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More excitement on OpsMgr 2012 and its CEP

The Beta is Here – and the CEP is coming fast !

First and Foremost – CONGRATS to my Microsoft friends for the recent release of the beta of System Center Operations Manager 2012 !!!

I was so proud to be a member of the team last year and am really looking forward to […]

Now enrolling for the Operations Manager 2012 CEP

At TechEd 2011, we announced that the OpsMgr 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP) is now taking applications.

What is a CEP

Many of you are likely familiar with Microsoft TAP’s, Technology Adoption Programs, where a small pool of customers partner with our engineering teams to preview and provide feedback on pre-beta software.  TAP participants […]

Are you coming to MMS 2011 ?! I am !

Last week, Microsoft held TechReady 12 for our internal sales and field teams.  This was an exciting event because we gave them a sneak peak at the very cool technologies and sessions that we will delivering publicly at MMS 2011 next month.   For the products that I am blessed to support, we have a phenomenal […]

Operations Manager 2007 R2 lands Microsoft as a Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘Leader’

In December 2010, Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis (ECA).

Microsoft was very pleased to see that in consideration of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Gartner placed Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant of its ECA MQ.

To read Gartner’s ECA Magic Quadrant report, click here. […]

Blog posts to read on AVIcode 5.7


If you really want to learn about AVIcode and its Application Monitoring capabilities, one of my favorite SMEs on the ‘net is Simon Skinner – SystemCenterCentral    Twitter

Simon is a long-time System Center Operations Manager MVP, who has been working with the AVIcode technologies since well before Microsoft acquired them in 2010.  Simon […]

Webcast : Overview of AVIcode

Two Microsoft MVPs that normally specialize in System Center Operations Manager are offering a webcast in January to let the world know why they are excited about AVIcode and its acquisition by Microsoft, as part of the larger System Center management story.

 Click here to register for the AVIcode webcast on January 12

As […]

AVIcode 5.7 now available !


YES !!!   It is here !!

And not just the bits, but also the details on how SMSE / SMSD customers can get it !

Last month, I caught up with my friend Gordon McKenna – CEO of Inframon and Microsoft MVP at TechEd 2010 Europe.   He has been bringing AVIcode […]

Microsoft acquires AVIcode, Inc.


Today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of AVIcode, Inc.  Read the official blog here.

We hope that the rest of the Operations Manager community is as excited as we are about the enhanced capabilities that the AVIcode technologies bring to Systems Monitoring, including not only .Net application monitoring, as well as rich […]

Two new things for System Center Operations Manager – Me and a Management Pack

This week, the OpsMgr team added two new items that are hopefully of interest to some of y’all.

A new Technical Product Manager … me !!  

I am very excited to be taking on OM!  Yes, I will still have DPM and SCE roles, but with those products wholly launched, am […]

Today is RTM day for DPM and SCE !!!

It is hard to imagine that today has finally arrived.   It has been so long in the making, and yet it seems like time flew by.

For my friends who may not be as geeky as me – today is the day that we announced that the next generation of both products that I manage […]

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