Author: David Allen

Tech.Days Online UK Starts Tomorrow!

So, Tech.Days UK starts tomorrow and runs through until the end of Friday, and it is all available online.  Take a look at the session schedule here, https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032543696&Culture=en-GB&community=0, and register if you want to attend any of the sessions. And, if you want to hear me present, I am presenting on Friday morning, "Appy ...

MVP Speaker Series

Hi All, This week sees the start of a new MVP Speaker Series covering Windows Server and System Center technologies.  Many of the presentations will be sessions that couldn't be accommodated at MMS, and others will be brand new, but they will all be available online for everyone to attend through the use of Lync! For more details, check out this post by Travis, http://blogs.technet....

VSAE – Include File Content

One of the features I love in the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions is IncludeFileContent.  This feature enables you to include script files into a management pack, without needing to write the script with the relevant XML tags such as <ScriptBody>. In MP development up to now, you would need to write your script in the XML of the management pack, like this: <ScriptBody><![CDATA[ O...

VSAE – Include File Content

One of the features I love in the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions is IncludeFileContent.  This feature enables you to include script files into a management pack, without needing to write the script with the relevant XML tags such as <ScriptBody>. In MP development up to now, you would need to write your script in the XML of the management pack, like this: <ScriptBody><![CDA...

Infront MMS Full Conference Pass Winner has been Announced

The winner of the Infront Consulting Group Full MMS Conference Pass giveaway has been announced by Rory McCaw in a video on Facebook.  Get over there now to see if you’re the lucky winner, http://www.facebook.com/InfrontConsulting. David

Win a Full MMS 2013 Conference Pass from Infront Consulting Group!

  Enter to Win One Full MMS 2013 Conference Pass from Infront Consulting Group Hello everyone, Infront is pleased to give away one full conference pass to MMS 2013 worth $2195. We would love to give it to an individual who really wants to attend.  And, because time is short, we need to give this away quickly to give the winner enough time to arrange travel and a week away from work.&n...

SCOM Sessions at MMS 2013

Want to know all the OpsMgr sessions that are going to be on this year at MMS, well here they are.  http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2013/03/12/system-center-operations-manager-sessions-microsoft-management-summit-2013-4-8-4-12.aspxThe listed includes all sessions by the product engineering team at Microsoft, and the sessions by MVP’s and partners. Take a look and add the sess...

SCOM Management Packs – Wiki

There has been a very useful TechNet Wiki page posted that lists all the currently available management packs, and the relevant links to download them.  The page also includes all management packs currently in pre-release that are due for release in the near future.  As this is a wiki page, it can be easily updated when new MP’s or updates are released, so hopefully this page will stay up to date....

SCOM Management Packs – Wiki

There has been a very useful TechNet Wiki page posted that lists all the currently available management packs, and the relevant links to download them.  The page also includes all management packs currently in pre-release that are due for release in the near future.  As this is a wiki page, it can be easily updated when new MP’s or updates are released, so hopefully this page will ...

SCOM Management Packs – Microsoft Raising the Bar

Over the years there has been a number of management packs from Microsoft that have left some customer wanting, with both the level of monitoring and knowledge provided within them.  That being said, over time the quality of most management packs has improved, but not at the pace everyone had hoped for, and every now and then another “bad” management pack made it out to release. Now, to help under...

SCOM Management Packs – Microsoft Raising the Bar

Over the years there has been a number of management packs from Microsoft that have left some customer wanting, with both the level of monitoring and knowledge provided within them.  That being said, over time the quality of most management packs has improved, but not at the pace everyone had hoped for, and every now and then another “bad” management pack made it out to release.No...

VSAE – Management Pack Template Groups

Using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions to build your management packs, one extremely useful piece of functionality is the ability to create multiple rules/monitors/discoveries/tasks/views etc. using management pack template groups.  The reason this functionality is so good is because: 1.  Easy to Create Working with Visual Studio will put a lot of IT Pro’s off using the Visual Studio A...