Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen's Blog

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

20th Nov 2015

Azure automation: Start-AutomationRunbook – New simple way to start runbook jobs from within a runbook!

Microsoft has just released a new cmdlet in the realm of Azure automation. Start-AutomationRunbook The cmdlet is designed to start runbook jobs in the same account as the current running runbook, without having to define any endpoints/credentials/etc. Syntax is: Start-AutomationRunbook [-Name] <string> [-Parameters <IDictionary>] [-RunOn <string>] [<CommonParameters>] How to start a runbook: Start-AutomationRunbook – Name […]

Category: Azure Automation, Orchestrator / Opalis  |  1 Comment

23rd Oct 2015

Videos from System Center Universe Europe 2015 Online! Watch my 3 session here!

  Azure Automation Introduction SCUE15 – Azure Automation Introduction from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Azure Automation Deep Dive SCUE15 – Azure Automation Deep Dive from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Get runbooks from the AA sessions here: http://blog.coretech.dk/jgs/azure-automation-samples-from-sessions/ Service Management Automation – Automating System Center SCUE15 – Automating System Center from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Here […]

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22nd Oct 2015

Tech Days.se 2015 – SCO & SCSM–Lessons learned from the real world–Slides, Examples, Tools, Template / How to use runbook template

Thanks for being a great audience! and for so many showing up! As promised I have uploaded the runbooks and management packs I demonstrated in the session including my SCO Template for runbooks Content Examples Tools Runbook Template Slides Download here: Links: Best practices book: https://t.co/pOHfdmSJra Coretech MP Transfer tool http://blog.coretech.dk/jgs/scsm-sco-management-pack-transfer-tool-beta-3-freeware/ SCSM Extension Integraiton Pack […]

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12th Oct 2015

Azure Automation: Script for downloading and preparing AzureRM modules for Azure Automation!

a few days ago the new AzureRM PowerShell modules was released! This time, instead of releasing one module, they have decided to split the different parts of the modules into separate modules! This is not a problem for Azure Automation, but it seems that the new structure inside the modules are not supported (Yet at […]

Category: Azure Automation, Cloud Services  |  2 Comments

12th Oct 2015

Azure Automation: Using Webhooks Part 1 – Input data

One of the recently added features, Webhooks, enables you to trigger/execute a runbook from other cloud services / scripts / etc.  

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15th Sep 2015

Azure Automation: New Features announced!

Today at the PowerShell summit in Stockholm,  Joe Levy and Anatoli Beliaev of Microsoft announced a bunch of new features that is publicly available in Azure Automation! Unfortunately I was not able to be there in person, but luckily multiple people tweeted about this stuff! (Thanks @vNiklas + @skillriver + more!! ) Some of the […]

Category: Azure Automation, Cloud Services, Scripting  |  Comment

1st Sep 2015

Azure Automation – Samples from Sessions

Hey everyone! Last week at I speaking at System center Universe europe 2015, this week a Danish PowerShell user group event! I have collected all my runbooks and scripts in a zip and uploaded it here:

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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 […]

Category: Management Packs, Orchestrator / Opalis, Service Manager  |  Comment

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  |  1 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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