Authors

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

Service Manager Service Catalog Query

Anytime you setup a new Request Offering (RO), you are required to map the prompts to properties in the selected template.  When it comes to integrating Orchestrator Runbooks in ROs, we actually just...

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Blank Values in a Service Manager CSV Import

One of the really cool features I love about Service Manager is the CSV Import function.  With the ability to create/update objects and type projections right from a CSV file, you truly have the abil...

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What Time Is It? - How Service Manager Stores Date and Time

One of the great things about Service Manager is its out-of-box capability to be configured in many different languages.  With things like Language Codes and Display Strings in Management Packs, we c...

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Using Quotes in Orchestrator PowerShell Activities

One really neat thing you can do when using Orchestrator with Service Manager is write some PowerShell activities to configure the output in a format that is much easier for your analysts to read.  B...

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How to Automate the Clearing of Orchestrator Logs

Awhile back, our Infrastructure Team Lead Nate blogged on how you can manually clear the Orchestrator logs (post can be found here).  Although this is a very quick and simple task to do, in the cours...

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