I wish I could have attended the TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona but since I had the chance to go to TechEd NA 2014 in Houston I already got a good picture what is going on. For those who also could not attend TechEd in Barcelona there is luckily Channel 9 who publishes all the session recordings. But there are still some highlights which cannot be recorded like meeting the SCOM product team and of course the networking and community meet ups.
For those of you who also could not attend TechEd in Barcelona here the relevant SCOM sessions on Channel 9:
This TechEd Europe 2014 session covers how Operations Manager as a platform has been extended with Microsoft Azure Operational Insights Preview (previously known as System Center Advisor), a next generation cloud service that provides log collection, search, dashboard visualization and operational intelligence for modern IT operations. Come to this session and see how easy it is to collect machine data/logs and explore them.
This session illustrates how customer needs for monitoring are changing and how Microsoft is investing in System Center Operations Manager and System Center Advisor to address these updated customer needs.
This session covers the brand new innovations in the Operations Manager dashboard infrastructure that allows you to build custom dashboards for any audience.
Dynamic distributed applications can make System Center the key to streamlining your IT Operations Programs. Microsoft partnered with BlueStripe to deliver complete, multi-tier application management in System Center. In this session, learn how to deliver: Live, dynamic application discover/mapping, monitoring, and alerting in Operations Manager; Application management across platforms (Windows and non-Windows systems) and architectures (physical, virtual, cloud, and hybrid cloud); and Application management for Azure Hybrid Cloud. BlueStripe automatically discovers, maps, and monitors all the components that make up your distributed applications, regardless of platform or physical location. Learn how to build live dynamic application views that cross Azure and the datacenter, how to use these application maps within System Center Operations Manager, and how to apply application context to provide business services for Service Manager and application performance-focused run books using Orchestrator. You’ll also preview an integration of live distributed application maps into Azure Pack.
Monitoring infrastructure is a crucial function in any datacenter. Due to the complexities involved, IT administrators have traditionally either requested services from consultant firms or bought pre-packaged management packs to monitor their infrastructure. Come learn how MP Author, a free management pack authoring tool can be used to create robust management packs that adapt to the needs of your business. Also, come see how MP Author integrates with MP Studio to address the complete lifecycle of a management pack.
Could well be that not all sessions are right now available online but within the next few days they will.