(Hopefully) Useful Information on Microsoft System Center, Hyper-V and Cloud

SCSM – Exporting Work Items with Action Log

SCSM Action Log

It is a fairly regular occurrence that I get asked to export a selection of work items from SCSM into a CSV, or something similar, so they can be reviewed.  What isn’t so regular is that I get asked to include the full Action Log with the export of the work items! I did get this request recently however, as an auditor required it for a number of random incidents,.. Read More

DPM – Issues with Tape Library Sharing

Backup Tapes

Although Microsoft would like everyone to be backing up their data to Azure from DPM, the reality is that most organisations still feel more comfortable with the traditional backup to tape. I’m sure this will change over time, but this is where most people are at the moment. This means that DPM has to be able to protect to tape, which it can do, but typically these days a tape library.. Read More

SCOM – Maximising Productivity using SquaredUp – 3

SquaredUp Edit

In this third post on using SquaredUp to maximise your SCOM setup, I will be looking at the ways in which new dashboards can be created, and how easy it is!!   No Additional Tools to Build Dashboards With all the products an IT admin has to work with these days, the last thing one wants is another one, and SquaredUp understand this, as their product is completely web based! .. Read More

SCOM – Maximising Productivity using SquaredUp – 2

SquaredUp Pricing

This is the second post in my series on the benefits of using SquaredUp, although this post is less about maximising productivity, and more about ease of purchase.   Transparent Pricing & Easy Purchasing As fun as it ease to implement new products, purchasing them can be a nightmare, particularly if the selling company doesn’t have a clear pricing structure and just wants to do deals, or give the impression.. Read More

SCOM – Maximising Productivity using SquaredUp – 1

SquaredUp

For those of you that aren’t aware of SquaredUp, they provide a HTML5 based web console for SCOM with a host of additions, including dashboards, Visio integrations, and connections to other data sources.   I’ve been lucky enough to use SquaredUp sincce it’s very first version, and it’s come a long way since then, so I thought it was time to highlight the benefits SqauredUp can provide when implemented.  So.. Read More

SCSM – Service Management on an iPad

IT Monkey

As we know, the SCSM console can only be installed on Windows computers with certain pre-requisites installed, which limits what devices SCSM can be used on.  Even the SCSM self-service portal has a Silverlight plugin requirement, which also limits the devices on which it can be used.  This may not be a problem for many people, however in this more mobile, agile, and Service Management centric world there is often.. Read More

SCU Europe – Should you attend?

SCU Pass

As you’ll be aware by my previous blog posts this week, I attended SCU Europe this week in Basel, and I have provided the details for SCU Europe next year in Berlin. If you’ve never been to SCU, and are trying to decide whether to save the date, maybe a look at this years sessions will help you decide it is an event you need to go to.   As.. Read More

SCU Europe 2016

SCU_2016

Announced yeaterday at SCU Europe were the details for SCU Europe 2016, which is to be held in Berlin on August 24th to the 26th. Save the date to make sure you are there!!! This is a great conference and one you must go to!!! I look forward to seeing you next year 🙂 David

SCU Europe – Day 3

SCU - Death Star Win

The final day!!!! After a night of drinking whiskey, beer, wine, and more beer, I did make it back in to the Congress Centre for SCU this morning, all be it after sourcing a very good cup of coffee!!   I didn’t attend any morning sessions today as I had some meetings to attend, but I do want to watch the “Azure Site Recovery” session by Michel Luscher and Thomas.. Read More

SCU Europe – Day 2

Basel River

Day 2 at SCU Europe was another great day full of new information, entertaining sessions, geeky chats… and, Whiskey!! My choices for sessions were: Nano Server – the next generation of Cloud Server in your Datacentre (Thomas Maurer & Kristian Nese) Lessons Learned from Cloud Platform Projects with Windows Azure Pack (Michael Ruefli & Michel Luscher) Get your Hybrid Identity in 4 steps with Azure AD Connect (Ronny de Jong).. Read More