Tag Archives: SharePoint

Static URLs: A new gateway to Live Maps

  Static URLs: A new gateway to Live Maps  In our latest release of Live Maps, we included many new features that help take away the complexities of SCOM. Among these features that are adding great functionality to Live Maps, we have: Service Notes, many new out-of-box services, BMC Remedy integration, and Read-only Dashboards, which […]

Snap Manager Management Pack V1

Since June I have been building this MP to help my teams track the status of multiple Snap Manager based programs.  This is the initial release of this work.  You will find details on the following three items Snap Manager for Exchange Snap Manager for SQL Snap Manager for SharePoint 8 aka DocAve. There are […]

A must-have for SCOM users: Dashboards by Savision by MIcrosoft MVP Marius Sandbu

Have you ever tried working with the Web Console in Operations Manager? It has not been widely adopted since (like most of the System Center web components) it relies on Silverlight, which is slowly being phased out by Microsoft. There are many Microsoft partners that have seen that there is a gap to fill here […]

Dynamic Application Deployment – Configuration Manager, MDT, Orchestrator

When deploying new desktops, laptops, and servers with Configuration Manager, how do you manage which applications are installed out of the box? I’ve come across different approaches, including: One-size-fits-all “monster” image with all possible applications pre-installed Several images with different sets of apps included Using a UDI wizard to select apps during the deployment in […]

A SMA Integration Module For SharePoint List Operations

Background Many Microsoft System Center Orchestrator and Service Management Automation (SMA) users may agree with me, that these two automation platform does not have feature rich end user portals natively. Although System Center Service Manager can be used as a user portal for triggering SCORCH/SMA runbooks, Microsoft SharePoint is also a very good candidate for […]

My Experience Manipulating MDT Database Using SMA, SCORCH and SharePoint

Background At work, there is an implementation team who’s responsible for building Windows 8 tablets in a centralised location (we call it integration centre) then ship these tablets to remote locations around the country. We use SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT 2013 to build these devices using a MDT enabled task sequence in SCCM. The […]

SMA Runbook: Update A SharePoint 2013 List Item

Background I haven’t been too active lately. I’ve been spending a lot of time learning the new member in System Center family: Service Management Automation. Yesterday, I needed a SMA runbook to update SharePoint 2013 list items, I found a sample from a blog post by Christian Booth, which contains a SMA runbook written by Ryan Andorfer, a System Center […]

User satisfaction survey for Service Manager 2012

One of the missing features of Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager is a user satisfaction survey for closed incidents and service requests. In 2009, product team published a blog post how to create a survey using SharePoint products with some tricks. We used that approach many times in our consulting projects but often met […]