What’s new in Operations Manager 2007 R2 reporting?

Operations Manager 2007 R2 adds a set of valuable and long awaited features targeted to reporting users and report authors. Here is the list: Service Level Tracking reporting.First step towards solving a problem of service level monitoring. Service Level Tracking “contract” along with tracking objectives needs to be created before the report could be run…


Operations Manager 2007 SP1 training videos

A set of SCOM 2007 SP1 specific training videos are now published on TechNet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/bb986763.aspx. There are two videos out there I am doing on new reporting features in SCOM 2007 SP1. Here are the links: Using the Microsoft Generic Report LibraryThis video demonstrates generic overrides report.Running Time (minutes): 6:16 Using favorite reports and…


Enabling EnterpriseManagementChartControl in Visual Studio 2005

If you try editing some generic reports like Performance in Visual Studio you will get an error saying that EnterpriseManagementChartControl is not installed. The reason is that SCOM 2007 does not configure EnterpriseManagementChartControl development environment during normal install. If you like to use chart control designer in Visual Studio you would need to configure it…


OpsMgr 2007 SP1 RC is released!

The Release Candidate of Service Pack 1 for Operations Manager 2007 is released and ready for download from http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter. This release is fully supported and it will be an upgrade form it to SP1 RTM. SP1 RC is adding several interesting reporting features to the product. Here are some of them: Ability to view favorite reports…


Report parameter controls

Nearly any report requires you to fill some parameters before you run it. Most commonly you are asked to provide a date range, objects you are interested in and maybe some other parameters that drive report content. “Report parameters block” is the place where all these parameters are entered. Report parameters block consist of a…


Report parameters block

It is not a secret that standard way of presenting report parameters in SQL Server Reporting Services does not give you much flexibility. Designing reporting solution for SCOM 2007 we wanted to change that and enable a way reach controls could be used for report parameter selection. Imagine yourself scrolling though a list of all…


SCOM 2007 Report Catalog

Data from two sources is combined when report hierarchy is displayed in the Operations Manager console. List of reports always comes from SSRS while additional metadata like report display name and knowledge come from management packs. OpsMgr console always looks for everything under SSRS root folder and shows it under the Reporting node in the…


Authoring reports for System Center Operations Manager 2007

My name is Eugene Bykov and I am a developer responsible for reporting user interface in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. I frequently get asked questions about new Operations Manager 2007 reporting infrastructure and ways of adopting it to needs of particular organization. I will try to answer some of those questions in this blog….