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2015 Cisco Champion!

Well now I am totally lost for words!

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SMA: Get-OrchestratorRunbook Cannot Bind

As you create and publish Runbooks in SMA, some of these may require to execute runbooks which are hosted on Orchestrator. Over time these might all be working just as expected, however; one day out of the blue your latest masterpiece of Orchestration and Workflows may decide to turn evil and start failing with no logical explanation evident…

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2015 Microsoft MVP

Wow, its already Mid January and this poor blog has been getting a whole lot of neglect. Well don’t give up just yet, as things are about to get a little busy around here.

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PowerShell Deployment Toolkit V3.0 – Desired State Configuration

It should come as no surprise that I am an avid fan of the PowerShell deployment toolkit; given the number of posts I have published on this blog and over on perti.com

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Configuring Service Management Automation for Repeating Schedules

Service Management Automation is one of these tools which quickly becomes the central location to host and execute all our scripting activities. One of the more useful options for the service is the ability to schedule the execution of these scripts so that we can set and forget, allowing SMA to take over from what was once the task of the Windows Scheduler.

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Downloading SCOM Management Packs using PowerShell

One of the most important features of using SCOM, is the vast knowledge which is offered thought the use of the Management Packs. With power always comes challenges, and the key challenge in this case, is locating and downloading all these packs; and also staying up to date.

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Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Free online event with live Q&A with the Microsoft Networking Team: http://aka.ms/SftDnet

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Preview Azure with MPLS!

Wow, only yesterday I realised that I missed the announcement, and today Microsoft take another step and move this from concept to realty, by offering the solution in Preview Form!

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Connecting to Azure with MPLS

I must not have been paying attention, but having a discussion with fellow MVP Ed Horley, I just realised that I missed what is a very important announcement for organisations or enterprises which would wish to embrace Azure as a true data-center alternative.

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Book 3: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

I am delighted to see that my 3rd book on Microsoft Private Cloud OS has gone public a few moments ago. This book is currently available for free as an eBook, or for around €10 in print from Amazon.

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