The 80/20 Rule in Business

Everyone has their own version of the 80-20 rule. It’s a common rule of thumb in business that assumes 80 percent of outcomes can be attributed to 20 percent of the causes. Well-known examples assert that 80 percent of your profits come from 20 percent of your customers, 80 percent of your sales are made…

Weekly Exchange PowerShell Tip: Whitespace in DB’s

Get whitespace in DB’s:2010: Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | Select Servername, Name, AvailableNewMailboxSpace   2007: Get-MailboxServer | Get-MailboxDatabase | Select Server, StorageGroupName, Name, @{Name="Size";expression={"{0:N2}" -f ((get-mailboxstatistics -database $_.Identity | Measure-Object -Property TotalItemSize,TotalDeletedItemSize -Sum |Select-Object Sum |Measure-Object -Property Sum -Sum).Sum.ToString() /1mb)}}  

Tips and Tricks: Service Manager 2012 – Useful commands to view XML and Projection Type

Thanks to Chris Ross of SCSM.US for sharing this great information! Here are a few little queries you can use to get some good information for use within ServiceMgr: From SQL if you want to view a MP’s xml…   function Format-XML ([xml]$xml, $indent=2) {     $StringWriter = New-Object System.IO.StringWriter     $XmlWriter = New-Object System.XMl.XmlTextWriter $StringWriter     $xmlWriter.Formatting =…

OpsMgr 2012: Live Maps 2012 – Initial installation and creation of a Domain Controller Live Map View

1. Download from here: · http://www.savision.com/download 2. Run the executable LiveMaps2012_V1011.exe 3. Click Run, at the Security Warning 4. The installer will extract the files for use during the Install 5. At the LiveMaps 2012 installation splash screen, click ‘Install Live Maps Authoring Console’ 6. At the Welcome page, click Next 7. At the License…