My First Book, SCO 2016 Cookbook

19983349_10213512180022234_3764719510414147102_oHi all, I am feeling really proud, cause my first book has been published a few days ago.

A few months ago, the guys from PacktPublishing asked me to write the System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook. It took not too long to make a decision and this was positive.

So I have decided not only to write an update, I have done a complete makeover of this book.

I have added a lot of new Recipes and have added a lot of my experience from the past 6 years. In the End, we have a complete new book, so go ahead and get your copy.

http://amzn.to/2t8fZmX

Don’t forget to write a Review on Amazon.

Thanks

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

 

SCDPM Presentation at CDC Germany 2017

2017-03-06-10_48_20-Cloud-Datacenter-Conference-Germany-Die-Zukunft-Ihrer-IT-gestalten-and-3-mThis is is just a short Post about my Presentation at CDC Germany this year. See “10 Gründe um Data Protection Manager 2016 zu nutzen” in German Language.

And to make sure, this was an awesome Event organized by Carsten Rachfahl, hopefully I am allowed to speak next year Smile

 

I’m speaking at…

scug_logo_mainat a lot of cool events the next months, so lets have a look.First I have spoken last week at the System Center User Group Austria with my new Presentation about Custom Logs in OMS and Home automation.

The next will be System Center User Group Austria in Vienna at Mai 23rd 2017, there I will also present my OMS Session, hopefully without a damaged cloud : – ) http://www.scug.at/

 

2017-03-06 10_48_20-Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany – Die Zukunft Ihrer IT gestalten and 3 morThe CDC Germany will be in Munich at 4th and 5th Mai 2017. This is the second time Carsten Rachfahl will organize this kind of event, so go ahead and get your tickets.

In Munich I will talk about “10 things why you have to switch to SCDP 2016”

https://www.cdc-germany.de/

 

2017-03-06 11_14_37-Home- Base-IT GmbH and 6 more pages ‎- Microsoft EdgeLast but not least, I will be at all three days at “base-IT Infrastructure Days”  at 16th, 17th and 18th of Mai 2017. The “base-IT Infrastructure Days” will be in Salzburg, Linz and Vienna and the topics will related to OnPremise and Cloud Solution’s related to Microsoft.

So keep in touch at http://www.base-it.at/home/

 

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

Modern Backup Storage with SCDPM 2016

System Center Data Protection Manager have come a long way, and has gotten some cool new features in the last few years.

Cloud Backup, VMware Support, best Backup Solution for Microsoft Products, support for all the new Server 2016 Features like Storage Spaces Direct, RCT, Virtual TPM, Backup Mixed Mode Cluster and many more.

System Center Data Protection Manager has been always the first choice for our Customers, to provide a perfect Backup Solution of their Microsoft workload, fully integrated in their Microsoft Datacenter and the possibility to store the long term Backup to the Cloud.

 

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So, SCDPM 2016 has been released in Q4 2016 and we got a huge new Feature to store our Backup files called Modern Backup Storage.

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Upgrade to System Center Orchestrator 2016

System Center Orchestrator should be the first Product to upgrade to 2016, so we also will start with SCO.

The Upgrade is straight forward and an easy one, but we have some pre-checks to make sure everything runs smooth.

First we will make a small Health Check to make sure SCO is doing fine, afterwards we proceed with our Backups followed by uninstall 2012 R2 and Installing 2016.

Lets go.

SCO Health Check

We normally use the “Orchestrator Health Checker” to get a quick overview of our environment. You an download the small Tool here:  http://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/99063

So take a look at your running and queued Runbooks and make sure nothing important is sill running or not to many Runbooks are in Queue.

After we have made sure that our SCO is healthy, we can take the next step.

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System Center 2016 is here

 

We have been waiting a long time, Microsoft released the new System Center 2016 suite nearly a month ago.

A few days after, also Update Rollup 1 has been released.

As I am mainly related to SCDPM, SCSM and SCO, I will show you all the news around these three Products

So lets take a look, what’s new with System Center 2016.

Service Manager 2016

  • Time to create and update Work Item is reduced
  • Workflows are faster
  • Group and queue calculations improved
  • Faster SCCM and Active Directory Connector
  • Grooming improvements

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MVP, the second year

MVP_Logo_Avatar_Secondary_Black_CMYK_300ppiYes, around three weeks ago, on October 1st 2016 I received, the nearly most important Mail a year.

My MVP Renewal was perfect, so I am part of this community for the second year in a row.

 

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2016 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Cloud and Datacenter Management technical communities during the past year. Also in this email:

  • About your MVP Award Gift
  • How to claim your award benefits
  • Your MVP Identification Number
  • MVP Award Program Code of Conduct

The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say “Thank you for your technical leadership.”

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TOP 10 Posts, first half-year period 2016

This my TOP 10 list of Blogposts in the last six month.

The list is measured by the Views of Posts in the last half-year period 2016

Something has changed since the last TOP 10 Post.

This is the list, relaxe and read again.

  1. PowerShell Import-Module oder Add-PSSnapIn
  2. Powershell Get-Date
  3. Windows 7 SP1, Fehler C0000034 beim Updatevorgang 282 von 118412– behoben
  4. Export PST bei Exchange 2010 SP1
  5. PowerShell BackupScript
  6. Installation and first look at the new SCSM HTML5 Portal
  7. System Center Data Protection Manager
  8. Standarddrucker und Druckereinstellungen mittels PowerShell konfigurieren
  9. Ablaufdatum des Passwortes der AD User mit PowerShell auslesen
  10. System Center Data Protection Manager
  11. Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2 released

This are my last TOP 10 Post Summaries:

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2 released

Microsoft released the Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 9 contains Fixes and Updates for SCDPM, SPF, VMM, Windows Azure Pack.

As we know, there is the possibility that the actual Update Rollup can contain some Bugs, so maybe wait a few days to install, or try it on a Test Environment.

Get all Information’s about Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2:

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Interview with Darryl van der Peijl

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Here is the next Interview in 2016, its Darryl van der Peijl from the Netherlands.

From time to time I will ask some of my colleagues from the community if they are interested to answer some Questions, so here we are.

From this point now, Darryl will answer my Questions, at the end I will let you know where to connect with Darryl and where his Community work is available.

 

Small Introduction of you and what you are doing

My name is Darryl van der Peijl based in the Netherlands.
Currently working for Inovativ which is a consulting company focussed on Microsoft technolgies and we’re doing lots of cool stuff. I’m awarded as Microsoft MVP and blog regulary on my own blog and hyper-v.nu which is a community blog.

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