7 December 2015 blogs 5 min read
At Savision, we are always looking for ways to improve our Business Service Management solution, and we are proud that we recently released the newest version of Live Maps.
Dennis Rietvink, Savision’s Co-Founder and VP of Product Management, hosted two webinars to introduce the powerful new features that we have added to our newest release of Live Maps. We received some interesting questions during the webinar. You can find them below.
Q1: Is there a plan for a Live Maps version without SCOM?
SCOM will always be supported in our solutions. You will see solutions from Savision that are able to handle data from more monitoring products soon.
Q2: Is the Live Maps onsole a replacement for Live Maps 7.0 web-console?
Not yet, the Live Maps ortal is shipped as an addition in the Live Maps 7.5 release. It does include all functionality of the LM 7.0 web console and more but because of the complexity of the transition we decided to ship both options until we are 100% satisfied.
Q3: Does the new Portal require additional license to deploy?
NO, it is free for Live Maps customers with a valid M & S contract. If this does not apply to you and you would like to experience the new features, contact us to discuss how we can make this happen.
Q4: How do I install it?
The web portal is a separate download, so if you download the complete 7.5 download from our Download site, you will see the link to download the new Unity portal. You can click and proceed to install it, it is an IIS application. It will point to your SCOM server and you will have a new front-end for Live Maps.
Q5: Can I embed different portal views into third party web sites, for example to create a sort of dashboard on the customer’s intranet? If yes, how do I handle a login?
Yes, you can. With a custom web view. How you handle a login would be similar to when you include a web view or a web part into a SharePoint site for example.
Q6: In old Live Maps installations there was a Windows 7 Widget (a small app), which you could put on the desktop and configure it to show the status of a few modelled services. Does that still exist in Live Maps?
We always liked the widget too but Microsoft stopped supporting it. Because of the issues with the gadget framework we decided to drop support for it too, so it has been removed from the current installation package.
If you would like to read more about each specific feature, check out the following blogs to learn more:
If you have more questions about Live Maps 7.5, don’t hesitate to contact us. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our experts will be more than happy to assist you.
If you missed the live webinars or would like to watch it again, you can watch the on-demand version here.