Skilling up on #OMS

Pete Zerger has put together an OMS wiki which provides a more comprehensive set of resources and will be easier to maintain via a wiki which is available at: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/31909.ms-operations-management-suite-survival-guide.aspx. As such I am removing my blog post on this topic and I highly recommend using this as the one-stop-shop for all resources related to…

Building dynamically updating Business Services and dashboards in Operations Manager

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of BlueStripe is an area of extreme interest for people who live and breathe in the Microsoft monitoring space. This acquisition has been the subject of several articles including: http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/06/10/microsoft-acquires-bluestripe-to-help-customers-improve-application-visibility-and-management-across-the-datacenter-and-cloud/ http://marketrealist.com/2015/06/microsoft-adds-bluestripe-acquisition-portfolio/ http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/10/microsoft-acquires-application-management-service-bluestripe/ http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-acquires-bluestripe-software http://blog.coretech.dk/laj/bluestripe-acquired-by-microsoft/ http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/06/microsoft-completes-acquisition-of-bluestripe-software/ I also reference the BlueStripe acquisition in the whitepaper which I recently released which is available at…

Workaround for no television guide available in Windows Media Center after July 20th 2015

I have been a Windows Media Center user for a while as can be easily seen from the variety of blog posts which I have written on this topic (as shown below): https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2009/08/18/windows-media-pc-netflix-and-hulu-using-technology-to-go-back-to-basics-save-money-and-control-media-content/ https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/12/11/no-network-connection-when-adding-a-media-center-extender/ http://www.systemcentercentral.com/a-computer-geeks-lessons-learned-while-installing-an-attic-antenna/ http://www.systemcentercentral.com/why-should-i-upgrade-from-media-center-in-vista-to-media-center-in-windows-8/ https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2015/03/13/fun-with-opsmgr-and-windows-media-center-part-1-differences-writing-a-management-pack-with-and-without-a-custom-class-structure/ https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2015/03/20/fun-with-opsmgr-and-windows-media-center-part-2-creating-a-class-structure-and-discovery-with-mp-author/ https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2015/03/27/fun-with-opsmgr-and-windows-media-center-part-3-gathering-information-and-developing-a-health-and-alerting-model/ https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2015/04/03/fun-with-opsmgr-and-windows-media-center-part-4-adding-rules-monitors-and-services/ What’s the issue? Recently I found that no programs were scheduled for recording on my…