Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SCOM: New version available MP Author SP3

Silect just released a new version, SP3, of MP Author, a free and easy to use tool for creating SCOM management pack.
Soms welcome new features:
- Improved knowledge viewing and editing in multiple language environments
- Improved XML editing
- New feature to "Check for missing display names" (Nice one when MP's are authored by multiple users with different UI locales)
- Added ability to use base classes other than LocalApplication when creating new classes
- Additional MP elements are displayed
- Added a drop down list of $$ parameters for alert messages (less Traffic for Kevin Holman's blog ;))
- Schedule property grid made more user friendly
- Improvements to memory usage
But, the use of notepad, XML editor and Authoring Console still comes in handy. Or use the Visual Studio addins for authoring.