Visio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Extensions for Operations Manager 2007 R2 are released!

I am pleased to announced that the collaboration of the Visio and Operations Manager teams has shipped two deliverables for the Office 2010 wave immediately following last Friday’s Office 2010 RTM. This release consists of two downloads: 1. Visio 2010 Add-in and Operations Manager 2007 R2 2. SharePoint 2010 Visio Services Data Provider What’s new:… Read more

OpsMgr PowerShell Survey

Operations Manager 2007 was one of the first products from Microsoft to ship with PowerShell capabilities out of the box.  The Operations Manager Command Shell, which is an optional component of the UI installation, includes a snap-in containing 80+ OpsMgr specific cmdlets and a navigational provider which lets users traverse through the OM instance space like… Read more

Visio 2007 Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 Released

The Visio 2007 Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 combines the strengths of two applications widely used in enterprise IT to simplify the creation of customized graphical dashboards showing the health of an environment. Examples of such diagrams include showing objects by geography overlaid on a map, by location in a datacenter or… Read more

Visio 2007 "Beta" Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 released!

Update: the final Visio 2007 Add-in is now available – these links to the beta are obsolete.  See http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2009/07/31/visio-2007-add-in-for-operations-manager-2007-r2-released.aspx. The Visio Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 combines the strengths of two applications widely used in enterprise IT to simplify the creation of customized graphical dashboards showing the health of an environment. Examples… Read more

Looking for Connector Information?

We got a query through the blog email about how to get started writing connectors and I’ve heard of a few other requests for this type of information. For starters, take a look at this MSDN topic on creating connectors: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437511.aspx You can also find a good quick start for connectors document over at Jakub’s blog,… Read more

Boris Yanushpolsky’s OpsMgr Toolbelt

http://blogs.msdn.com/boris_yanushpolsky/ Boris has been authoring some really good utilities like Override Explorer, Proxy Enable (bulk computers), and Override Creator.  If you are an OpsMgr Admin, you need to check back at his site often. My name is Boris Yanushpolsky and I am Program Manager in the Enterprise Management division. I started at Microsoft exactly a… Read more

Monitoring at Microsoft with Operations Manager

Have you ever wondered how Microsoft monitors its internal server infrastructure? For instance, what products are we using, how are using them and what challenges have we faced when scaling these products in our environment? Hopefully we can shed some light on these topics and in the process provide you with some information that can… Read more