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Community Open Floor: V11.4.2 Release and INNOVATE 2022 Anticipation

With the baseline release of Cireson Portal for Service Manager V11.4.2 out and available for download, this Community Open Floor conversation centered on it, preferred Cireson product development cycles, your plans for upgrades and topics you want to see at the upcoming INNOVATE 2022 virtual conference. v11.4.2 What to Expect To better support customers planning upgrades, Cireson has evolved product

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Cireson: working with relationships and PowerShell in SCSM

How to Work with Relationships in PowerShell

Following setup in parts 1-5 of this PowerShell series, Cireson Product Manager Adam Dzyacky ties everything together in this blog, with an emphasis on relationships and extracting meaning from data. Definitive Service Manager PowerShell Blog Series, Part 6 Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) contains a great deal of data about your environment, but you may not know how to

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Community Open Floor: Creating Efficiency with Learning, Short Cuts, Advice and Planning

Productive, active conversation is happening in the Community Open Floor Discussion Group, particularly from newly joined members and others seeking help. Welcome to all, and thanks to those who are lending advice, ideas and support. “Analytics and Auditing” Tool: It’s Coming! Anticipation is building for the release of the “analytics and auditing” tool and its ability to create efficiency. Expected

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Best Practices for Working with Microsoft System Center Service Manager

IT administrators can do a lot with Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) to improve its functionality out-of-the box. You can get a head start by following these best practices that help maximize your investment and increase productivity. Infrastructure and Planning Your Production Environment Let’s start at the beginning: planning your production environment. There are a few things to keep

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Community Open Floor: Working with Notification Activity

Last week we announced the launch of Cireson’s “notification activity” console app, which simplifies the process of updating stakeholders about Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) activity. But during our recent Community Open Floor meetup, we demonstrated its various features and discussed use cases for different environments. What Does Notification Activity Do? When you put a notification activity in the

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New Cireson Console App: Simplify Notifications with Notification Activity

During our recent Quarterly Webinar, we previewed a series of new Cireson portal features. Now the “notification activity” console app is available, making it easier to keep people updated about Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) activity. Flexibility: When and How you Use Notifications You may have previously relied on runbooks to update stakeholders in these types of situations: When

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Community Open Floor: Various Ways to Approach Forms and Dashboards

Various Ways to Approach Forms and Dashboards We know that there are usually various ways to achieve a goal, each associated with pros and cons. Last week during our Community Open Floor meetup, we discussed: Different ways to apply a drop-down list to a form Archive /analytics tool questions Flexible, data-rich forms and dashboards How to Prevent an Extension Pile

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Futureproof Your ITSM Plan for These Current Trends

We talked a lot about futureproofing your Microsoft Service Manager strategy last year at Cireson’s Innovate 2021 virtual conference, but what about external factors now broadly affecting IT service management (ITSM)? The pandemic has shifted how we support business and deliver technology, and the following trends should be on your radar moving forward. Employees Require Flexible Support in Hybrid /

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Community Open Floor: Try Customizing Using These Tools

IT professionals are pretty notorious for making thing possible, but sometimes the technology we use for a specific purpose falls short. In the case of the traditional data warehouse, meant for reporting, you no longer need to cobble together a process or method to make it work for archiving. Cireson’s “archiving and analytics” tool, announced during our recent webinar, will

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Cireson Q1 2022 Webinar Recap: Innovation Abounds!

Innovation Abounds!  In keeping with the flexibility characteristic of Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM), Cireson is planning a series of products and services that help you do more with the technology you own, while receiving support and supplemental expertise according to your needs. These developments were outlined recently by Cireson Product Manager Adam Dzyacky and Senior Customer Experience Manager

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Community Open Floor: Customize User Data 3 Ways in SCSM

Customize User Data 3 Ways in SCSM Are you happy with the way user information is displayed in the portal? When it comes to Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) and the Cireson portal, you have more control than you think to change it. During the last Community Open Floor meeting, we walked through three different levels of customization you

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Revive Ghost Connectors in SCSM Using These 8 Steps

Revive Ghost Connectors in SCSM You’re stuck. Suddenly, connectors across Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) stop working, even connectors to Active Directory and Configuration Manager. You see errors pop up in the operations event log that look something like this: How to fix it? You don’t have to do anything drastic like a database restore. Turns out, other people

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