System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using Web Service in .NET – Part 1 – Creating a SharePoint 2010 Web part

How to create a simple web part for SharePoint that is connecting to the Orchestrator Web Service
Sample project attatached.

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Creating an overview of RunBooks using Orchestrator Web Service and PowerPivot For Excel

In my opinion, one of the greatest improvements in Orchestrator compared to Opalis is the extended web service. Opalis did have a web service too, but the Orchestrator service has a more functionality. One way to utilize this new web service is by using PowerPivot for Excel. PowerPivot for Excel is an addon developed and […]

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using "Common published data" to insert dynamic data.

This article expands the “Write web site” runbook, by adding “Last updated” Date/Time by using “Common published data” in Orchestrator.

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Using Run .Net Script Activity – PowerShell: Inputting and Returning Data

This article describes how to use the Run .Net Activity to run PowerShell Scripts. I have created an example runbook which does the following: Start once every minute. Read a text file containing a list of sites/servers. Parse the list to PowerShell script. PowerShell script tried to ping each address and get the response time. […]

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Links and Books on Opalis 6.3 (and some System Center Orchestrator 2012)

This post contains a collection of usable links for all infos, blogs and other stuff about Opalis and System Center Orchestrator

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Installing System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta on a previous Opalis 6.3 server

How to install the new System center Orchestrator Beta on a server that was previously a Opalis 6.3, when the setup insists that opalis is currently installed, even though you have uninstalled it.

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta is out!

  Read all the details in Adam Hall blog Article It contains all the links you need! http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/06/17/orchestrator-2012-beta-all-the-useful-links.aspx Downloading as we speak, looking forward to testing the new version in my test environments! I will be blogging about different parts of the orchestrator for the next few months.

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Opalis 6.3: Fixing the Operator Console Error "java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Files" on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

How to fix: Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Files
when installing the Opalis Operator Console on Windows Server 2008 R2

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First Look at System Center Orchestrator 2012

At MMS 2011 in Las Vegas, the next version of Opalis was announced.
The product is called “System Center Orchestrator 2012”
Adam Hall has published a first look of this which gives a good overview of what to expect!

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Tool for Installing the Opalis Operator’s Console Automatically !

  Hello Everyone In the last few weeks, I have been working with Opalis, the new player in the System Center Suite. A lot of the configuration wizards/gui, and documentation have not been easy at all. Some parts of opalis is very hard to setup, and requires a lot of reading and manually changing files/downloading […]

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