By Example Posts

Orchestrator By Example: Scaling Out a Machine Tier in a VMM Service with Orchestrator

This article, which details how to scale out a VMM service instance with Orchestrator to automate the provisioning of additional capacity, is a supplemental post to “Chapter 16 – Integration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager” in the upcoming System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed from Sams Publishing, now available for pre-order. A Note on Scale […]

Orchestrator By Example: Performing In-Place Updates for Services in System Center 2012 VMM SP1 and Orchestrator

This article, which details how to implement in-place servicing of a VMM service instance with Orchestrator, is a supplemental post to “Chapter 16 – Integration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager” in the upcoming System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed from Sams Publishing, now available for pre-order. A Note on In-Place Updates (aka In-Place Servicing) In […]

Windows Start Menu theme for Savision Live Maps

You’ve spent weeks or months on that project to instrument you datacenter and applications with Operations Manager, now is not the time to skimp on presenting all that health data. Savision Live Maps is a great tool for visually presenting the health captured by System Center 2012 Operations Manager in a more consumer friendly format. Live […]

Infront’s Consultants are rocking the MMS Speaking charts!!

MMS 2013 has seen some brilliant presentations from the consultants, MVPs and experts at Infront Consulting Group. Pete Zerger, Mickey Gousset, Raymond Chou and Alexandre Verkinderen all delivered some outstanding sessions and the evaluations and feedback have been very positive. If you missed the sessions in person, you can find them on Channel 9. Thanks […]

Use PowerShell with Bing Maps API to lookup GPS cordinates and SET-SCOMLocation

I’ve prepared a presentation on using dashboards for an internal Microsoft PFE event called GeekReady and thought I would share some key takeaways, one of those being using Bing Maps API and SET-SCOMLocation.   (p.s. we are always hiring engineers) Using PowerShell to Update The Map: Detailed in the 300+ Page Authoring Guide (200-300 level) Find a list […]

OpsMgr by Example: Automatically Balancing the Windows Agent Load with PowerShell

Special thanks to OpsMgr community guru Andreas Zuckerhut for contributing this awesome OpsMgr Command Shell script to eliminate a common challenge in large OpsMgr environments! Of all the functions made easier by the new resource pools feature in System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr), evenly distributing agent load is not one of them. If you […]

How to remove the watermark from Windows 8 desktop?

You must have seen the small watermark on the bottom right corner of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview desktop background. It says ” Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Evaluation copy. Build 8250 “. Though it is small, but still the desktop doesn’t look fully clean due to the presence of this watermark. So you may want […]