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22nd Feb 2016

Azure Stack: Azure Stack TP1 POC download is available!

The Azure Stack POC is up and running again. With a new updates to make installation easier If you haven’t tried it yet! Get started! https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/try/ Read much more in the documentation (you can even help contribute since the docs are open source!) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-stack-overview/

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22nd Feb 2016

Azure Stack – PowerShell: VM Admin GUI Tool – Beta 1

Welcome to my first Azure Stack blog. Recently I have been exploring the Azure Stack POC TP1 which is available for everyone at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/ So far I am very impressed, of cause always bear in mind that this is the first technical preview POC. Today I made a small tool for helping me to have […]

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18th Feb 2016

Azure PowerShell: How to assign access to a subscription using PowerShell (RBAC)

I had this question from a customer recently, and when I searched the net I wouldn’t find any specific examples. This example assigns a user as a Contributor to the subscription. When you assign roles to resources, all you need is the URL for the resource and provide it to this cmdlet. Here you go: […]

Category: Microsoft Azure, Powershell  |  Comment

10th Feb 2016

Azure Automation / SCOM: Triggering a runbook as a Recovery task using Webhooks

  If you havent heard about it, the future of automation is here! In the form of  “Azure Automation”. also known as “OMS Automation” when it is part of the Operational Management Suite (OMS). This cloud service can control our automation, just as System center Orchestrator has done for years. It works in a very […]

Category: Azure Automation, Operations Manager 2012  |  Comment

31st Dec 2015

Azure Automation: Setting “Run As” Account on Hybrid Worker Groups!

I just want to post a little new feature I found a couple of days ago as a small NYE treat! It is now possible to set a “global” Run As account on a hybrid worker group! This feature removes any difference between SMA and AA Hybrid Workers, meaning that you can transfer any runbooks […]

Category: Azure Automation  |  2 Comments

1st Dec 2015

December 1st: Azure Automation: Triggering a webhook from a SharePoint workflow using Out-of-the-box Activities

Welcome to this year Coretech December Calendar! Today is the 1st of december and we have a great little christmas treat for you! This is the first post in a series of posts, published every day in December. Today’s subject is Triggering Webhooks from SharePoint! One of the great new features in Azure Automation is […]

Category: Azure Automation, Orchestrator / Opalis  |  3 Comments

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  |  5 Comments

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!

Update from MSFT: 2/22/2016: To respond to a common user question, right now there is no timeline on when additional modules / new versions of modules will be shipped out of box in the Automation service. If you have additional requirements besides what we currently ship globally, these modules / module versions will have to […]

Category: Azure Automation, Cloud Services  |  4 Comments