Microsoft just released the new Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool. There was a similar Tool (basically it is an Excel sheet) for SCOM 2007 R2. But now there is also some guidance on Best Practices Disk Configuration, SQL Temp DB, High Availability and Network Monitoring. This tool can be found here .
If you move your workloads to production or even preproduction it is highly recommended to protect them not only against data loss but also from accidential deletion. One feature in Azure which can help are Resource Locks. Depending how you configure the lock, you cannot delete the resource, but still read and modify (CanNotDelete lock) […]
If you do automation in a “Microsoft World” you probably start these days with Service Manager and Service Management Automation (SMA). At one point you will have a need for building a connector to another system for exchanging data. One example could be that you need to submit incident data from Service Manager to another […]