Opalis becomes Orchestrator

System Center super integration product Opalis has been given its System Center moniker and will henceforth be known as System Center Orchestrator. Orchestrator integrates with pretty much everything in the Microsoft stack, allowing you to use an intuitive graphical interface to automate everything from spinning up new Exchange mailbox server databases, through to shunting virtual machines from one host to another through to assisting in the rapid deployment of complex configurations. A 180 day trial of Orchestrator is still available on the Microsoft website and any administrator who hasn't got the patience to figure out how to use a complex script to automate an annoyingly involved task should check it out athttp://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/opalis.aspx

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on Apr 6, 2011
In typical Microsoft fashion, the marketing geniuses rename a product but then don't follow through with the branding changes on their website.

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