MPBUtil – A Free Utility for Working with MPB files

Silect Software is proud to make available a free command-line tool for working with MPB files. MPBUtil is provided free, as-is and without any warrantee by Silect Software. The tool can be downloaded from: https://www.silect.com/downloads/MPBUtil/MPBUtil.zip MPB files are used in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to bundle one or more Management Packs (MPs) with … Continued

MP Author & MP Author Pro Version 9.1

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 9.1 (both free and Professional versions). We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: • Add support for HostProperty in the Group wizard. • Allow Event and Performance views to specify multiple rules. • Allow … Continued

MP Studio Version 9.1

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Studio version 9.1. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: • All the changes for MP Author Pro (see https://www.silect.com/mp-author-mp-author-pro-version-9-1/) • Allow users to manage the explicit Include and Exclude lists in the Group wizard. • … Continued

MP Studio Version 8.3

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Studio version 8.3. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: All the changes for MP Author Pro (see https://www.silect.com/mp-author-mp-author-pro-version-8-3/) Override dialogs now allow a reason to be specified to allow requirements tracking. Similarly, the file version … Continued

MP Author & MP Author Pro Version 8.3

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 8.3 (both free and Professional versions). We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: The default target for Windows discoveries is now Windows Operating System, rather than Windows Computer. Kevin Holman made a compelling case … Continued

MP Author Version 8.2

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

TFS Compared to Silect Management Pack Store

Silect Store is a database used by Silect to store management packs (MPs), test results, preferences, and other information used by MP Studio. Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a source control repository from Microsoft which is used to store source code and other files. Some customers have wondered about the relative merits of using TFS … Continued

What’s in a Name (or Version Number)?

“I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl. This is my other brother Darryl.” From: Newhart (1982) A classic quote from comedy gold. Can you imaging the trouble that would occur if two brothers had the same name? It certainly brings a smile to my face. The Problem With each release of Operations Manager, Microsoft updates … Continued

MP Studio/MP Author Professional v8.1

Silect continues to incorporate feedback from the Operations Manager community and is pleased to announce this new 8.1 release of MP Studio, MP Author Professional and MP Author. MP Studio is a complete lifecycle management tool for management packs, including advanced authoring, testing, tuning, version control and more. MP Author Professional is an IT Pro friendly … Continued

Upgrading .NET Versions

Background Silect uses Microsoft’s .NET Framework for MP Studio, MP Author Professional and MP Author. The .NET Framework has been an excellent choice for us. Like all software, the .NET Framework is periodically updated to add new features, improve performance, fix bugs, and to make it more secure. Silect has always used the same version … Continued