Microsoft Support and Operations Management Suite

You probably have been in situation where you cannot resolve issue on your own. In that case you will usually contact the support team of the software vendor. When that contact is initiated usually results in uploading some kind of logs to the support engineer. It is slow and cumbersome process. Continue reading “Microsoft Support and Operations Management Suite”

Be A Good IT and Protect Yourself for Free with Operations Management Suite

When I cover new Operations Management Suite features I do not just introduce them. I put them in a real world scenario so I can give you more value from reading my blog posts. Whether you are an IT Pro, Dev or DevOps I hope you will find this blog post useful.  For the past several years there have been a numerous of public security breaches. Security has become even more important topic that everyone in the IT industry should care about no matter it is in personal life or at work. With this blog post I would like to introduce you to a solution that will help you stay more secure. Continue reading “Be A Good IT and Protect Yourself for Free with Operations Management Suite”

Manage Custom Fields in Operations Management Suite

Not so while ago I’ve covered a new feature in OMS (MSOMS) called custom fields. When I’ve covered this feature I was missing a way to actually remove an already created custom field. Mistakes happen, you can create field and two months later you may not need that field any more and many other scenarios. It turns out that from today you can remove a custom field that you’ve created. Continue reading “Manage Custom Fields in Operations Management Suite”

Publish your Module to PowerShell Gallery with Azure Automation Connection

Recently PowerShell Gallery received a feature that you can deploy Modules from PowerShell Gallery to Azure Automation (part of OMS). You can upload PowerShell Modules to Azure Automation with little or not change to the module. If you want to make your PowerShell module more appealing and easy to use in Azure Automation you can create so called Connection. You can read more here. Recently I was able to confirm that if you publish your PowerShell Module with Connection to the PowerShell gallery that Connection will be imported as well when you import your module to Azure Automation. Continue reading “Publish your Module to PowerShell Gallery with Azure Automation Connection”

Windows 10 Mail App Cannot Sync / Data Sharing Service Cannot Start

I usually do not write about client stuff but this has really annoyed me for a long time and now that I’ve fixed it is relief. Continue reading “Windows 10 Mail App Cannot Sync / Data Sharing Service Cannot Start”

Operations Management Suite – Performance Monitoring

OMS today released a new feature Performance monitoring. Not sure if that is the official name but basically allows you to gather performance data from servers by adding performance counters.

The feature is located under Logs as it represents different king of log gathering. Keep in mind that this performance data gathering feature is different than the Capacity solution. This feature does not require SCOM-VMM integration and works with agent-only connected computers. Continue reading “Operations Management Suite – Performance Monitoring”

Operations Management Suite – Custom Fields / Extract Data Feature

I’ve been waiting for this OMS feature with anticipation. At first sight you might think that this is a feature that is nothing worth to be excited but quite contrary. This feature allows you to extract additional insights from your logs. Why? Continue reading “Operations Management Suite – Custom Fields / Extract Data Feature”