Blog Posts

How to Deploy Office 2016 ProPlus Click-to-Run with ODT and SCCM

In this blog post, we will be deploying Office 2016 ProPlus (retail) with Office 2016 Deployment Tool and System Center Configuration Manager. Office 2016 Deployment Tool (ODT) To begin, we need to get the Office 2016 Deployment Tool (ODT). That can be downloaded from here, Microsoft Download Center. Create a folder on your SCCM application source folder, I called […]

Get-SCOMManagementPacks 4.4

I’ve just released the latest version of this script you can find at GitHub. There is just a small fix provided by Lynne Taggart in this release. Basically Microsoft changed the layout of their download page once again so we needed a slightly different logic to pull the MP version and publish date information.

Webinar : Office365 MP monitoring with SCOM

Many organisations have been moving to Office365 and placing resources in the cloud. One large request we have from our community is for better visibility on their O365 environment in SCOM, their on-prem monitoring tools. We are happy to present the new O365 Management Pack from our partner NiCE-IT Management Solutions together with a new Service available […]

Management Pack Knowledge Authoring Tool

Management Pack Knowledge Authoring Tool provides online WSIWIG editor for creating Knowledge Articles in the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management packs. Knowledge Authoring Tool provides the following functions: Create and edit Knowledge Articles content in the WSIWIG editor. Supports all localizations. Copy-paste the contents of the Knowledge Article from Word in the WSIWIG editor. […]

What is Azure File Sync (AFS) and how to set it up?

Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced Azure File Sync (AFS). So, what is Azure File Sync (AFS)? Azure File Sync is a cloud based backup solution for backing up and providing disaster recovery options for a single, or multiple file shares within a server, or multiple servers. This eliminates network and storage complexity and capacity planning, as […]

ADFS Monitoring with Azure, OMS, SCOM 2016

ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) has really taken flight since the inception of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. Getting your on-premises environment configured with online identity services such as Azure, and having the SSO (Single Sign-On) abilities makes ADFS fundamental. Implementing ADFS is one thing, but what about monitoring your ADFS environment? The following […]