Supporting the SCOM Community for 17 Years

Since Silect began in 2003, we have always had a primary focus on simplifying the adoption of Microsoft management technologies. In 2004 we introduced Health Reporter for Microsoft Operations Manager (that’s right – MOM – we’ve been around THAT long). Health Reporter showed that state of key components of a MOM infrastructure. Fast forward to … Continued

SCOM Clean-up

The New Year is often a time for people to refresh, renew and rejuvenate. As a SCOM engineer maybe it’s a good time to also refresh and rejuvenate your SCOM environment. In other words, maybe it’s a good time to clean-up SCOM! We get asked about “cleaning up” SCOM routinely – almost daily. “We ____ … Continued

MP University

We continue to be somewhat amazed by the success of MP University. We regularly get over 500 attendees to our day-long, free online event covering SCOM, Management Packs, Azure and much more. We are in the planning stages for the next MP University event to be held in mid-November and we want to hear from … Continued

MP Studio Version 9

What’s New in MP Studio Version 9.0 MP Studio v9 delivers a complete toolkit for any SCOM engineer. New capabilities in v9 include ability to author Linux MPs, audit changes to your SCOM infrastructure,  automatically synchronize MPs, a brand new completely re-developed reporting portal and so much more! Here’s a summarized list of the new … Continued

MP Authoring Scenarios

MP University is coming May 29 and want your input! We get asked a lot to cover advanced SCOM Management Pack authoring topics but what would really help us is to understand specific authoring scenarios you would like to see covered. So please use the Comment section below to share an interesting and challenging MP … Continued

Happy 16th Birthday Silect!

Today officially marks the 16th birthday of Silect. Wow – what a ride it’s been. 16 years ago we started developing tools to help organizations manage their IT infrastructures and 16 years later we haven’t stopped! It began with a very simple tool to monitor Microsoft Operations Manager (yes a monitor of the monitor!) but … Continued

MP Studio / MP Author Professional Version 8.2

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Studio and MP Author Professional version 8.2. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: MP Studio and MP Author Professional Support for SCOM 1801 When sealing and deploying and MP, deploy the sealed MP, not the … Continued

MP University May 2017 – Questions and Answers

Q: Will the webinar be recorded? A: Yes, the session will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to everyone who registered. A: Yes – the webinar will be recorded and made available to all participants   Q: Really happy you are recording. I have a meeting i have too attend, … Continued

Q&A from March 2017 Webinar on MP Authoring using Fragments

Question Is there a way you could use this to create nested groups? Answer Yes, you can do that. Question what is the minimum required version of mpstudio to use this feature? Answer 7.2 (available today) Question Any consideration for getting fragments stored on GitHub? Answer Silect is actively researching how to enable effective sharing … Continued

MP Author Professional & MP Studio version 7.2

What’s New in MP Author Professional and MP Studio v7.2 We’ve added support for fragments in MP Studio v7.2 as well as in MP Author Professional v7.2. A fragment is a piece of XML code which contains working parts for a specific workflow. Fragments can now be imported into MP Studio and MP Author Professional … Continued