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Christopher Mank

Christopher Mank

Christopher is a Systems Architect with Concurrency and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP. He has worked on many different IT projects ranging in size and across multiple industries. He has a strong background in both Infrastructure and .NET development and specializes in System Center, SQL, PowerShell, Azure, Visual Studio Team Services, and DevOps.

Contributions by Christopher Mank

How to Enable Tracing in Service Manager

In the wonderful world of technology, I find myself spending most of my time doing one of two things:  Engineering really cool things, or fixing really cool things that are broken.  When it comes to ...

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How to be a Successful Microsoft Engineer [Podcast]

[caption id="attachment_14315" align="alignright" width="189"] Christopher Mank - Infrastructure Systems Engineer with Concurrency[/caption] Subscribe to Podcast RSS or Subscribe in iTunes. Chr...

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More Service Manager Useful Queries – Entity Change Log

Awhile back, Travis posted a blog on some useful queries as a way to tour the CMDB (found here).  As he mentions, sometimes it is just faster and easier to get the data you are looking for just by qu...

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More Service Manager Useful Queries – Rule Workflows

Awhile back, Travis posted a blog on some useful queries as a way to tour the CMDB (found here).  As he mentions, sometimes it is just faster and easier to get the data you are looking for just by qu...

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Service Manager Change Log Grooming – Part 1: Deep Dive

As you know, Service Manager natively tracks every property and relationship change on every object in the CMDB.  This information is visible in the console via the History tab.  Although there are s...

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How to Convert Dates to Local Time in Your SCSM Queries

In a previous blog post, we went over how Service Manager stores its dates and times in UTC format.  This is super helpful to know when querying the database and/or writing reports.  Now having this ...

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How to Query the Service Manager CMDB with PowerShell

When it comes to the task of automation within Service Manager, you're not without options.  You can use the SCSM built-in Cmdlets (found here), the SCSM Orchestrator Integration Pack (found here), a...

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