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April 18

QuickTricks: Fixing dashboards which do not display performance metrics after upgrade

During a recent upgrade to SCOM 2012 R2 and UR1 and we started seeing issues with dashboard displaying performance metrics as shown below. The details of the error are below: Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Presentation.DataAccess.DataProviderException: An error occurred executing the command: [Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Presentation.DataProviders.Library!PerformanceDataProvider/ResolvePe...

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April 17

Top 5 Things You Should Stop Doing To Get More Out of Social Networking

There's a lot of content and articles out there making fun of people using Facebook, Twitter, etc. incorrectly (what's up, BuzzFeed, Shares From Your Aunt, and Cracked?) This isn't going to be one of those articles. Yes, we're now at the point in society where social networking is kind of a running joke, but at the heart of it, we wouldn't have gotten here if value wasn't being provided along the ...

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April 17

#Office365 Lync Online Warning

To ensure you and your users do not lose access to Lync Online, Microsoft has published a blog post to ensure your network is allow a new Certificate Revocation List (CRL). This is required because of the acquisition of VeriSign by Symantec. Failure allow this CRL can result in the inability for your clients to connect to Lync Online. Here is the information from the Blog Post:    LocationProtoc...

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April 15

Powerdelivery extension for Visual Studio 2013 released

I’ve released a version of the Visual Studio extension for using powerdelivery on Chocolatey. This extension allows you to connect to Team Foundation Servers, see which builds are present in each of your environments (Dev, Test, Production etc.), open the appropriate scripts and config files for developing the pipeline, and kickoff builds. To install it, have Powerdelivery and Visual Studio 2013 ...

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April 15

QuickTricks: Workaround for the Synchronization Performance View in Operations Manager

During a recent client engagement we found that one of the built-in views for Operations Manager does not appear to work in the out-of-the-box configuration. The "Synchronization Performance View" in the Operations Manager console does not display any performance counters. The screenshot below shows this view which is part of the Data Warehouse folder in the Monitoring pane of the Operat...

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April 14

Content Distribution Magic

This post is inspired by a question submitted on my previous post: Content Distribution: The Myth. The question was about how ConfigMgr determines if files are different when deciding whether or not to replicate them to distribution points. Specifically, the requestor wanted to know whether a simple name change to a file would cause ConfigMgr to see the file as a new file. Read the rest of the p...

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April 11

What’s New in Office 365?

As most of you know Office 365 and its services are updated on a monthly and quarterly release cycle. With last month's SharePoint and Exchange conference Microsoft has continued to tell the world that new features and functionality will come to Office 365 first and then, after some time, come to the on-premises versions on the products. Morale of the story? If you want to be on the latest and ...

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April 11

Taking my OpsMgr with me… Wrap-up

If you are working with Operations Manager and you want to use it on a mobile platform or through a non-Silverlight web interface check out the series of blog posts entitled "Taking OpsMgr with me". The series links are below with products highlights so you can quickly identify which potential solution you would like to read more about. Taking my OpsMgr with me… with Live Maps: Live Map ...

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April 9

Using the Surface 2 RT like a Pro-fessional

For the last several months I have been on a quest to migrate from my laptop onto my Surface 2 RT for my daily work requirements to avoid lugging as much gear with me on a daily basis. During this process I've found several items that I had to develop workarounds to handle on my RT and I've acquired some add-ons which help to take the RT to the next level and be a full laptop replacement. From M...

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