session about Orchestrator accepted! It will be  introduction to best practices, both beginner and for more experienced orchestrators. Looking forward to it!   You can the session here: http://tena2014.eventpoint.com/topic/details/DCIM-B375   More session on the list: http://tena2014.eventpoint.com/topic/list   Details: DCIM-B375 Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: […]

Category: Event, Orchestrator / Opalis, TechEd  |  1 Comment

24th Mar 2014

PowerShell/SMA/WAP: Controlling LEGO Mindstorms EV3 from PowerShell/SMA Runbook – Part 1 – The Runbook

A few weeks ago i posted the video about my demo of the LEGO Mindstorms robot, controlled by a Runbook inside the Service Management Automation section of Windows Azure Pack The video has been seen by many people and i have gotten so much great feedback! Multiple people have asked me of “How did you […]

Category: Service Management Automation, Windows Azure Pack  |  2 Comments

9th Mar 2014

SCO2012/WAP/SMA: VIDEO – Integrating a LEGO Mindstorms Robot using SMA/PowerShell

By request I have uploaded the short video of my Windows Azure Pack & Service Management Automation (SMA) Demo this friday!     URL: http://youtu.be/1Al-dY-DHlw   Robot is LIVE at about 02:30 !! From the creators of Coretech Coffee Monitor , here comes a short movie of the demo of how to integrate LEGO Mindstorms […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, Service Management Automation, System Center Orchestrator 2012, Windows Azure Pack  |  1 Comment

11th Feb 2014

SCO 2012: Force a Failed status of the runbook!

There are a number of scenarios where you want to fail your runbook and make sure that the runbook status is “failed” this could, for instance be Triggering runbook from service manager, or other external system which checks the result Triggering from PowerShell If you want to use the statistics properly in orchestrator. There is […]

Category: Orchestrator / Opalis, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  3 Comments

6th Feb 2014

Updated: LEAP Motion Controller Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2010/2013 (C#)

finally had some time to update and test my code for the Office leap controller using the current LEAP SDK (1.0.6)!   Supported so far: Visio – Swipe Pages (for live dashboards etc.) PowerPoint – For Previous/Next Slide in presentation Excel – Change Sheet. Scroll + Scroll Pages Word – Change Page More info on […]

Category: .NET, Scripting  |  Comment

29th Jan 2014

SCSM & SCO – Management Pack Transfer Tool Beta 3 – Freeware!

New version out! a few bugs have been fixed, and the mappings are now kept properly! (see changelog below)   Download from TechNet Gallery   Have you ever tried to transfer some Request Offerings that contains runbooks from one environment to the other? You will notice that is it not possible by default. Problem is […]

Category: Administration, Management Packs, Orchestrator / Opalis, Service Manager, System Center Orchestrator 2012  |  5 Comments