• Thu, Apr 29 2010

    DPM 2010 POLL

    Hello All, Have your say and vote on what your new favourite feature or improvement is in DPM 2010.  Just click this link, http://www.scdpmonline.org/poll.aspx , and select the option that reflects what you think. Here are the current standings: The poll ends soon so get your vote in now. David Allen MVP System Center Operations Manager http://www.scdpmonline.org http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/aquilaweb
    • Mon, Apr 26 2010

    DPM 2010 Documentation

    Source: SCDPM Online - DPM 2010 Documentation The DPM 2010 documentation is now online here, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399192.aspx , and there is plenty to read! :-) David Allen MVP System Center Operations Manager http://www.scdpmonline.org http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/aquilaweb
    • Mon, Apr 26 2010

    Where’s the Documentation for Service Manager. . .

      … here, http://blogs.technet.com/servicemanager/archive/2010/04/25/where-s-the-docs.aspx .  The link above is a page that provides a single index of all the Service Manager documentation out there.  Very handy to keep in your favourites particularly as it will be kept updated. Enjoy :-)   David Allen MVP System Center Operations Manager http://www.scdpmonline.org http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/aquilawe...
    • Wed, Apr 21 2010

    Service Manager 2010 RTM Eval

    At the beginning of the week it was announced at MMS that Service Manager 2010 has been released to manufacturing :-) And now they have published the correct link (after many attempts) for the eval. Get it here, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3bacb364-9829-41d0-8faa-b0ed366f73aa&displaylang=en . Here is a brief overview of what Service Manager is, just in case you weren’t aware…...
    • Mon, Apr 19 2010

    DPM 2010 is RTM

      It's finally happened, DPM2010 has been released to manufacturing.  Announced at MMS, this 3rd version of the DPM product brings a lot of improvements and great new features.  Check out full details of the release here, http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/archive/2010/04/19/sc-data-protection-manager-2010-is-released-to-manufacturing.aspx and here, http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2010/04/19...
    • Sun, Apr 18 2010

    I will not be at MMS :-(

    Due to the volcanic ash in the sky above Europe, I will not be able to attend MMS this year :-( This is very disappointing, especially with all the news on SCCM, DPM2010 and Service Manager that is scheduled.  I hope as many people as possible can make it to Las Vegas but I do know of many other Europeans that have had to cancel their MMS trip. For those of you that do get there, have a great time ! If you were planning...
    • Fri, Apr 16 2010

    Will I get to MMS?

    With the Icelandic volcanic ash in the air, will I make it to Las Vegas for MMS? I’m not scheduled to leave until Monday afternoon so I am hoping it will all blow over by then, but as weekend flights are already being cancelled I’m not very hopeful at the moment. If the flight does go, see you at MMS if you’re there ! David
    • Thu, Apr 15 2010

    Logical Disk Extension Management Pack

    Recently, I had the need to run a logical disk free space report and knowing that this isn’t provided out of the box I created a report and put it into a new management pack.  I was then approached about collecting fragmentation data on each drive as well and this got me thinking, why don’t I create an MP that extends the standard management of logical disks.  So, I created it ! This management pack collects...
    • Wed, Apr 14 2010

    Service Level Dashboard 2.0 Installation Considerations and Guidance

    The Operations Manager support team have put together a great 2 post series on installation considerations and guidance for the Service Level Dashboard v2.0.  It covers things like where to install WSS 3.0, where to install WSS databases, what accounts to use, pre-install tasks and installation.  The posts are nicely detailed and easy to follow and are a must if you’re deploying the Service Level Dashboard v2...
    • Tue, Apr 13 2010

    OpsMgr Hotfix: Operations Manager 2007 R2 does not display new properties in some views after you import a management pack

    This hotfix for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 resolves the following issue: You import a new management pack that contains new properties for certain views on a computer that is running System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. After you do this, you may receive the following error message: An object of type Variable with ID Number was not found Additionally, you find that the new properties are missing from...
    • Sat, Apr 10 2010

    System Center Management Pack Extension Contest

    If you develop management packs, improve management packs or even create override management packs to improve the management provided by management packs that are on the MP catalogue, then a competition has been announced that is just for you!  Being run by SystemCenterCentral.com , this contest is your opportunity to showcase your work and maybe win a great prize.   Here is the official contest description...