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Orchestrator

Announcing CRM Integration for System Center

Kelverion are pleased to announce the availability of Integration Packs for System Center Orchestrator to include leading Customer Relationship Management products as part of an automated IT environment. The new Integration Packs are for: Salesforce Microsoft Dynamics CRM BMC RemedyForce Forwarding customer requests directly to backend systems, accompanied by near real time status feedbacks, accelerate business processes and increases customer satisfaction. Find out more at www.kelverion.com or join our webinar Announcing CRM Integration for System Center, Thursday, January 26th, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM GMT. And see how these Integration Packs enable… Automation of Service Desk Tickets Based on CRM Cases Dynamic discovery of the configuration of your CRM system from System Center Orc...

Kelverion Runbook Studio Release 1.2 with support for Azure Automation and SMA

Azure Automation is an incredibly powerful tool but it does require a high degree of PowerShell knowledge and necessities a constant internet connection to be able to develop anything. We realised at Kelverion that this need for PowerShell knowledge and the internet connection would be a stumbling block for Azure Automation adoption at most customers because not every IT engineer mumbles PowerShell in the sleep and certainly the 1st and 2nd line guys don’t speak PowerShell so who is going to support the automation on a day to day basis.   So we released our Kelverion Runbook Studio tool which provides rich graphical authoring of Azure Automation Runbooks without the need for a permanent internet connection. We are now pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of the Runbook Studio, wh...

Announcing the Kelverion Runbook Studio making Azure Automation easier to use

As an IT Process Automation specialist who has been using System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator and Opalis since 2007, I was very excited by Microsoft’s announcement in 2014 of Azure Automation their new cloud based automation platform.  I have been an avid user and follower of Azure Automation since its inception as a pure PowerShell interface, into its graphical authoring capability via the Azure Portal. Azure Automation is an incredibly powerful tool but it does require a high degree of PowerShell knowledge and necessities a constant internet connection to be able to develop anything. We realised at Kelverion that this need for PowerShell knowledge and the internet connection would be a stumbling block for Azure Automation adoption at most customers because not every IT engineer mumbles Po...

Automated Self Service Software Provision with System Center Webinar

Requesting the installation of new software and the fulfilment of that request in an Enterprise setting is a time consuming, labour intensive and slow process. The ideal solution is for Users to be able to easily request the installation and removal of software and for that request to be delivered swiftly in a fully automated way with minimal, if any IT input and in a fraction of the time taken today thus improving User perception. Well someone must have done it before you think and if you stitch enough Technet articles, blog posts and some trial an error you can build something if of course you have enough time! Why cannot I just buy a solution rather than having to re-invent each time? Well now you can with the Kelverion Self Service Software Provision Solution. The Kelverion Self Servic...

Azure Automation – graphical runbooks

Microsoft Ignite Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference is in full swing and they have already announced a lot of cool things at last week’s Build conference that we’ve seen covered in a lot of articles. This article here will focus on one of the new features in Azure Automation. I have already touched this in my last article here, Azure Automation now comes with a graphical user interface to author runbooks. Why do you need an Azure Automation GUI? To be honest, no idea, but it’s something still a lot of people think they need. Funny thing is, they say that thinking that they can’t expect everybody to be able to […]

Azure Automation – what’s new?

Microsoft has just released the next iteration of Azure Automation on their Microsoft Cloud and announced a lot of new features around it at their Microsoft Ignite Conference. This is just an overview of the features I am most excited about. New Preview Portal Automation node is now available in the new http://portal.azure.com Graphical User Interface for Azure Automation Orchestrator’s appeal always was the simple “drag and drop” experience while building runbooks. While this was usually quite limited and you quickly had to revert back to writing PowerShell code, the idea was that you could easily see what was happening. Graphical runbooks give you the ability to now view what […]

CTSMUG Meeting – October 3rd, 2014 at National Instruments

Register for our meeting this Friday, October 3rd! Here’s a brief agenda: 10:00 Integrating Systems Center Orchestrator and System Center Service Manager – Gabriel Taylor 11:00 SQL Server Reporting Services 202 – Mike Lucero 12:00 Lunch – Sponsored by 1E 1:00  Community Chat – opportunity for attendees to present something cool 1:30 1E.com Run Windows For Less – Shaun […]

Using your Configuration Manager data to Populate your Companies CMDB

As Users of this forum will know System Center Configuration Manager captures a massive amount of Asset data about the devices it has installed Agents onto. This is exactly the sort of data companies want to record in their CMDB but there has been no easy way to extract that data and use it.  So companies have resorted to the traditional methods of manually entering the data or purchase an Asset Discovery engine which can populate your CMDB.  Both solutions invariably mean the data in the CMDB bears no relationship to what you see in your management tools which just confuses the operations staff. The ideal solution to CMDB population and management is to use the Asset data discovered by your System Center Management tools to populate your CMDB.  This insures the data in your CMDB is the sa...

New Orchestrator Integration Packs and Runbook Content

Continuing our release of Integration Packs and Runbook Content to extend and enhance the System Center 2012 Orchestrator product Kelverion have released new Integration Packs for Atlassian, Cisco and Microsoft Products. We now have 21 Integration Packs and Utilities to extend and enhance the use of Orchestrator  and offer integration and automation of products from Amazon, BMC, CA, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle and not forgetting our most popular IP ServiceNow. We also provide a suite of Runbook Content Solutions. Building on the success of the Operation Manager 2012 Connectors we have launched solutions for: Cloud Lifecycle Management (previously named Multi-vendor Virtual Machine Provisioning) CMDB Population User on-boarding Further solutions are under development including: Self-Se...

FREE Orchestrator IP for Microsoft System Center 2012

How often have you gone to build an automated System Center 2012 process and discovered that the Orchestrator IP for the System Center 2012 product you want to automate is missing the critical Activity you want to automate? If you are like us, practically every day. Microsoft’s Integration Packs for their System Center 2012 toolset, lack certain capabilities that many Orchestrator users desperately need to automate their System Center 2012 deployments, you only need to follow this site to know this. This new Integration Pack is built with the same Engineering rigger and Usability features we offer with all our Orchestrator Integration Packs, quite simply because we are building our Runbook Solutions content around much of this Integration Pack’s functionality. The Integration Pack adds 24 ...