Oct 29, 2019   |   Pete Apple

Microsoft uses a scream test to silence its unused servers

Don’t be alarmed if I scream—it’ll be for a good reason! I talked previously about our efforts here in Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) to inventory our internal-to-Microsoft on premises environments to determine application relationships (Azure mapping: the journey to the cloud begins with good cartography) as well as look at performance info...

Mar 6, 2019   |   Seth Malcolm

Changing of the guard: How Microsoft moved from SCOM to Azure Monitor

It was time to say goodbye to Microsoft’s internal instance of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), and it was Dana Baxter who got the nod to lead the effort. “At Microsoft, we want to move to native Azure services,” says Baxter, a senior service engineer in Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO). Baxter’s team...