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Download Azure Web Apps Publishing Profile and Setting up FTP Access

Download Publishing Profile via portal.azure.com Log into Portal.Azure.Com Open a web browser and navigate to http://portal.azure.com Authenticate using the proper credential Navigate to the website you want to download the publishing profile for \ Click ‘Get Publishing Profile’ More information

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Find what jobs were running on a runbook server

A question came up from a team-mate, how do I see what jobs were running on a runbook server in SMA at some point in time? To answer the question we made a nice little sql query Find out what

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SMA Blog Posts by the PG

If you don’t follow the Orchestrator team blog you definitely should – http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/ Lately they have published a number of blog posts about the inner workings of SMA that should help anyone trying to design workflows for the system a

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Cloud Computing Format War

I recently published a whitepaper up to TechNet gallery comparing the cloud computing strategies of Microsoft and VMWare. The paper is available at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/The-Cloud-Computing-Format-47238f53 Here is a quick excerpt: A growing number of enterprises have begun to consider how “cloud

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Windows Azure Pack

With the forthcoming R2 release of Server 2012 Microsoft will be releasing functionality it has created in its Public Windows Azure offering. This is huge for companies trying to develop private cloud strategies. At the moment there is a good

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Start or Stop all Monitor Runbooks in Folders

I have just put together a 4th script for manipulating monitor runbooks through the Orchestrator web service. As always, the Module and associated example scripts are available up at https://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/107858. Instead of just dropping the script on my blog and

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PowerShell script to check monitor Status

In our environment we have a Runbook folder structure that says if you have a monitor Runbook and you want it to be running in our Production environment it must be placed in a root folder under the \Production folder.

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