New release from Silect: MP Author SP1

Yesterday Silect released a new version of their MP Authoring tool targeted to IT Pros. This tool is called MP Author and is completely free for all System Center Customers and will be the tool we recommend to IT Pros who need to do MP Authoring. It replaces previous tools we have piloted such as…


Free System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Pack training from MVA

Want to expand your knowledge about service packs? In this course, Microsoft experts will drill down into the structure, implementation, and development of management and service packs and their tools. There will be a series of 28 modules with staggered release dates, so keep checking back for new modules to become available. Go to the…


New tool for MP Authoring

As may or may not have read on the MP Author website Microsoft has decided to partner with Silect to create a MP Authoring tool targeted to IT Pros. This tool is called MP Author and is completely free for all System Center Customers and will be the tool we recommend to IT Pros who…


Why do OpsMgr Groups have different Icons in the Authoring Pane of the OpsMgr Console?

Today I got a question from a customer about the different Icons being uses in the Authoring Pane in the Operations Console for Groups.   Some Groups have an Icon with what seems to be computers in a box and others have an empty box.   The difference between the Groups with and without Computers…


Reblog: Management Pack Authoring Survey

Source: MOM Team The Operations Manager product group is looking for feedback on how you author custom Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007, as well as areas where we can improve. Please take this survey to help guide future authoring investments. The survey is anonymous and should take about 10 minutes to fill…


MP Authoring: Extending a class attribute from a file

Sources: Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr and                Savision Live Maps Blog Is this a coincidence or what? I’ve been asked to take a look at some new blog articles from Savision about adding a ‘location’ attribute to the Windows Server class. And you can now read their first blog article How-To: Import Computer…


Anybody wants to test my OpsMgr MP Authoring PowerGUI PowerPack?

I just created my first PowerGUI PowerPack which you can use together with the MP Authoring Console. Just like I blogged previously in my MP Authoring Helper PowerShell script here. Here a teaser screenshot of the PowerGUI PowerPack.   It’s just a first version I created and I would like to have it tested a…


MP Authoring Helper

This week I’m having an internal MP Authoring Workshop from Brian Wren and I learned that it’s sometimes handy to have information available that’s not available when having the MP Authoring tool open. You can not switch to the Service Model when you have an other windows open. That’s why I created a PowerShell script…


Online documentation on Authoring in Operations Manager 2007 R2

Now the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit has been released you may want to know more about Authoring in OpsMgr 2007 R2. Did you know you can find all that info on Microsoft TechNet? Check them out!


Adding Report Details to your Custom OpsMgr Report

So you finally created that super cool custom report in OpsMgr and you want to add all the info necessary to run the report correctly. But how do you do that? If you use the MP Authoring Tool you have the option to add a Description. If you open the MP xml file you can…