Installing a new OpsMgr 2012 (SP1) environment the fast way

Some days ago I read a blog post from Bjorn Houben called SCOM2012 – Quick test lab setup OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Beta using prepared VHD. In that blog post he described how he had used the pre-configured System Center 2012 SP1 Beta downloadable evaluation VHDs to quickly install a test lab setup for OpsMgr 2012…


Microsoft Codename Atlanta

Source:   What is Microsoft Codename Atlanta? Microsoft Codename Atlanta ( is an online service that analyzes installations of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (and later versions) and provides proactive alerts to help you avoid system downtime and follow best practices with regard to configuration and usage. Atlanta is developed by the Microsoft Atlanta product…


Reblog: Visio Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta released

Source: System Center Operations Manager blog 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 of such diagrams include showing objects by geography overlaid on a map, by…


Service Manager Beta-1 Now Available on Microsoft Connect

Source: Rod Trent on Twitter and Techlog System Center Service Manager Beta 1 has shipped! You can download the Beta from Connect:


Breaking news! OpsMgr 2007 R2 Public Beta on Microsoft Connect

I already knew that OpsMgr 2007 R2 Beta R2 was due to come on Connect soon, but now it’s there! New Features Import Management Packs directly from the MP Catalog New Process Monitoring MP Template Improved Windows Service MP Template New feature to support custom queries in OLE DB MP Template Support for non-Windows Discovery…