Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

About Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Twitter: @JakobGSvendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen is a Microsoft Cloud and Data Center Management MVP (http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx), Working as Global Lead Developer, Senior Consultant and Trainer at CTGlobal, where he is one of the driving forces in keeping CTGlobal a System Center Gold Partner and member of the System Center Alliance.

Since he started at Coretech in 2007, he has focused on Scripting and Development, primarily developing tools, extensions and scripts for the System Center Suite. His main area is Automation (including OMS/Azure Automation, Service Management Automation, PowerShell and Orchestrator). Another area is Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack, where he does implementation, development, workshops and presentations. He is a world-wide renowned voice in the Automation field.

He is passionately devoted to the community, to which he contributes by being a moderator at TechNet and sharing his knowledge at http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs

  • Co-founder: PowerShell User Group Denmark
  • Speaker at MMS 2016, Minneapolis (www.mmsmoa.com)
  • SCU Europe 2014, 2015, 2016 (www.systemcenteruniverse.ch)
  • Microsoft TechEd North America 2014, Houston
  • NIC 2012,2013,2014,2015, Oslo (www.nic.com)
  • Microsoft CampusDays 2011, 2013, Copenhagen
  • Microsoft TechDays 2015, Sweden (www.techdays.se)
  • Microsoft Partner Event: New in SC2012 SP1
  • User group meetings (PSUG.DK , SCUG.DK/BE/NO, AZMUG + more)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer.
  • Microsoft Scripting Guys Forum Moderator

Main working areas:

  • Automation (Azure Automation, SMA, SCO)
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack
  • System CenterVisual Studio Team Services / Team Foundation Server
  • Development:C#.Net, VB.NET, VBScript, PowerShell, Service Manager, OpsMgr, ConfigMgr
  • Orchestrator
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack


  • Azure Automation
  • Service Management Automation
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • PowerShell, VBScript, C#.Net, VB.Net
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack Development Workshops

SCO 2012: Videos from NIC 2013 is online!

  System Center Orchestrator 2012 – Self service with Service manager The future is self-service! You see it everywhere, but now it has arrived for IT. In this session Jakob will show you how to utilize the new Self-service portal in Service Manager 2012, combined with System Center Orchestrator 2012 to make a fully automated environment with a great user interface, in a simple way! http://vimeo.com/58166046   (sorry embedding was not allowed) System Center Orchestrator 2012 – Runbook Design for Service manager In this session we will dive into tips and tricks in designing production runbooks for Service Manager. Learn [...]

By | 2013-02-06T15:10:01+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Automation|0 Comments

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

I have been so lucky to be accepted for the LEAP Motion Developer program. www.leapmotion.com LEAP Motion is a new Kinect-like controller, which will be cheap and much more precise than anything seen before. My first project is a controller project for Office. 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 the codeplex site, which is btw also my first published codeplex project. Feel free to comment or join the project! http://leapoffice.codeplex.com/

By | 2013-02-05T20:19:26+00:00 February 5th, 2013|Scripting & Development|1 Comment

Slides & Runbooks from NIC 2013

  We had a great time at NIC 2013. You can download my slides and examples below. System Center Operations Manager 2012 - OpsMgr New Tools and Fun Stuff System Center Orchestrator 2012 - Runbook Design for Service manager System Center Orchestrator 2012 - Self service with Service manager   Coming soon: Coretech Survailance Widget Example (Source and management pack)

By | 2013-01-28T19:54:59+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Automation|1 Comment

Coretech Package Source Changer Beta

  UPDATE: New version uploaded fixing a bug in list and improving error logging. Please send any logs if your application crashes This post describes the tool and configuration. Blog post by Kent Agerlund, describing how to use it in your environment http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/updated-version-of-the-package-source-changer/ 1. Introduction   As we start migrating from CM2007 to CM2012 one of the requirements is that the package source used for packages must be a UNC. we have seen many site installations where the package source is either a local source on the site server or a UNC pointing to the site server. In either [...]

By | 2012-09-11T14:25:23+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Tools|29 Comments

SCO 2012 – SCOM 2012: Best Practice – Monitor alert and restart a service

I know that SCOM can restart the service automatically, it can even run scripts to check if it was OK. but in some cases, especially when the service need a complex check before the service is marked OK, you might want to use Orchestrator   Luckily the Monitor Alert is easy to use and it has all data from the alert, that we can utilize to restart the correct service. I have created a runbook for this specific task.   The runbook is setup the following way: 1. Monitor Alert: This activity is setup to monitor one or [...]