Welcome to the Microsoft Operations Management Suite Blog

Summary: Ed Wilson introduces the new Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) blog.

Good morning everyone. Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about the new Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Team blog. As many of you know, I am the Microsoft Scripting Guy and I write about Windows PowerShell every day on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. I intend to continue that blog, but I am also starting this new blog.

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This is because I have fallen in love with a new awesome product: Microsoft Operations Management Suite. It may sound a bit strange to some people that I would defect to a GUI type of tool. I got into scripting because I wanted to manage complex network installations. I went down the journey of .bat files, Active Directory, Group Policy, VBScript, and Windows PowerShell.

OMS uses Windows PowerShell in a big way, so it is not like I am starting from scratch. In fact, for some things, OMS does Windows PowerShell better than Windows PowerShell does. This is especially true when it comes to Desired State Configuration (DSC).

Anyway, OMS is cool—like way cool. It makes using the power of PowerShell as easy as gliding along on a skateboard (as witnessed by the Groovy IT Dude).

We will have articles from the OMS team, from various MVPs, and from other community leaders. It is my hope that the OMS blog will become a focal point for all things related to Microsoft Operations Management Suite.

That is all I have for you today. Join me tomorrow when I’ll talk about some of my favorite OMS resources.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and the Microsoft OMS Facebook site. If you want to learn more about Windows PowerShell, visit the Hey, Scripting Guy Blog. If you have any questions, send email to me at scripter@microsoft.com. I wish you a wonderful day.

Ed Wilson
Microsoft Operations Management Team