New ways to enable Log Analytics (OMS) on your Azure VMs

Operations Management Suite (OMS) is Microsoft’s simplified cloud-based IT management solution providing Log Analytics, Automation, VM Backup & Site Recovery, and Security & Compliance across any of your on-premises and public cloud environments. We are excited to announce new integration in the Azure portal with Log Analytics (OMS) allowing you to gain insights even faster….


Using the PowerShell CIM cmdlets for fun and profit

Summary: Learn how to use CIM cmdlets for better speed, security, and data return as opposed to the WMI cmdlets in Windows PowerShell. The other day, Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, posted Should I use CIM or WMI with Windows PowerShell? Today, I would like to continue that discussion a little bit. You should read…


Update Rollup 9 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Packs for UNIX and Linux now available

Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Packs for UNIX and Linux is now available to download. The KB article below describes the issues that are fixed and also contains the installation instructions for this update. For complete details including issues fixed, installation instructions and a download link, please see the…


SharePoint security fixes released with February 2016 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

With February 2016 PU we have released security fixes for SharePoint which are offered through Microsoft Update. For the following SharePoint products and components fixes have been released: SharePoint 2007 Suite: Excel Services SharePoint 2010 Suite: Excel Services Office Web Apps 2010 SharePoint 2013 Suite: Excel Services Word Automation Services Office Web Apps 2013 SharePoint…


Sicherheitsbulletins Februar 2016

Microsoft hat im Februar 13 Sicherheitsupdates veröffentlicht, von denen sechs als „kritisch“ und sieben als „wichtig“ eingestuft werden. Die Updates schließen Sicherheitslücken in Microsoft Windows (Client und Server), Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer und Edge sowie .NET Framework. Neu veröffentlicht wurde die Sicherheitsempfehlung 3127909 (Schwachstellen in ASP.NET-Templates können zu Fälschungen führen). Auch die Sicherheitsempfehlung 2755801 (Update…


SCOM 2012 R2 now offers additional support for SQL Server 2012 SP3

We are pleased to announce that System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM 2012 R2) now supports SQL Server 2012 SP3 as its database. There is no minimum SCOM Update Rollup (UR) requirement for SCOM to work with SQL 2012 SP3 but we highly recommend installing the latest SCOM UR. We are currently doing comprehensive testing to…


February 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010 is available for download

The product group released the February 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For February 2016 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, February 2016 CU includes all SharePoint security fixes released with…


Getting started with the Recovery Services Backup Vault interface in Microsoft Azure

~ Rupanter Chhabra | Support Engineer | Microsoft This article discusses the interface for a Recovery Services Backup Vault in the Microsoft Azure Backup management portal. Each section of the interface is examined, including the various options, settings and information available as well as explanations for each. Note that the creation of the Backup Vault…