Office 365 E5 Upgrade Issue

Please beware when upgrading from another Enterprise plan to E5.  Microsoft is currently experiencing an issue.  I signed up for an E5 trial earlier this week in my personal tenant.  In trying to update my E1 license to an E5 everything appeared to work, but my Exchange services are stuck in a perpetual Setting up……

Changing how OMS gathers performance information from systems in Operations Manager

Recently Microsoft added the ability to gather near real time performance information through OMS (for details look here). Tao dissected how this worked on this blog post here including which management pack is used (Microsoft.IntelligencePack.LogManagement.Collection), the rules which exist in the MP that gather data (shown below from my environment), and the underlying XML which…

Starting Strong is a Key to Success

I recently visited a local electronics store to purchase a new television.  The experience was “okay” but what really impressed me were my continued and positive interactions with the 3rd party that was responsible for delivery of our new television. Starting with a phone call confirming the delivery date (from a real, live person -…