Sequential vs. Parallel Processing in System Center Orchestrator/Opalis

Robert_Hearn from Orchestrator Team decided to enlighten us how activities work – sequential or parallel. Read the full article – “Understanding Sequential vs. Parallel Processing of Runbook Activities”.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Microsoft Private Cloud

MVA has been very active these days and here are another wave of videos. The videos are focused on the Microsoft Private Cloud and will introduce you to the various System Center components:

CTP of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Documentation

If you do not know even before the RTM release of System Center 2012 Microsoft started work on SP1 of the product. One of the main feature in SP1 is the support for Windows 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0, more features and improvements are expected when beta is released. You can grab the documentation here.

Automation in the Private Cloud with System Center Orchestrator (former Opalis)

One of the key features of the Private Cloud is the automation. The automation gives the opportunity to automate process like Incident Management and Request Management and to focus more on proactive actions than or reactive actions.Christopher Keyaert gives us a very useful session on “How to build you first runbook” with System Center Orchestrator 2012. The session is level 200 according to me but is more than enough to learn the basics of System Center Orchestrator. After you learn the basics you can grab the evolution version of that tool and start practicing to go deep in that technology and become an expert. Click on the link below and watch.