Operations Manager news from Ignite 2015

Last week was the Ignite conference in Chicago, and it was a blast!

There was also a lot that happened, so to help you catch up with the key Operations Manager related news from Ignite I’ve pulled together the following summary.

Platform Vision & Strategy (6 of 7): What’s New in System Center for Management


Why watch it?

  • Great for an all up view across System Center

  • Operations Manager specific content starts at 32 minutes

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager: Monitoring in a Modern World


  • Announcements

  • SCOM agent to run on Nano Server as part of System Center 2016

  • Network monitoring enhancements coming in System Center 2016

  • MP Catalog improvements coming in an update rollup

  • Storage Spaces MP for 2012 R2 now available

  • Demos

    • Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016

    • Forthcoming Azure MP for System Center 2012 R2

    • Scheduled Maintenance Mode in System Center 2016 preview 

    • Modern Dashboards using the upcoming SQL Server Management Pack for System Center 2012 R2

    • Apache and MySQL Monitoring in System Center 2016

    • Configuring Operations Manager to report to the new Operations Management Suite (previously Operational Insights)

    • SquaredUp HTML dashboards


Building Highly Effective Dashboards in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager


  • Demos (all using System Center 2012 R2)

    • Examples of dashboards created by partners

    • Building dashboards with the dashboard widgets released as part of a update rollup 2.

    • Modern dashboards for any computer group using the forthcoming SQL Server MP

    • Azure MP

And last, but not least, we announced the availability of System Center 2016 Technical Preview,