Need help tracking KPIs? Need a Scorecard to show your Boss?

We are starting development on a Scorecard\KPI tracking service which will enable you to set thresholds, organize, visualize and share KPIs to constantly improve the quality of your service. Are you interested in participating in our Alpha? Join here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AzureScorecard Satya Vel  … Read more

Open Survey – Tell us about your latest and greatest IT monitoring/ analytics asks

We at Microsoft are committed towards understanding and solving the problems of our customers. Your response to this survey will aid us in that endeavor. With your inputs we will be able to make the required improvements to Microsoft’s IT Operations Management solutions (such as SCOM, OMS, etc.), this will help us serve you better…. Read more

Improvements to Scheduling of Maintenance Mode (Client side via agent, and accessibility to operators via monitoring pane)

Before initiating the maintenance of IT infrastructure elements, one would want to initiate Maintenance Mode to suppress monitoring of infrastructure elements undergoing maintenance. This will prevent the monitoring tool from generating alerts and events pertaining to these elements, while they are under maintenance. Schedule Maintenance Mode feature (listed in Administration Workspace, earlier) allowed users to… Read more

Improved UI responsiveness for System Center 2016 Operations Manager

Performance improvements have been made to State views and Diagram views in the System Center 2016 Operations Manager console to increase responsiveness. You will now see the following improvements: State view is optimized to load efficiently Diagram view is optimized to load efficiently These improvements will be more visible in an environment where the load… Read more

HTML based Web Console

We have received feedback from customers like you to have an HTML-based web console and not Silverlight-based. We are happy to announce that we have transitioned to an HTML-based web console, with the exception of the dashboards views. Dashboard views today are still Silverlight-based, but we will continue our investments to provide you HTML5-based dashboards… Read more

System Center 2016 Operations Manager – MP Updates and Recommendations (Management Pack Assessment)

System Center Operations Manager users may face the following common challenges during the lifecycle of a Management Pack (MP): Continually reviewing the ever-changing IT environments (dynamic) for new workloads or updates to old workloads to add or update the requisite MP Understanding which MPs were not installed or imported while setting up monitoring of a… Read more

System Center 2016 Operations Manager – Data Driven Alert Management (Tune Management Packs)

A critical problem that IT Professionals face today is separating critical alerts and non-essential alerts. They are flooded with alerts, many of which do not warrant concern, or should be the center of focus in one scenario or environment and inconsequential in another. Data Driven Alert Management, a new feature of System Center 2016 Operations… Read more

New ways to enable Log Analytics (OMS) on your Azure VMs

Operations Management Suite (OMS) is Microsoft’s simplified cloud-based IT management solution providing Log Analytics, Automation, VM Backup & Site Recovery, and Security & Compliance across any of your on-premises and public cloud environments. We are excited to announce new integration in the Azure portal with Log Analytics (OMS) allowing you to gain insights even faster…. Read more