Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen's Blog

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




10th Aug 2015

Service Manager & Orchestrator – Management Pack Transfer Tool by Coretech Beta 4 is OUT!

Beta 4 has been uploaded.  a bug was fixed: In some cases not all runbooks in the MP was found. Fixed the issue. Unfortunately there was a problem with the source code, which meant having to re-do the fixes from beta 2 and 3. Please report back if there is any problems! thanks! see changelog […]

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22nd Jun 2015

Azure Automation DSC: How to register and use Azure Automation DSC

One of the new features of Azure Automation is still somewhat hidden. It needs to be enabled before you see it in the GUI This blog post gives a quick overview of what is needed to use it.   Step 1: Enable the extension in your Azure Account #Add & Select Account Add-AzureAccount Switch-AzureMode -Name […]

Category: Powershell, Scripting  |  Comment

22nd Jun 2015

PowerShell: LEAP Motion PowerShell Lottery Script @ Danish PowerShell User Group

In our geek club aka The Danish PowerShell user group, we always do a lottery in the end, for books or similar. To draw the correct winner we have been using a script that I have developed. I have for a long time, promised to release the script so that other user groups or other […]

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22nd May 2015

Windows Azure Pack / SMA: How to fix when some VM Clouds Automation Triggers does not work

In WAP VM Clouds provider, we are able to set trigger on different actions.   Yesterday, in a new test environment, I had a problem that some of them would not trigger. When I tested Subscription trigger, it worked fine, but none of the others worked.   Luckily I asked my MVP network for help, […]

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20th May 2015

Azure Automation: Using Azure Scheduler to trigger a runbook via Runbook Webhooks

One of the great new features of Azure Automation is the Web hooks, which can be added to runbooks. A web hook is a way for an external system to trigger the runbook with specific input values. You can read more about how to trigger web hooks here: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/automation-webhooks/   This article describes how easy […]

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4th May 2015

Azure Automation: New features including graphical designer and Hybrid Workers goes live!

Today at Ignite, Microsoft announced the next version of the portal for Azure Automation. This portal is part of the new Azure Portal, and you can try it out right away!! It has some great features in the interface and It enables proper Hybrid Cloud Automation! Execute Azure Automation runbook on-premise and trigger them from on-prem […]

Category: Azure Automation, Orchestrator / Opalis  |  Comment

24th Mar 2015

Help shape the future of Microsoft Automation/Orchestrator!

The Microsoft engineering team that creates Azure Automation, Service Management Automation, and System Center Orchestrator is asking for us customers to help them shape the future of Automation. Today we run most automation on premise, but in the future this might be a cloud service like Office 365. It all depends on the inputs from […]

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17th Mar 2015

Microsoft MVP Roadshow 2015 Copenhagen – Slides & Runbooks

As promised here is my slides from yesterdays MVP Roadshow in copenhagen! Will update this next week after the event in Århus!   if you are not signed up, You can still make it!  http://blogs.technet.com/b/rasmush/archive/2015/03/02/mvp-roadshow-2015.aspx Slides:   Download from here: http://www.slideshare.net/JakobGottliebSvendse/automating-system-center-2012-r2-mvp-roadshow-cph-2015   (first time i use slideshare, please comment if it is not a good […]

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24th Feb 2015

NIC 2015 Recording Online: Service Management Automation – Introduction

The recordings from NIC 2015 is online on youtube!. Thanks NIC!   System Center – Service Management Automation – Introduction There is a new form of Automation in the Microsoft world! Service Management Automation is part of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 and is built on PowerShell! Get introduced, get an overview and learn how […]

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24th Feb 2015

NIC 2015 Recording Online: Service Management Automation – Automating System Center 2012 R2

The recordings from NIC 2015 is online on youtube!. Thanks NIC!   System Center – Service Management Automation – Automating System Center 2012 R2 Already PowerShell Scripter? Already worked with SMA? Or are you just interested in some more advanced examples of runbooks? These examples include monitors, connectors and more in demos focused on System […]

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