Deploying VMM 2012 Service Templates with Powershell

One of the most exciting capabilities in System Center 2012 is the ability to deploy applications using Service Templates.  Service templates allow us to define a logical model of an application and its infrastructure requirements.  Once we have a Service Template defined in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM 2012) we can assign who has access…


Monitoring SharePoint 2010 with Operations Manager 2012 APM – Advanced Configuration

In this video, I walk through some of the advanced configuration options for monitoring SharePoint 2010.  This builds on my previous post about Monitoring SharePoint 2010 with Operations Manager 2012 APM.  For more information on Operations Manager 2012 APM templates please visit: This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights….


Monitoring SharePoint 2010 with Operations Manager 2012 APM

Can Operations Manager 2012 monitor Sharepoint 2010?  I get this question on a weekly (if not daily) basis.  The answer is yes and no.  Yes, OM2012 can monitor server-side page execution in SharePoint 2010 environments.  There are some default configuration limitations.  We will explore how to do more advanced configuration in a future post.  Client-side…


Why DevOps Matters

Do a search on DevOps and you will find a heated debate on whether its real, if it’s new or if it matters.  I think the question of whether it’s real or matters is difficult to argue against.  Here’s why:  business expectations have accelerated; technology is constantly changing and we demand more and we demand…