Now that MMS is over….

MMS 2010 was a blast as always.  We had some really good sessions on SCOM coming from the community and fellow MS PFE’s.  We also had a LOT of Service Manager sessions this year, with the long awaited RTM of Service Manager.  It is certainly generating a lot of excitement in the community, and I…


SCOM for total newbies

I get asked this every year at MMS – “What should I do if I am completely new to SCOM?”   I wrote this article up a couple years ago in a forum, I have been meaning to publish it here so I can refer to it.   So you are completely new to SCOM…


OpsMgr R2 Release Candidate is available

The download is available on Connect   Operations Manager 2007 R2 introduces key new and enhanced functionality, including: Enhanced application performance and availability across heterogeneous platforms Delivers monitoring across Windows, Linux and Unix servers-all through a single console Extends end to end monitoring of distributed applications to any workload running on Windows, Unix and Linux…


A new-ish blog to add to your blogrolls

A friend of mine – Marnix Wolf – is a System Center consultant in the Netherlands.  He started blogging recently and has some good stuff out there.  Add this one to your RSS reader.


Check out the new OpsMgr site –

Check it:   This is a new site dedicated to OpsMgr content.  Here you can find all kinds of downloadable tools, management packs, scripts, and articles…. that come from internal Microsoft resources, like MCS, PFE, PSS, MSIT, and the OpsMgr product teams.  I expect to see the content growing over time….   They already…


Got links?

Links you say?     Main Opsmgr Microsoft site:   OpsMgr Documentation:   OpsMgr Online Help:   Management Pack Catalog:   OpsMgr TechCenter:   Virtual Hands On Labs:   OpsMgr training videos and demos:   On Demand Webcasts:   OpsMgr Resource Kit:   OpsMgr SDK:…