Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen's Blog

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




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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13th Feb 2015

NIC 2015: Slides and runbooks from my sessions

thank you all for a great NIC 2015 ! It was great to be back for the 4th time, and had some really nice conversations with a lot of people. I have uploaded my slides and runbooks for my sessions: System Center – Service Management Automation – Introduction There is a new form of Automation […]

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3rd Feb 2015

SCSM 2012: Custom Forms – Simple way to lock controls in Edit mode (Only using XAML)!

A decent part of my work is in customizing Service Manager. Last year i was contributing author on the Service Manager 2012 Unleashed book, specifically writing chapters about customization (together with Kurt Van Hoecke) The chapter 23 talks about creating your own forms in Service Manager. Get the book here: http://www.amazon.com/System-Center-Service-Manager-Unleashed/dp/067233707X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422965008&sr=8-1&keywords=service+manager   In this article […]

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3rd Feb 2015

I am speaking at System Center Universe Europe 2015!

I am proud to present that I will be speaking at System Center Universe Europe 2015! There is already a great list of speakers! http://www.systemcenteruniverse.ch/speakers.html   When August 24-26 2015 Where Congress Center Basel Messeplatz 21 4058 Basel Switzerland   Expect automation at it’s best! Looking forward!

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15th Jan 2015

Automation / SCO / SCSM Tip: Always retry when trying to update an items or any other action in external systems (how to use looping)!

In my work on automating system center service manager, I have learned my lessons! On my blog i want to share bits of my experiences so that hopefully you do not hit the same issues in your automation.   TIP! Always retry your actions when trying to update an item in service manager and it […]

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19th Dec 2014

Service Management Automation: Runbook/Workflow for completing a SCSM SMA Runbook Activity

Almost christmas!   Today brings another example for handling Service Manager in in Service Management Automation (SMA), a part for Windows Azure Pack. More info: http://aka.ms/introToSMA SMA is based on PowerShell workflow, so this could be used in other scenarios than within SMA. This example is a runbook I use to complete an activity in […]

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12th Dec 2014

Service Management Automation: Runbook/Workflow for getting selected object(s) in an SCSM Request Offering Query Result Question

Hello Everyone! Today It is my turn to write in the Coretech christmas calendar! Currently I am working a lot in Service Management Automation (SMA), a part for Windows Azure Pack. More info: http://aka.ms/introToSMA SMA is based on PowerShell workflow, so this could be used in other scenarios than within SMA. The first example i […]

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