Microsoft OMS workspaces now require an Azure subscription

This week we made some great announcements at Microsoft Ignite regarding Operations Management Suite (OMS) and new services that it is offering.

We have also made some changes to the way we license OMS and the pricing bundles. A further change is that we now also require the OMS workspaces to be linked to an Azure subscription. As a result, if you have been using a Free-Tier of OMS, when you now attempt to access your workspace, you will be presented with the following screenshot:

Link Azure subscription to OMS workspace

If you want  to continue to us your OMS workspace, you will now need to link it to an Azure subscription. You can use this dialog box to create a free trial subscription. If you no longer want to use the workspace and would like to close it and delete all of your workspace data, then select CLOSE WORKSPACE.



Comments (5)
  1. Aengus says:

    So if we have on premises SCOM connected to OMS and no Azure sub we cant access the web interface anymore without setting up a subscription?

    1. Aengus says:

      I deleted my workspace, pity to loose the data but I was too nervous with an orphaned workspace connected to my 365 tenant (and my SCOM connected in to the workspace).

  2. Nathan says:

    Bad timing for organizations like schools that have a set budget for the year and won’t be able to pay to upgrade from the Free tier until next July. I guess I’m locked out until then. Also, you could have communicated the change ahead of time instead of just being locked out randomly.

    1. Sea Marie says:

      You can stay on the Free tier. Yes, setting up a subscription requires CC info, but as long as you don’t switch to a non-Free tier you won’t be charged.

      I agree that the communication was bad though.

      1. Nathan says:

        How do I stay on the Free tier. When I log in, it says I need an Azure account, and I don’t see any free options there.

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