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  • Blog Post: Calling all System Administrators and Security Analysts to provide feedback regarding Security Threat detection and response

    We are looking for System Administrators\Security Analysts to take a very short anonymous survey that will take only a minute to complete regarding managing Security Threats in your environment. This will be extremely helpful to us on the product team. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5GMSCHP Thank...
  • Blog Post: Looking to talk to Storage, Network or Application Administrators

    We are looking to talk to Storage, Network and Application Administrators to understand their challenges within their areas of expertise. If you fall into one of these roles and are will to do a 30min conference call with us please fill in the details in the link below. We would really appreciate your...
  • Blog Post: Calling all System Administrators to provide feedback on Configuration Change Tracking Challenges

    We are looking for System\Server Administrators to take a 10 question anonymous survey on challenges around Configuration Change tracking . This would be extremely helpful to us on the product team. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/393YQQC - Satya Vel
  • Blog Post: Join us at TechEd 2014 to see how we are changing your Operational Investigation experience for the better. #DCIM-B369

    We have an exciting new session ( DCIM-B369 Extending Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager ) at TechEd 2014 this year where we will show you how the brand ' new ' Advisor capabilities we have added will change the way you investigate Operational issues. This will be the first time...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr Customer-Product team meet up at TechEd 2014

    We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center Operations Manager. This is an opportunity for you to meet the OpsMgr leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables which will be discussing various topics with members of...
  • Blog Post: Key Concepts Guide is now available

    I just put the finishing touches on the Key Concepts guide and it is posted on the download center, here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3a633532-1dde-49b6-930f-7df50b69b77b&displaylang=en It includes the following topics: Overview of model-based design ...
  • Blog Post: Nice write up on MOM on TechTarget

    Good article on the new features in MOM 2005: Tech Target Write Up
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 SP1 now supports Windows Server 2003 R2 and above

    MOM 2005 with Service Pack 1 now supports all MOM components (Database, Management Server, Console, Agent, Data Warehouse, Web Console, Reporting Console) on Windows Server R2 and above. There is no hotfix or patch required to enable this to work. Satya
  • Blog Post: System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Release Candidate

    I am pleased to announce that the System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2007 Release Candidate is now available. SCCP 2007 helps size and plan deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, with capacity planning models for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer Mentions MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition in Exec Mail

    Once a month Steve Ballmer sends an exec email to subscribers. These emails usually talk about Microsoft's vision/strategy in certain areas. In this month's installment, Steve discusses Microsoft's strategy to meet the unique business and IT needs of the "mid-market" (defined as 25-500 PCs, ~1,000 employees...
  • Blog Post: Setup and Upgrade in System Center Operations Manager 2012

    For the Operations Manager 2012 release, we have made some big changes in the setup and upgrade areas to make the deployment experience more simple, intuitive, and easy to use. In this post, I’m going to go through some of the major changes in the deployment experiences to help you better prepare...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards

    As you’ve likely seen or heard, System Center Operations Manager 2012 contains significant enhancements in the ability to display data through the use of its new dashboard technologies. This post is the first in a series of dashboard-related posts introducing these new abilities. Why did we...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server MP version 6.0.6569.0 is now released!

    The OpsMgr team is glad to announce that the most recent update to the SQL Server MP (version 6.0.6569.0) has been released to the MP catalog ! This update provides fixes to key customer problems and also includes many significant updates to the guide as well. Following is the list of changes to the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Forum 2005 Coming Up Soon

    The Microsoft IT Forum 2005 conference is coming up soon. The registration site is up and running here: http://www.mseventseurope.com/msitforum/05/pre/content/default.aspx Date : 15-17 November Location : Barcelona, Spain Registration Cost : 1595 Euros (save 400 Euros on early registration...
  • Blog Post: Yes... you can now install the MOM 2005 SP1 Agent on Windows XP Embedded

    The MOM 2005 SP1 Agent Prerequisite Component for Windows XP Embedded installs the necessary components that support the MOM 2005 SP1 Agent on Windows XP Embedded. This allows you to then install the MOM 2005 SP1 Agent and monitor the health of Windows XP Embedded in the same way as you monitor the health...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Server 2008 Dashboards for OpsMgr 2012 and TOOL to help create your own Customized Dashboards

    In OpsMgr 2012, we provided users the ability to create customized dashboards using the OpsMgr 2012 console. The GTM.exe tool provided in this blog allows you to build off these dashboard investments, in particular we allow you to accomplish three specific tasks that you cannot do via the console. ...
  • Blog Post: Visio 2007 "Beta" Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 released!

    Update: the final Visio 2007 Add-in is now available - these links to the beta are obsolete. See http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2009/07/31/visio-2007-add-in-for-operations-manager-2007-r2-released.aspx. The Visio Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 combines the strengths...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP version 6.1.7599.0 is Released!

    The System Center Operations Manager team has released its second quarterly update of the OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP to the catalog. You can download the MP from this page . This package (Version 6.1.7599.0) is specific to OpsMgr 2007 R2 and will not import on product versions prior to that. We’ve packed a...
  • Blog Post: OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP version 6.1.7672.0 is released

    I’m very glad to announce that the 3 rd quarterly update for the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 management pack is now available. You can download the MP from the Pinpoint catalog and it will be available shortly in the R2 web service catalog for download directly from your operations...
  • Blog Post: Updated Management Packs have been released with Server 2008 Support!

    OpsMgr 2007 SP1 and SCE 2007 SP1 have recently announced support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in knowledge base article 953141 . Along with the release of this support statement, the first batch of management packs that provide monitoring for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Operating System have...
  • Blog Post: Remote Agent Prerequisite Checker Tool For OpsMgr 2007

    With the help of one of my colleagues we have put together a remote agent prerequisite checker tool for OpsMgr 2007. This tool is the command line version of the MOMNetCheck tool we shipped with MOM 2005 resource kit. The new tool allows you to specify multiple computer names to run the check against...
  • Blog Post: Availability Reporting MP Now Available

    At long last - the Availability Reporting MP is now available for download from micrososft.com! The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Availability Reporting Management Pack collects and analyzes data from the event logs of your servers, and generates reports that you can study to improve server availability...
  • Blog Post: .NET application monitoring and DSI - MOM and AVIcode Management Pack

    Application development and application maintenance are no longer separate. Closing the loop between operations and development is critical for keeping the total cost of operations down. Recently, the AVIcode .NET Operations management pack was released on the MOM Management pack catalog. In this webast...
  • Blog Post: Now enrolling for the Operations Manager 2012 CEP

    At TechEd 2011, we announced that the OpsMgr 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP) is now taking applications. What is a CEP Many of you are likely familiar with Microsoft TAP’s, Technology Adoption Programs, where a small pool of customers partner with our engineering teams to preview and provide...
  • Blog Post: SCOM 2007 R2 and SP1 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4

    OM Community, System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now supports SQL Server 2005 SP4 .  Note: We will have the Supported Configuration and a KB article posted in the next few weeks to make this more official, but feel free to go ahead and install...