Archive for the ‘Operations Manager’ Category

Update Rollup 8 Released for SystemCenter

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

For Operations Manager UR8 has been released for 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

For a list of all System Center 2012 R2 links see below link.
Description of Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2


How to manage System Center Operations Manager using Groups 2015!

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Cameron Fuller has updated his white paper on managing Operations Manager using Groups. The new version is now available at: 

Great read get it now!

System Center TechNet related Blog Posts to note

July 22, 2015 Leave a comment

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:


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.

MP University Webinar

July 10, 2015 Leave a comment

If you are into MP authoring, want to learn more about MP authoring, I would highly recommend signing up and attending this webinar! Some of the best minds at MP authoring will be showing how they author management packs. MP University Wed August 12, 8am to 3 pm central. There are only 100 slots so sign up now! (not sure if this link will work or not)


Below is text I totally stole from about the event as well as bios on the folks that will be presenting.


Please join the SCOM gurus from Infront Consulting Group, Silect Software, and Microsoft on August 12, for a FREE full day event on authoring Management Packs.

View the invitation here, and if you register before July 14, you will be entered into the draw twice.

Our speakers come with extensive knowledge and experience in the IT field.

Brian Wren

Brian Wren

Brian Wren worked at Microsoft Consulting Services for 13 years specializing in management technologies including designing and building management packs for a variety of customers.  For the last five years, he has worked with the documentation team at Microsoft completing the Management Pack Authoring Guide, Management Pack Development training on Microsoft Virtual Academy, and various samples in the TechNet Gallery.  He can be reached at bwren@microsoft.comand on Twitter

Freddy Mora Silva

Freddy Mora Silva

Freddy Mora Silva is Senior Software Developer at Infront Consulting Group, a global IT consulting firm specializing in the System Center suite of technologies, responsible for designing and developing SCOM Management Packs for diverse monitoring scenarios, which also includes customs reports.

Freddy is an accomplished software developer professional with more than 25 years of experience in this area, specializing in object-oriented programming, design and analysis with extensive experience in software design including requirement definition, prototyping, proof of concept, design, interface implementation, testing and upgrading maintenance.

Before joining Infront in January of 2015, Freddy worked as a Microsoft vendor, for seven years, where he collaborated in most of Microsoft’s different technologies and core Management Packs, from the 2007 versions and onward.

You can check his blog posts here:

Freddy completed a Business Administration Degree in an Ecuadorian University, and was always interested in the technology field, thus he decided to acquire knowledge by following courses and practices up to a professional level that allow him to deliver top notch quality products during his career.

In his free time, Freddy enjoys attending to soccer games and traveling with his family.

Mike Sargent

Mike Sargent is a Senior Developer with Silect Software.  Over the past 12 years Mike has been involved in developing MP Studio and MP Author, amongst other special projects.

Kevin Holman

Kevin Holman

Kevin is currently a Dedicated Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft, supporting System Center Operations Manager for our largest enterprise clients.  He has also held roles in the Microsoft sales organization, as a Technical Specialist in Windows Server and System Center.   He has been in the technology industry for 20 years, previous to Microsoft as a Platforms Engineer for EDS (now HP) in Plano, TX.   He is very active in the OpsMgr community, both online and in local System Center users groups, and he recently completed being the Technical Editor for the SCOM 2012 Unleashed Book.  He also maintains the most read System Center blog on, at  He currently lives with his wife and newborn twins in Allen, TX.

Jonathan Almquist

Jonathan Almquist

Jonathan Almquist is a Principal Consultant with Infront Consulting Group. He has worked in the IT industry since the late 90’s, with a primary focus on the Operations Manager product since 2005. Jonathan has provided consulting services to many well known fortune 500 companies, serving in all areas of infrastructure design and implementation, to development and integration projects. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and spending time with his two sons.