Damian is an Infrastructure Architect currently focused on cloud technologies in the converged data-center, with perspective on service management automation for repeatable processes in “Dev/Ops” scenarios, leveraging Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Microsoft's Azure Pack. He has a keen interest in cloud computing from both a business strategy and technical viewpoint and has presented sessions on building and managing private/hybrid clouds at a number of industry events. Damian authored the cloud chapters on two books – Microsoft Private Cloud Computing (Sybex), and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide (Sybex) -- and is active in many Microsoft programs, is a Microsoft MVP, and has published a number of white papers, technical articles and webinars.
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Recent May, 2014 Stories
Need some help with service delivery? Learn how to create custom Service Manager portal offerings and scope these to specific user groups in this post.
Want to understand how a cloud can help scale applications at will? Check out this intro to learn how Virtual Machine Manager service templates for more!
Check out Microsoft's free online service System Center Advisor. Get to know how it works and about its architecture and integration with Operations Manager.
In this quick overview learn what configuration items can do for you, as well as how to create a configuration item in Service Manager.
Learn to document your System Center 2012 - Orchestrator flows using the free Orchestrator Visio and Word Generator tool. Find out how in this post!
In this post, discover the steps to establish the configuration item synchronization between Operations Manager and Service Manager to extend the CMDB.
The inbox Service Manager activities in Orchestrator are limited. Learn to leverage PowerShell to create an activity that will enhance your inbox offerings.
Did you know System Center Service Manager had two PowerShell modules? Learn more about the differences between the modules and what they can do for you!
Service Manager has the ability to import data from both Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012. Learn to establish this connection in this easy how-to!
Learn how to update the action log of an incident in Service Manager using System Center 2012 Orchestrator in this handy how-to article.
Add IT Asset Management (ITAM) functionality to your Service Manager 2012 R2 ITIL system
Are your System Center - Orchestrator runbooks out of control? Find out more about how Orchestrator Health Checker can help!
In part 2 of this series, find out how to perform an update to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 from Configuration Manager 2012 SP1.
Discover how to prepare your production implementation of an upgrade to Configuration Manager 2012 R2.
Can you name the five System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCMM) server templates? Check out this informative overview!