New SQL Server Assessment Intelligence Pack in Operational Insights!

[Edited October 28th 2014 – System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure Operational InsightsClick to learn more]

With all the buzz about our new OpInsights Preview features, many people have been asking questions on the feedback forum with regards to the original Advisor ‘Configuration Assessment’ scenario and what we were going to do with it.

We have been thinking how to evolve the configuration assessment scenario, and today we are launching the first of a set of Assessment Intelligence Packs that you can selectively opt-in and out by workload/technology. This first Assessment Intelligence Pack is for SQL Server:


SQL Assessment Intelligence Pack assesses the risk and health of your SQL Server environments on a regular interval. By default it will scan the SQL systems weekly, and information is presented as a monthly rollup. It provides a prioritized list of recommendations tailored to your deployments. These recommendations are categorized across six focus areas which allows you and your team to:

  • quickly understand the risk and health of your environments
  • easily take action to decrease risk and improve health
  • prioritize your work and become more productive


The recommendations we make are based on the knowledge and experiences gained by our engineers across thousands of customer engagements. Every recommendation provides guidance on why the issue matters to you and how to implement the changes.

Choose focus areas which are most important to your business and track your progress toward running a risk free and healthy environment!

We hope you like the new format of ‘assessment’ – let us know what you think, in the comments or on with the ‘feedback’ button in the portal, and stay tuned for more Assessment Intelligence Packs!

– The Azure Operational Insights team in collaboration with Microsoft Customer Service and Support.