July 2009 Roundup


Anders used to do a monthly blog post called Links During Month. He has not done one for a while and so I thought that I would have a go to summarise all the new stuff for one month. I can see why he gave it up. It is quite time consuming!

The big news is that R2 is finally available. even though it went RTM in May. Although it did take a few days before it was available at all the download sites.

Could the delay in posting be due to the other July news that the OpsMgr licensing has changed. Again! Microsoft’s financial year starts on 1st July. Coincidence? See Emma’s posts on the changes from 1st July and about transitioning existing SC suite licences to the new version.

New Reporting Guide released. This is different to the Report Authoring Guide which had previously been released.

TechNet Virtual Labs available

Management Pack University Videos

Management Pack University is a training course aimed at developers working on building management packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007. These training videos walk you through the full process of development of a management pack.


Connectors released

  • – Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Management Console
  • – Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for HP Operations Manager (formerly HP OpenView Operations)
  • – Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for BMC Remedy Action Request System (ARS)
  • – Operations Manager 2007 R2 Universal Connector

Jalasoft – NetIQ Aegis Adapter

Community connector – Nagios


GreenMachine R2 updated.

Visio 2007 Add-In for R2 released. 11 min video demonstration. Use Visio instead of the OpsMgr console!

As an added bonus Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server R2 RTMed but availability will not be until August.

And finally Brad Anderson who took over the System Center Management Division a couple of years ago must be doing well as he has been promoted.


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