Customizing SCSM 2012 R2 Incident Report to show the Classification Category

As much as possible, with Service Manager 2012, you will want to use what is provided out of the box, to avoid class and report customizations that can take a…

Setting up an Extended Description field with user input

A while ago, I have blogged on how to leverage the userinput stored (tipycally) in a Service Request from Orchestrator, to avoid too many class customizations. Very often, customers want…

Azure Operational Insights–Quick Starting guide

Or…what happened when I’ve tried. I had an on setup of SC Advisor, which I had attached to OpsInsight automatically. However, that revealed to a be a bit confusing and…

Using Azure Active Directory with PowerShell

I had a situation where I had my lab domain synched with Azure, but later I had to use the same domain for my office 365 accounts. I had a…

Custom URL Monitoring Library for SCOM 2012

Recently, a customer that uses the SCOM URL monitoring extensively reported a few issues they had been having with the standard URL (Web Transaction) monitor. Some of them were resolved…

Very Useful MVA Courses

If you have never checked Microsoft Virtual Academy, stop what you are doing and go check it! But grab a coffee first. There is a lot available to learn. I…

Azure Subscription Billing Alerts Preview

In preview now, the Azure subscription Alerts feature will let you configure alerts regarding your usage Simple steps to get there. If you don’t have a subscription yet, request a…

SCSM–Determining a user’s e-mail using powershell

Continuing the series on how to survive deploying Service Manager 2012, here’s another script that helped me get through the day without going mad. This one will look for the…

SCSM–Determining a user’s manager using PowerShell

I have been working with SCSM again recently and had to get creative using Orchestrator, since some of the native features of SCSM won’t allow for certain things. One thing…

Safely closing any type of alert in the SCOM Console

More than often, you would like to be able to just close an alert in the SCOM console. Easy, right? And it actually is. But simply closing an alert in…