Kelverion IT Process Automation Blog

Surviving Patch Tuesday

Posted by Greg Charman on Sep 27, 2016 8:17:00 AM

Every configuration administrator looks forward to Patch Tuesday with equal parts anticipation and dread.

On the one hand, you have the certainty that vital updates and patches will regularly show up on your doorstep ready to deploy. On the other, without some careful intervention, you just might find a patch takes your entire server estate offline–all at the same time.

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Topics: Patching

Meet us in Atlanta @ Ignite 2016

Posted by Sean McCreesh on Sep 21, 2016 12:23:39 PM

Kelverion will be at Ignite 2016 next week in Atlanta!

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Topics: Automation

Kelverion at System Center Europe 2016

Posted by Greg Charman on Aug 18, 2016 9:57:05 AM

As technology has moved forward, so has Kelverion.   

Building on our extensive Orchestrator expertise we are now releasing integration products for Microsoft Azure Automation, SMA and PowerShell. 

The Key first step to this journey is our new Runbook Studio for Azure Automation Product.

The Runbook studio is a platform for developing IT automation runbooks. It provides the capabilities for authoring, upload, download and testing runbooks. The Runbooks can then be executed on Microsoft’s cloud based platform, Azure Automation.

The Runbook Studio also enables you to have a connection with multiple subscriptions and automation accounts. 

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, Azure

Join us at WPC 2016

Posted by Sean McCreesh on Jun 27, 2016 9:09:41 AM

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012

4 Ways the New Runbook Studio Makes Azure Automation Even Better

Posted by Greg Charman on May 5, 2016 7:30:00 AM

With Microsoft Azure you are finally able to utilise the Cloud to scale your infrastructure according to your needs. Virtual machines are popping in and out of existence at your whim. Today it’s collaborating with SharePoint, tomorrow you’re building databases in Oracle; a cornucopia of business applications await your every command. Furthermore, all this is accessed from any place, anytime, because the Cloud is wherever you need it to be, right?

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Topics: Automation, Azure

Announcing the Kelverion Runbook Studio - Making Azure Automation Easy

Posted by Greg Charman on Apr 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Automation, Azure

Understanding Kelverion’s New User Onboarding Solution

Posted by Amber Goins on Dec 1, 2015 1:58:55 PM

The tasks for setting up a new user are basically simple, but for various reasons never get completed in time for a new employee or contractor to start working immediately.  Most of us have started a new job and had the experience of sitting at a desk unable to login on our first day on the job.  The next few days or weeks are full of requests to get access to email, files, folders, Sharepoint sites, remote access and time entry systems.

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4 Popular Integration Packs for System Center Orchestrator

Posted by Sean McCreesh on Nov 17, 2015 11:15:52 AM

Kelverion have worked with hundreds of Microsoft System Center Orchestrator customers over the years, many of whom partner with Kelverion as their trusted advisors in System Center Integration & Automation.

This gives us an insight into where our customers need us most and allows us to develop the types of Integration Packs and Automation Solutions that are going to deliver the most value to organizations. 

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012

Troubleshooting the Kelverion ServiceNow Integration Pack Connection

Posted by Amber Goins on Aug 27, 2015 4:50:00 PM

This blog describes the techniques Kelverion Engineers use to troubleshoot the Kelverion ServiceNow Integration Pack Connection in Microsoft System Center Orchestrator.  For additional configuration assistance, we recommend downloading the Kelverion ServiceNow IP User Guide.There are a few key areas to take into consideration

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5 Reasons Why you Should buy a Pre-Built Integration Pack for SCORCH

Posted by Sean McCreesh on Aug 13, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Should you build your own Integration Pack or buy one?

To put it simply, it is cheaper and faster to buy a pre-built Integration Pack for System Center Orchestrator. Here are the five reasons why buying a pre-built Integration Pack for SCORCH is better than building your own.


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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012