VSAE (Visual Studio Authoring Extensions) updated for SCOM 2016





VSAE has been updated for SCOM 2016.


Get it here:






Works great with my fragment library – which you can download and try out here:




Even if you ARE running SCOM 2016 – I still recommend choosing SCOM 2012R2 – so any MP’s you author will be compatible with either version. 

Comments (7)

  1. ksharp25 says:

    A real shame this does not as yet support Visual Studio 2017 RC versions. We love the VS2017 install product as you can quite literally install just the VS framework at less than 800MB and not have anything else with it. Would be ideal to put just empty vs2017 and these tools as the only thing installed.

  2. Daniel says:

    when is support for VS2017 coming?

  3. Sandor Makai says:

    I am also interested in the release date for the version supported on VS2017. I started to use VS2017 for other purposes and I do not want to have a VS2015 installed on my computer only for the authoring tasks for SCOM

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      If you guys want support for VSAE in VS2017, PLEASE open a support case and request to file a DCR (Design Change Request) on SCOM VSAE to support this. Without customers taking steps to put their business case forward, it will not get the visibility it needs. This is the formal process for change in products, and how product groups prioritize work. “If customers aren’t willing to open a support case on it, it must not be that important.” Whether we all agree with that perspective or not, that is just how it is.

      Additionally – please go and vote on this issue here to help the product group get visibility on this need: https://systemcenterom.uservoice.com/forums/293064-general-operations-manager-feedback/suggestions/18560653-updated-vsae-to-support-visual-studio-2017

      I am doing everything I can to get this feedback to the right people – but customers make the difference here. Posting on this blog will not result in change… it just helps me know what to fight for. 🙂

      1. Ruben says:

        Kevin, could you please tweet your VSAE 2017 voice on systemcenterom?
        Maybe it will help to speed up the development process …

        Thank you very much


  4. please add support for VS2017!

  5. Hi,
    any idea how to fix the problem with the randomly changing choice field selections in the snippet (data) while scrolling through it?


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