Check out Jeremy Young’s blog

Clearly I’ve not done a great job at keeping my blog updates flowing, so to make up for that I’d like to introduce you to my co-worker Jeremy Young and his blog (http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jeremyyoung/).  He has been working with SMS and SCCM for at least a decade now and he spends tons of time getting deep…

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Monitoring Azure applications – Part 1

The “Monitoring Azure applications” series: Part 1: Enabling instrumentation and monitoring in your Azure app(s) Part 2: Setting up the handshake Part 3: Discovering your application Part 4: When things don’t work I’ve been working a lot monitoring of Azure applications lately and while I’ve found a number of helpful blog posts on various topics…

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Finding an instrumentation needle in a haystack of MPs

I don’t know about everyone else, but our team gets asked questions like the following very often: Are we collecting any events from source <insert source name here>? Do any of the management packs we have deployed alert on event ID <####>? Are we collecting performance data for counter <insert counter name here>? Back in…

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How the CREATE_NEWKEY switch on MOM.msi saved my hide

Not too long ago our team embarked on the journey of migrating all of our clustered root management servers to new hardware.  These were exciting times and in retrospect things went much smoother than we had anticipated.  With that said, the experience was not without its hiccups and this is the story of one such…

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Using the Operations Manager Command Shell against multiple management groups

In our environment we have 5 production management groups (3 for “core” monitoring, 1 for application monitoring and one for connecting to our network monitoring system).  Many times I want to be able to quickly run some cmdlet across all of these management groups to do things like the following: Find a notification subscription in each and disable it…

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Is my OpsMgr data warehouse running behind?

Our team recently got a call from one of our reporting users with a problem.  She said that her queries against the OpsMgr data warehouse (DWH) weren’t returning data within the past 10 days.  Upon further discussion she indicated that she was seeing this problem in the hourly and the daily data aggregations, and although…

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Hello world

Hi.  I’ve been working for Microsoft for 10 years now and I’ve participated in a few blogs along the way, all related to Operations Manager.  I’ve recently moved from a role as a program manager in the Operations Manager product group working on features such as PowerShell and numerous management packs, to a service engineer…

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