Azure Monitor Management solution for RDS, Windows VDI and Citrix

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Just noticed the availability of the community edition of the Azure Monitor management solution for RDS, Citrix and Windows VDI. Organizations that provide services through VDI have a need for monitoring the solution to various degrees beyond just server-side and  infrastructure and performance monitoring, but also monitoring for user experience, session monitoring etc. These solutions enable you to deeply analyze sizing, performance, and user experience at each time frame in the past and for lowest expenses. You will also be able to leverage your existing event management, and alerting workflows in Azure monitor and investments in Azure. Check out the solutions here: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/sepagogmbh.loganalyticsagent-rds?tab=Overviewhttps://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/sepagogmbh.loganalyticsagent-rds?tab=PlansAndPrice

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Hybrid Cloud Print Known Issues and Workarounds

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In a previous post, I outline the steps for deploying Hybrid cloud print. Here are some noteworthy issues and errors you may encounter when deploying/ testing this solution through either of the supported pre-authentication methods, and some ways to remediate them. Publishing permissions. This error indicates that you do not have permissions print server management permissions or permissions to modify the Mopria database file. Address this by following steps #2 and #8 of the referenced post above. Read and Sign-in Authorization for Native client or web apps This error indicates that required permissions are missing on Native client or Web apps it further indicates that you’ve not delegated permissions to the app for required APIs, as outlined in steps #10 … Read More

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Hybrid Cloud Print with Passthrough Authentication – Detailed steps

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In a previous post, I gave an overview of the Windows Server Hybrid Cloud Print solution. This is a solution that enables organizations to support print functionality for MDM-managed BYOD and Azure AD joined devices. Organizations will find this solution useful if they plan to: Leverage existing global printing investments to support BYOD and non-domain joined devices deploy Azure AD joined devices into existing AD and global print environment support MDM managed BYOD support printing while away from the corpnet   The solution supports single sign-on user authentication and allows your to leverage your existing authorization processes. I briefly covered this in the previous post. In this article, I will go over the steps for configuring Hybrid Cloud Print using … Read More

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Overview of Hybrid Cloud Print Solution

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Hybrid Cloud Print is a relatively new feature that is built on the Windows Print Server role in Windows Server 2016. It enables users to discover and securely print to on-premises printers from their Azure AD joined, and MDM managed devices, and from wherever they have an internet access. The solution is built on a Windows print service and discovery service endpoints, both of which are running on IIS services supporting the internet Printing protocol and Mopria Alliance industry printer discovery standard, respectively. For the server-side configuration, you will need to : install the Print Server Windows Server feature Install Hybrid cloud Print through for instance, the PowerShell modules Configure IIS endpoints to support SSL Install and configure SQLite package … Read More

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Microsoft OMS Book – The excluded chapter

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Writing technology books is a challenging enough proposition as it were. The challenge increases exponentially when one  undertakes the writing of a book about a cloud platform, as was the case with my writing the Microsoft OMS book. The challenge with this stems from the fact that I intend for this book to be a technical reference for readers as they work with the OMS platform and underlying Azure services, and as such, the book must, by necessity, reference not just relevant concepts, but also current, and up-to-date content. Admittedly, the nature of the book – publisher’s cookbook format – heightened said need for pertinence, and up-to-dateness of the material, because readers expect to be able to follow along with … Read More

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Microsoft OMS Book Published!

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Cookbook is now published. I am thrilled to announce that this is now readily available via the publisher’s (Packt) various channels and platforms, including on Amazon in both print, and Kindle format. Amazon now shows the final page count (448). Amazon also shows the print version release date as May 9th, but you should be able to order there as well, and it gets fulfilled in a few days. The Kindle version is available immediately. In this book, I sought to provide a useful guide with current, up-to-date information on a platform that provides incredible value to organizations. As organizations navigate their respective digital transformation initiatives, OMS stands out as a platform that enables them … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft OMS Book Published!

Coming soon – Microsoft OMS book

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve finished work on a book on Microsoft OMS and related Azure services. The book is part of the Cookbook series from publisher, Packt, and is titled Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook. The book hasn’t been published yet, but is likely en-route to the presses and will be available in a few days. Those who know me know of my passion for building solutions to provide fundamental business value, and I’m happy to be able to share some ideas about how to accomplish aspects of this core proposition using the Microsoft Azure platform and Microsoft OMS. This project was especially interesting given the spate of releases to the OMS and underlying Azure services, and capabilities … Read More

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OMS Agent for Linux – v1.4.4-210

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Version 1.4.4-210 of the OMS agent for Linux is now generally available. This update includes a couple of bug fixes, and new features. New Features This agent version updates SCX from v1.6.3-474 in previous GA release to v1.6.3-527. This release also updates OMI to v1.4.2 Fixes DSC resource and module “class not found” error due to DSC OMI provider registration. Azure metadata auto injection. Honoring vmResourceID setting if specified by the user. OMI cron job generating email every minute due to keytab not being present on some distros where cron tab fails. SOURCE: Github Install OMS Agent for Linux-v1.4.4-210 For x86 Architecture (32-bit) systems:

For x64 Architecure (64-bit) systems:

Where WORKSPACE_ID Is the ID for your OMS workspace, … Read More

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Meet GDPR Compliance requirements with OMS

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In April 2016, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and is due to take effect in May 2018. GDPR is being touted as the most important change in data privacy regulation in over two decades, and it imposes new data privacy rules on companies, government agencies, and any organizations that do business in and with the European Union (EU). This is of particular significance because of the positive implications of such a regulation on data privacy, the benefits of the inevitable shift in the way organizations across the region and business partners around the world will now approach data privacy, and because non-compliant organizations could be subject to hefty fines, as is often the … Read More

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OMS Agent for Linux Update – v1.4.3-174

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Version 1.4.3-174 of the OMS agent for Linux is now generally available. This updates includes a couple of bug fixes, and new features. New Features A new version of the SCX (v1.6.3-474) is now available. This is the OMI CIM providers for OS perf. metrics. The OMI is also updated to v.1.4.1 in this release. Fixes • OMI memory leak related bug fixes• Disable Syslog data collection by default• Available memory performance counter fix for system kernel 3.14+• SCOM OMI port reset (fix requires two releases of agent to fully support all possible combinations of upgrade scenarios)• OMS linux agent diagnostic logging improvements• Documentation improvements SOURCE: Github Install OMS Agent for Linux-v1.4.3-174 For x86 Architecture (32-bit) systems:

For x64 … Read More

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