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Helping Manage the COVID-19 crisis: Automation for Users Who Work from Home

Following our recent webinar series focused on helping partners deal with the global crisis, I’ve received several emails asking for help creating or using the automation we discussed. To help answer your questions, I’ve created an outline below of what the automations are, how and when to use them, and links to the policies. The four automation policies we covered in the webinars are: Read More … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Three Examples of How Monitoring Prevents Issues Through Automation

In this video Marc-Andre Tanguay highlights three ways automation can be used to optimize monitoring to help prevent a lot of support tickets. Read More … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Three Examples of How Monitoring Prevents Issues Through Automation

In this video Marc-Andre Tanguay highlights three ways automation can be used to optimize monitoring to help prevent a lot of support tickets. Read More … [Read more...]

Upgrading to Office365 with Automation Manager

Doing Microsoft Office 365 migrations is becoming more and more common for MSPs. There are a few good reasons for this: Office365 is typically cheaper than purchasing individual licenses for each user every few years, it offers constant updates, cloud storage, scalability, and (mostly) low, predictable cost to the end customer.  Read More … [Read more...]

Upgrading to Office365 with Automation Manager

Doing Microsoft Office 365 migrations is becoming more and more common for MSPs. There are a few good reasons for this: Office365 is typically cheaper than purchasing individual licenses for each user every few years, it offers constant updates, cloud storage, scalability, and (mostly) low, predictable cost to the end customer.  Read More … [Read more...]

Using AWS S3 Buckets in Automation Manager

It’s becoming increasingly more common for partners to deploy large files—whether it’s to deploy software updates, do OS upgrades, or help a customer with a project. The need to transfer large files is more important than ever and will continue to grow as applications and updates grow.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a fairly inexpensive offering called Simple Storage Service (S3), which … [Read more...]

How to Move up the Automation Maturity Model—Part 3: Beyond the Basics

<p>In previous blogs in this series, I discussed how partners typically fit in four main automation maturity categories. The categories include partners who aren’t interested in automating, partners who are interested but aren’t sure how to start, partners who have started the journey towards automation, and partners who automate anything they can.</p> <p>If you haven’t read … [Read more...]

How to Move Up the Automation Maturity Model—Part 2: Where to Start

<p>In my last two blogs I looked at how I see our partners fitting into four categories when it comes to automation maturity. The categories include partners who aren’t interested in automating, partners who are interested but aren’t sure how to start, partners who have started the journey towards automation, and partners who automate anything they can. I also discussed how to show the value … [Read more...]

How to Move Up the Automation Maturity Model 

<p>In a recent blog, <a href="https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/blog/automation-week-upgrading-powershell…; target="_blank">Upgrading PowerShell and Automation in 2019</a>, I talked about how automation has evolved and how I see our partners fitting into four different categories with respect to their automation maturity. Read More … [Read more...]