Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
Symon met with Ake Pettersson, a Senior Program Manager for System Center, to discuss the upcoming changes in System Center 2012 SP1 for Operations Manager. Some of the enhancements to the infrastructure include monitoring improvements for storage and virtual networks, including adding diagrams of virtual networks to the network vicinity dashboard. Application Performance Monitoring (APM) has also expanded to support WCF, MVC, .NET Window Services, SharePoint 2010, Azure SDK as well as monitoring of external websites through the Global Service Monitor. Finally Ake discusses some of the enhancements to communications through improved dashboards and integration with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS) to simplify the bug reporting process.