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OMS phone app now available on all platforms: First look

3:03 pm in OMS, operations manager by Dieter Wijckmans

 

This is one thing I really like about the new strategy of Microsoft: All platforms (I know it’s not the official statement but still)

The OMS app was already available on WindowsPhone platform (in preview) and quite frankly it makes sense to actually develop for your own native platform first.

But today Microsoft has announced the availability of the OMS app across all the different platforms (Ios, android and winphone).

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The install is crystal clear as you are used to through the store.

More info here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2015/10/21/log-analytics-on-the-move.aspx

Direct link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/operations-management-suite/mobile-apps.aspx

NOTE: Fellow MVP Cameron Fuller has a blog post about the experience on an ipad here: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2015/10/21/the-microsoft-oms-experience-on-an-ipad/

A first look:

A couple of screenshots of the possibilities and look and feel on iPhone:

First start of the app (really like the look and feel):

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Login screen looks very familiar:

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Auto switch between corporate or personal

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Signed in and detected that your workspaces, it’s indeed possible to switch between the different workspaces:

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You have 3 options:

  • Dashboard: Is your personal dashboard which you can change by using the familiar pen icon
  • Overview: The general overview of you environment with all the solutions installed
  • Searches: Launch different searches in your workspace

Starts into your dashboard:

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Overview:

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Also possible in landscape :)

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Searches:

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Settings tab can be reached by tapping the 3 red dots on the top of the screen.

My wishlist:

  • Push notifications on home screen for predefined scenarios
  • Add new searches in the app to answer specific questions of people calling outside office hours
  • Ability to choose where to start (dashboard or overview)
  • change order of the solutions in the overview pane

Conclusion:

The app is intended as an extension / dashboard for your OMS workspace. It’s not possible to add servers or delete servers from your workspace nor add solutions. This is not a drawback in my opinion as you only want to see things happening in your workspace on the go. This is a first version of course but I had no issues installing and connecting it. I will keep an eye on the data usage on my cell phone plan though just to see how it will affect my usage of mobile data and of course my battery life.

Technet Belux Webinar: 16/10/2015: OMS, What’s it all about…

12:15 am in LiveMeeting, technet, Webinar by Dieter Wijckmans

It has been a while since I actually did a webinar for Technet Belux but it’s an honor and a privlege to be back on this platform answering one of the biggest question I get almost everyday at clients and at conferences:

“OMS, What’s it all about?”

During this session I’m going over the basics of the new OMS platform so you can be armed to position it in your environment or just have a starting point to start exploring the vast possibilities of OMS.

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Expect the answers to the following questions during this session:

  • What can it do for me?
  • Do I need to take a look at it?
  • What can it do to make my life as an ITPRO easier?
  • Is this yet another tool that Microsoft is pushing us to use?
  • Will it replace my good old on prem SCOM solution?
  • ….

All these questions are actual questions I got from the community and clients.

“But hey… my question isn’t on there!”

No worries use the Q&A and get a chance to get yours answered!

So what are you waiting for? Make sure to register today to reserve your virtual seat for Friday 16/10/2015 as they are unlimited!

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Register here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032679984&Culture=en-BE&community=0

Hopefully see you there!

 

RECORDING is live and can be found here: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/BeLux-IT-Pro/OMS-Whats-it-all-about