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In May, ServiceNow Community hosted 2 Ask the Expert sessions. Here are the summaries with Q&A highlights of each session. These sessions are available on-demand to watch at your convenience. And, if you still have questions regarding the topic, you can still post them in the discussion thread to get answers directly from the experts!
Expert: Jesse Schulman, Product Expert, Developer, Automation Services/Orchestration
Summary: The session focussed on how to build a new reusable Powershell based activity with the new Activity Designer that was introduced in Fuji. It also addressed how to consume the output of that activity in a workflow using the new databus which was also introduced in Fuji.
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Expert: Marty Wexler, ServiceNow Director/Architect of Discovery
Summary: The MID Server Extension Container is a new feature added in the Fuji release. The Extension Container (EC) is used to allow a new type of collector to be run resident on the MID server. Until now, probes needed to be launched in order to collect information such as the state of Virtual Machines. With the new EC, vCenter VM states are updated via events sent from the vCenter, to the MID server, and updated in the CMDB. This allows the state of the CMDB to be as up to date as possible.