Creating a CIO Dashboard with Live Maps by Sean Redmond

The job of CIOs typically includes the complete monitoring of the enterprise and business services related to information technology (IT). Monitoring of IT systems and services is pivotal to meeting many business goals and objectives. To that end, organizations deploy cross-platform data center monitoring systems such as Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to provide an interface to their key network servers and devices.

IT Quiz by Microsoft MVPs: “Are You a System Center Guru?”

New Questions, New Challenge! Five Microsoft MVPs welcome you to participate in this exciting IT quiz covering a variety of aspects from Microsoft System Center. Do you know all the ins and outs from SCOM? Or SCCM for example? Invite your team during your next coffee break to bundle your strengths, or take this challenge on your own. If you answer all questions correctly, you automatically enter the raffle to win a Quadcopter Drone!


Application Monitoring in SCOM by Sean Redmond

Most people use Microsoft System Center 2012/2016 Operations Manager (SCOM) for Infrastructure monitoring and have the belief that application monitoring is done with dedicated APM tools. Microsoft’s SCOM can be configured to monitor your application states in an in-depth way. In this blog, I will show how you can get started with Application Monitoring in SCOM 2012 & 2016.


Passport to SCOM 2016: Top 10 Q&A Session

We recently held an online session on SCOM 2016. Hosted by Savision’s Support Manager, Chris Malay. The session featured top industry experts: Microsoft Product Manager – Mahesh Narayanan, Microsoft Program Manager – Aditya Goda, Microsoft MVP – Marnix Wolf, and Microsoft MVP – Damian Flynn. The experts focused on what’s new and what lies ahead in SCOM 2016. We had over 40 great questions from attendees during our Q&A session.


Visualizing SLA status in SCOM vs Live Maps

An SLA isn’t only beneficial for you as a customer who buys a service. It’s also really important for who’s delivering the service, both to show to the customer that they deliver what they are supposed to but also to keep track internally of the service availability.

When I’ve spoken about this before, most of the times it has been about how you measure the uptime. But what about how we present the availability status?