There are a few blog posts to note from TechNet. This is just a small sample of important post of the past few days.
There is a new home page for PowerShell
Check this page to give feed back on the new landing page.
System Center Operations Manager Feedback Request
The operations manager product team is looking for feed back on Alert Criticality, with a very short survey. If you use Operations Manager on any kind of basis and work with Alerts please take the survey to give the product team some real world feedback.
Direct Link to Survey: http://aka.ms/criticality
System Center Service Manager 2012 R2 UR7
It is not released yet, they are just announcing the release date to the download center which will be July 28th.
Security Threat Analysis – Using Operations Management Suite
This is a very nice run down on using OMS or Operations Management Suite to provide a security investigation example.
This was directly stolen from Cameron Fullers post on ‘SystemCenterCentral’ just trying to help get the word out on this new white paper.
With Microsoft so focused on the cloud, it causes concerns about the future of technologies which many of us live and breathe on a daily basis. To tackle this topic I have written a whitepaper which looks at Operations Manager and its futures from a variety of angles to answer the question: “Is Operations Manager still relevant in the world of the cloud?”
Highlights of this whitepaper include:
- A history of Operations Manager and what conclusions we can draw from that history
- Cloud first, mobile first, and it’s impacts on System Center
- The Microsoft Operations Management Suite and how it compares with Operations Manager
- Monitoring available within Azure, and solutions to monitor Azure
- The Cloud Platform Stack, WAP, and Azure Stack
Architecting Operations Manager to run in the cloud
To find out the answer, check out the new whitepaper available for download at:https://www.savision.com/free-whitepaper-mvp-cameron-fuller-tackling-elephant-room-opsmgr-still-relevant-cloud
This should have been posted 6/10/15!
Last week, (first week of June) I was visiting Atlanta GA, taking care of summer plans for the family. Being a frequent visitor of the taping of the PowerScripting Podcast, and I knew Hal was out of town, I decided to ask, Jon Waltz @jonwalz if I could come by and co-host the talk. I had a freaking blast recording (if only could have seen the Chat to answer questions as they came thru HAHA!) It should be Episode 302 of the PowerScripting Podcast or something like that. The video recording of the live taping is on youtube.com
A few items I mentioned in Episode 302 of the PowerScripting Podcast
Plural Sight Course “Play by Play: PowerShell from Idea to Action with Don Jones and Jeff Hicks” http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/play-by-play-powershell-from-idea-to-action-jones-hicks
Plural Sight Blog post on Azure Operational Insights “Lessons learned: Azure Operational Insights (Preview)” http://blog.pluralsight.com/microsoft-azure-operational-insights-preview
System Center: Operations Manager Engineering Blog “How to stop the receiving of Operational Insights Configuration Alerts (formerly ‘Advisor’) in Operations Manager”
Blogs related to all things Operations Manager
Bob Cornelissen’s Blog
Cameron Fuller’s Blog
Daniele Grandini’s Blog
Jonathan Almquist’s Blog
Kevin Greene’s Blog
Kevin Holman’s Blog
Marnix Wolf’s Blog
OpsMgr Product Team’s
Stefan Roth’s Blog
Stefan Stranger’s blog
Tao Yang’s System Center Blog
System Center/Azure related Pod Cast
Free Operations Manager E-book “Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience” http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2015/04/21/free-ebook-microsoft-system-center-operations-manager-field-experience.aspx
Best of Build and Windows 10
PowerShell: Auto Closing Alerts By Rules & Reckoning UTC Time With Day Light Savings
New Post: SCOM 2012 R2 Technical Preview 2 – What’s New?
Just in case Department: if you don’t want Ops Insight Alerts going to SCOM any more
#AzureStack @ #MSIgnite
System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2 Management Packs for Open Source Software
It is a new Microsoft, and they love Linux, so much so the Operations Manager product team would like to hear your pain points and monitoring Challenges from Linux Administrators.
(in the blog post asking for this information they state out right they are not trying to sell you anything only trying to collect pain points and challenges to monitoring your Linux environment)
If you are interested in talking to the product team for 30 minutes take 5 minutes to fill out this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KK772MC
A new dashboard example using the tiny blue bars as visual metrics is available on Wei H Lim blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wei_out_there_with_system_center/archive/2015/06/01/opsmgr-sample-os-summary-dashboard-with-blue-bar-columns.aspx
The MPB bundle for the sample dashboard in the link above can be found in the TechNet Library.
Do not forget to go get the Microsoft Virtual Academy and download the Operations Manager Field Guide link.
Like many IT Professionals this week, I was not at the MS Ignite. Like many of you have heard some of the many announcements, and I wanted to share a few of the System Center and Server related announcements.
Office 2016 Preview
Windows 10 Preview ISO Download (I almost forgot this one)
Now Available – System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2
Once you have signed up for the technical preview 2 for system center the download of all the iso’s will begin.
Microsoft Operations Management Suite
If your looking for the future direction of SCOM, a fellow MVP Kevin Greene @kgreeneit tweeted from MS Ignite this week, pay attention to Operations Management Suite.
Overview of Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Microsoft Operations Management Suite (MOMS) Solutions
Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2
Microsoft Announces Nano Server for Modern Apps and Cloud
Getting Started with Nano Server
These are just some of the many many items that happened this week at MS Ignite. It really looks like Microsoft has been bringing their A game. Let us see if they can follow thru.