Integrating Savision Live Maps into Service Manager 2012 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR, #Savision)

So you have an Operations Manager environment with Savision Live Maps and you thinking about integrating Live Maps with Service Manager 2012? Here’s the quick gotta-know to get it configured. Software acquisition and Installation First, download Live Maps (available from http://www.savision.com/download). The installation for the Savision Live Maps ServiceManager components are both included in the…

Office 365 Lync to Phone

Good news, Microsoft’s Office 365 now has new functionality for Lync Online, this is called Lync to Phone. This service is currently available in the US and the UK from Jajah, here is a video explaining the service (a video is worth a million words!) I decided I needed to check this service out and…

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Recap

Last week in Toronto was the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). While I did not attend in person, I watched the majority of the Keynotes via the Digital WPC site. My company, Catapult Systems, was well represented at the conference and our sales, marketing, and executive do a tremendous job of ensuring that they make…

Next Office

Microsoft has setup an invite only press conference for Monday the 16th and the rumor is that it will be announcing Office 2013, or Office Next! The launch of a new Blog post, Office Next really seems to support this! I am hoping the rumors are true, really want to see what the next version…

Free System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Dashboards pack available! (#SYSCTR, #OPSMGR, #SCVMM)

The new dashboard pack I have been developing as part of the upcoming System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed book just hit the web today (happy Friday!) and details are on the Unleashed blog site. The blog post on it’s release including screenshots of the various dashboards are available at: OpsMgr Unleashed Blog: http://opsmgrunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/free-opsmgr-2012-virtual-machine-manager-dashboards-from-the-opsmgr-unleashed-team-scom/ The…

How do I integrate Operations Manager 2012 Network Devices into Service Manager 2012 as Configuration Items? [#SCSM, #SCOM, #SYSCTR]

During a recent client meeting the request was made that we integrate network devices which we monitor with Operations Manager 2012 into Service Manager 2012 as Configuration Items (CI’s). In theory this sounds easy – Operations Manager 2012 can monitor a variety of network devices out of the box and those become entities. We know…