Operations Management Suite Newsletter

Summary: A summary of new features introduced into Microsoft Operations Management Suite.

Hello friends of OMS! As requested by many of you, we are starting a monthly email to provide updates that summarize the OMS service enhancements. This post will cover Automation, Backup, Log Analytics, Security and Site Recovery.


OMS backup support for Azure Resource Manager VMs


  • Public preview of Premium Storage VMs
  • PowerShell support for Recovery Services vault
  • Simplified experience in the new Azure portal
  • Support for cloud solution partner subscriptions

Halo 5 Use of OMS Log Analytics


  • Halo 5 needed near-real-time log search ability. 343 Industries wanted to limit the time from when an event was generated to when it is searchable in Microsoft Log Analytics to under a minute.
  • OMS scales to support the tens of billions of telemetry events that Halo 5 generates daily.


OMS site recovery now has a simplified experience plus support for Azure Resource Manager and Cloud Solution Provider


  • Azure Site Recovery general availability in new Azure portal with simplified experience
  • Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Resource Manager resources with ability to create Azure Resource Manager VMs at failover
  • Azure Site Recovery scenarios general availability under the Cloud Solution Provider program
  • Support for premium storage for VMware to Azure
  • Support for exclude disk capability for premium storage


Custom log collection in public preview


  • Collect custom logs from Windows and Linux servers
  • Parse any text file

OMS security solution enhancements


  • Threat intelligence dashboard (public preview): one-stop-shop for Indicators of Compromise (IoCs).
  • Custom notable issues (public preview): Enable users to add their own custom notable issues by using near real-time search to find actual matches proprietary to their organization.
  • Linux Support (public preview): Notable issues from Linux event data.
  • Security baseline assessments (private preview): Ability to set of basic security objectives (baselines) which must be met by any given system to reduce security threats.
  • In-depth articles that are specific to security.

Screenshot of Threat Intelligence (Preview).

Use OMS Automation to take action on Azure VM alerts


  • Out-of-the-box remediation actions for common Azure VM Lifecycle scenarios (start, stop VM)

Screenshot of user interface to all alerts and configure runbooks.

Additional region support


  • Log Analytics is now available in (South East Asia) Singapore and Australia datacenters.
  • Automation is now available in Australia.

Singapore and Australia flags.

Read-only user role introduced for OMS log analytics


  • Add/remove solutions (solution gallery hidden)
  • Add/modify/remove "My Dashboards"

 Screenshot of user interface to manage users.

Additional resources:

That is all I have for you today.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and the Microsoft OMS Facebook site. If you want to learn more about Windows PowerShell, visit the Hey, Scripting Guy Blog. If you have any questions, send email to me at scripter@microsoft.com. I wish you a wonderful day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Satya Vel
Principal Program Manager
Operations Management Suite Team

Comments (4)
  1. Stefan Roth says:

    Awesome, thank you! Microsoft might adapt such newsletter for other products as well. This would make life a lot easier 🙂

  2. Great to have a Microsoft OMS Newsletter 🙂 Just shared with the community 😉

  3. Alex Smits says:

    How do I get to the additional resources? signing in doesn’t do the trick.

  4. I_am_mr_ed says:

    @Alex refresh your page, and try to access the additional resources again … there was a bad link that snuck in yesterday. I just tried the links, and both links work. I was not signed in at the time.

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