Connect servers directly to Operational Insights

Hi everyone! Did you know Operational Insights no longer requires Operations Manager? In this post I'll guide show you how to install and connect an agent to Operational Insights, and show you some of the improvements we've made to it in the past weeks.   So here’s the deal: You can still connect to Operational Insights through… Read more

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 Insights – Click 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… Read more

Calling all System Administrators to provide feedback on Configuration Change Tracking Challenges

We are looking for System\Server Administrators to take a 10 question anonymous survey on challenges around Configuration Change tracking. This would be extremely helpful to us on the product team. – Satya Vel… Read more

System Center Advisor now supports Windows Azure Active Directory (formerly OrgID)

Organizational accounts (formerly OrgID) in Windows Azure Active Directory originated for the Office365 Suite of Services which includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online.  WAAD is an identity provider for organization-owned identities which are hosted purely in the cloud as well as a federation provider for identities that a customer prefers to host in their… Read more

Event-to-Alert ratio, reviewing problems and understanding trends for APM data in OpsMgr 2012

I have been talking to a number of people, both online as well as in person (at MMS, TechED and in other occasions) and one of the recurring questions I get, as people plan for their deployment of System Center 2012 – Operations Manager and want to use the APM feature, is “how much more… Read more

KB: Configuration may not update in System Center Operations Manager 2007

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about troubleshooting an issue where configuration doesn’t update in System Center Operations Manager 2007: ===== Symptoms You may experience one or more of the following symptoms in a System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Group: Newly installed agents display as "Not Monitored" in… Read more