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…


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…


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   User Voice: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-log-analytics   Blogs etc: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/ Facebook OMS Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MicrosoftOMS/     I’m sure there must be many more, do you have any to add?


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    


OMS – Longer retention of up to 2years

As a team a lot of our days are now spent talking about OMS, one key OMS change recently was to enable the retention of data for more than the typical 7 , 30 or 365 days.  You can now go to 2 years if required.  See the blog from Richard Rundle that tells you…


ICYMI – Ignite 2016 Hybrid Cloud Announcements

So another great Ignite Conference has just ended and there have been lots of announcements. Hard to keep up with them all, but here is a summary of the key Hybrid Cloud related announcements that I spotted: Azure Compute new offerings : L-series (storage optimised), and H-series (compute intensive / fast). These expand upon the…