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"Corporate" Blog of Daniele Muscetta, Premier Field Engineer.

System Center Advisor has kept me busy and you should check it out

[Edited October 27th 2014 – System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure Operational Insights – Click to learn more]   This blog has been quiet for over 8 months… in the meantime, several folks (in Microsoft, and from outside) have reached and keep reaching out to me for APM-related questions…. Read more

Microsoft Monitoring Agent, System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio Application Insights

Since the release of System Center 2012 R2 Preview (and more after GA was announced) a lot of people asked me why did we rename the Operations Manager agent to “Microsoft Monitoring Agent”? Some information that went out together with the GA of SC2012R2 can be found at the following link:     And here is… Read more

Operations Manager 2012 SP1 BETA is out, and some cool things you might not (yet) know about it

It has been a couple of months since we released the CTP2 release (I had blogged about that here ) and we have now reached the Beta milestone! Albeit you might have already seen a number of posts about this last week (i.e. or, I see the information on the blogs so… Read more

Operations Manager 2012 SP1 CTP2 is out, and my TechED NA talk (MGT302)

As you might have already heard, this has been an amazing week at TechEd North America: System Center 2012 has been voted as the Best Microsoft Product at TechEd, and we have released the Community Technology Preview (CTP2) of all System Center 2012 SP1 components. I wrote a (quick) list of the changes in Operations… Read more

A couple of OpsMgr / APM Posts

Just some shameless personal plug here, pointing out that I recently wrote two technical posts on the momteam blog about the APM feature in Operations Manager 2012 – maybe you want to check them out: APM object model – describes the object model that gets created by the APM Template/Wizard when you configure .NET application… Read more

Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is out of the bag!

Go read the announcement at This is the first public release since I am part of the team (I started in this role the day after the team had shipped Beta) and this is the first release that contains some direct output of my work. It feels so good! Documentation has also been refreshed… Read more