Improvements in SDK from Operations Manager 2007

I wanted to provide a high level overview of feature additions to the SDK since Operations Manager 2007 shipped. The items are in no particular order and will be discussed in more depth in subsequent posts. Default Values for Properties Types can define default values on properties. The default values need to be literals and…


Getting Started with the Service Manager SDK

The Service Manager public API is partitioned into several assemblies all of which can by found either in the GAC after install or in the Program Files folder in "SDK Binaries". The primary assembly is Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Core (Core) which replaces Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common from Operations Manager 2007. Core also contains a lot of the functionality from the Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager…


Service Manager Beta Released

You can find more details here. Also, community forums are setup for discussion and can be found here. These are the preferred medium for questions with the beta. I’m out for Thanksgiving this week, but plan to get started next week with a high-level post on fundamental changes in the SDK architecture to better accommodate…


New Look, Evolving Content

Well, it has been a while since I had any posts with new content (and it will actually be just a bit longer), but I wanted to write a quick post on what has been going on with SDK development for Operations Manager and talk a bit about Service Manager. First off, Operations Manager is…


Good Article on Management Pack Authoring

A co-worker of mine recently pointed this out to me, so I thought I would share here.


System Center Virtual User Group

The System Center Virtual User Group recently had their first meeting where they presented on several topics about Operations Manager 2007. They recorded the live meeting and posted the content online. The topics were  Cross-platform monitoring in Operations Manager 2007 SP2, Powershell in Operations Manager 2007, and Audit Collection Services (ACS) Planning, Configuration and Tuning…


System Center Service Manager

Well, I have been pretty quiet lately with posts and I can finally share why. Over the past few months I have been very busy working on System Center Service Manager and making the Operations Manager infrastructure work for that product as well. More information about the changes in that product can be found here:…


SCOM Connector QuickStart Guide

Ambrose Wong put together a great quick start guide to connectors in SCOM. I’ve attached the Word version below. Any feedback is appreciated and I can pass it on to Ambrose. SCOM Connector Quickstart Guide v1.doc