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Automating the Export and TFS Check-In of Workflows

For disaster recovery reasons in Orchestrator it is beneficial to have backups of individual Workflows.  In order to facilitate this and not increase the amount of manual work that has to be done we have come up with a workflow

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Opalis Windows 7 Upgrade Process Presentation

Hey Everyone, It has come to my attention that the presentation I delivered at MMS this year never actually got uploaded to the MMS site!  I have modified the presentation to only be my portion (I can’t actually share the

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Opalis Policy Failover

Introduction Have you ever wondered how Policy Failover works in Opalis? Let’s take a look. For the purpose of this testing I am going to create a very simple workflow that sleeps for a minute then sends out an email.

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Data Manipulation Functions

This section is pulled directly from the Opalis Help documents. I highly suggest looking through the built-in help documents in Opalis. Data Manipulation Functions Opalis Integration Server enables you to manipulate string data from text files, Published Data items, or

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Fun with Links

I was looking at a workflow Charles had written the other day and saw that his links had labels and were colored! Well, one of the biggest reason I love Opalis is that if I create my workflow correctly almost

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Workflow Concepts: Part II – Segregation of Work (High Level)

Introduction This is a high level (theoretical) discussion about workflow design. I will create two different how-to posts following this describing how to create workflows that follow this model as well as a post on how to design your environment

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Workflow Concepts: Part I – Multi-Tiered Workflows

When writing your first workflow you probably just started pulling objects over and linking them together to achieve a simple task and, after a bit of playing around, you probably got it to work and do what you want (See

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