Hello Azure Africa

Microsoft to deliver Microsoft Cloud from datacenters in Africa We plan to deliver the Microsoft Cloud including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 from datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with initial availability in 2018. Read more at https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2017/05/18/microsoft-deliver-microsoft-cloud-datacenters-africa/#xip4ZWGMxzY5gBri.99

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OMS for Service Providers – #1 FAQ

As I’ve been asked this a lot recently I was surprised (or forgotten)  to see we have a page on the topic. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-service-providers It is recommended that you create a Log Analytics workspace for each customer you manage. A Log Analytics workspace provides:+ A geographic location for data to be stored. Granularity for billing Data…

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OMS, one of the most asked for features ITSM, is now in Public Preview

The IT Service Management (ITSM) integration in Azure Insight & Analytics helps you to connect to an ITSM solution and provides access to your help desk data (such as incidents and change requests) and log data (such as activity and diagnostic logs, performance and configuration changes) in one place. Using this integration, you can expedite…

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Useful OMS Links

Main Logon page: www.microsoft.com/oms Pricing: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/operations-management-suite-pricing Experience OMS (with 500 servers worth of data pre-loaded) https://experience.mms.microsoft.com/ Log Analytics connectors: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-azure-storage OMS Query reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-search-reference I’m sure there must be many more, do you have any to add?

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OMS e-Book has been updated and FAQ updated

I must admit I’d either forgotten or didn’t know this existed until Pritam Pabla (Thank you!) mentioned it today. Its been updated recently which is good to see: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Inside-the-Operations-2928e342   Also the OMS FAQ has been updated, which gives you a lot more insight on Nodes and Data: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/operations-management-suite-pricing   Thanks Clive    

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Manage Nutanix Servers with OMS and Comtrade Software

For obvious reasons, our team has been working with the Operations Management Suite (OMS) for quite awhile. In that time we have been able to showcase a variety of solutions that are available in the Gallery, Use the View Designer to create custom views of the data that we have in our Log Analytics workspace. In fact,…

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Our New Nutanix running Windows Server 2016

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We just added to our demo capability in the UK MTC ; this is our third Nutanix (they very kindly loan us a new one each year).  This time we have even more Storage and Windows Server 2016 attached the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016.  If you see a demo from our team its very…

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Cisco & Azure Stack

Up to this point, we have known that there would be 3 hardware vendors – Dell, HPe & Lenovo  – who would be ready to provide customers with solutions to deploy Azure Stack when it becomes GA later this year. It was always likely that other vendors would follow and as we can see from the following blog post – https://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-integrated-system-for-microsoft-azure-stack…

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Hybrid Infrastructure: Windows Server 2016 and Azure stack by Gavin Kemp

As a team we speak at many sessions, both with customers, partners and for events.  This session was Gavin Kemp presenting Windows Server 2016 and Azure Stack in the O2 at the end of last year for //Azureready. A difficult session for Gavin as the room was separated from the main auditorium (with a much louder…

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What do Madagascar, How to Train your Dragon have in common with OMS?

A case study of course, JumpStart, also known as Knowledge Adventure, is a gaming company built on a foundation of learning! JumpStart has discovered that part of the power of OMS is that it doesn’t care where the Linux machines are running. Even though OMS is on Azure, it can monitor LAMP stack apps running…

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