Tag Archives: Microsoft

Quick and Practical Guide to ARM Templates book

Book published on Amazon – Quick and Practical Guide to ARM Templates

Quick and Practical Guide to ARM Templates is a very non-conventional book. The objective of the book is to help you “Become Experts in Developing ARM Templates for Microsoft Azure without any prior knowledge”. This book is for both a beginner and intermediate users. This is a quick and practical approach to learning ARM Templates for […]

Demystifying Azure Security – Series

Understanding the security is of utmost importance in designing any application architecture. When bringing your applications or infrastructure to Azure or even designing new applications in Azure, you need to be aware of all the ways you can make your application/design more secure by leveraging various features Azure has to offer. This series talks about […]

Step-by-Step – SCOM 2016 Update Rollup 1 (UR1) Install Procedure

Well, that was fast… System Center/Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) team just released Update Rollup 1 for SCOM 2016, only weeks after the System Center 2016 suite and Windows Server 2016 were released. The MOM team did not indicate what exactly the fixes were in this Update Rollup, so your guess is good as mine. However, I […]

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 are now Generally Available!

Just logged into my MSDN account, and looks like both Windows Server and System Center 2016 have been released to the general public. Sweet! For the complete post, SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff.com.  

SCOM & OMS Toronto User Group Meetup

This November, I will be hosting a SCOM 2016 and OMS meetup. The intended target audience is for SCOM and OMS User groups within the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area, however not limited to. It will be hosted at the University of Toronto, November 16th, 2016. Please see the link below for more details! Seating is […]

Live Maps v8: New Out-of-box Services part 2

Live Maps v8: New Out-of-box Services part 2 In case you are not familiar with Savision’s flagship solution, Live Maps enables you to visualize and understand the availability of your business-critical services. With Live Maps you can easily model your key business services and immediately see valuable information about their health and performance. Many of our customers have […]

Creating a sealed management pack with #SCSM outriggers using PowerShell

One of our popular free tool is SCUtils DWMPcreator that lets you generate sealed management packs for the Service Manager 2012 Data Warehouse within seconds. It can be used for classes and relationships and supports adding custom outriggers. However, you cannot create a management pack just for outriggers using DWMPcreator. Usually, an outrigger management pack […]

Top 10 predictions for the ITOM market in 2016

Check out the Top 10 IT predictions for the ITOM market – This collection provides insightful and bold predictions that will emerge for the ITOM market in 2016. The list is comprised by specific industry guesses as well as some general trends. 1. ITOA will start showing value “out-of-the-box” Over the last year, the potential of IT Operations Analytics […]

Judging Your IT Organization’s Maturity by MVP Kerrie Meyler

If there’s one thing constant about information technology, it’s that it is continuously evolving; and as it evolves, IT departments try to keep up with it by jumping on the latest technology trends. No one wants to be left off the bandwagon, be it BYOD, cloud technology, or the various trends/fads of yesteryear. Continually reinventing […]