Community Edition: Working with the PowerShell tile

    Among all the cool features of SquaredUp Community Edition, the coolest kid on the block is probably the PowerShell tile. The reason is simple – PowerShell is easy, it’s awesome, and it’s powerful! Not only can you retrieve data from the source (like the APIs), but you can also manipulate that data, work with variables,...

    The top 10 problems with SCOM and how to fix them fast

    SCOM 2019 is a monitoring powerhouse. Its capabilities are unmatched. But it also has some serious issues when it comes to unearthing and visualizing the valuable data locked inside. The replacement of Silverlight with HTML5 in the SCOM 2019 web console was a welcome enhancement, but the SCOM web console still shares its design with...

    How to build insightful M365 Analytics Dashboards with SquaredUp and Microsoft Graph API (Part 2)

    In the last blog post, I walked you through how to connect to the Microsoft Graph API so you can start pulling in the M365 analytics to create a dashboard in SquaredUp. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through exactly how to create this dashboard. I’m using the new SquaredUp Dashboard Server – download...

    Community Edition: Working with the WebAPI tile

    Now that we’ve familiarized ourselves with the basics of SquaredUp Community Edition, let’s get on creating our first dashboard! I spot a familiar tile here, the WebAPI tile. This tile is available in the SquaredUp SCOM and Azure products too. The WebAPI tile is the way you bring external data into SquaredUp. As long as...

    How to build insightful M365 Analytics Dashboards with SquaredUp and Microsoft Graph API (Part 1)

    It’s incredibly helpful to be able to visualize the data produced by your organization’s M365 tenant so you can manage licenses, usage, capacity, and more. SquaredUp Dashboard Server is ideal for this. And it’s free. You can use the Web API Tile in SquaredUp to connect to the Microsoft Graph API, which offers a broad...

    Community Round-Up: March 2021

    Catch up on the latest SCOM, Azure Monitor and SquaredUp news.

    Community Edition: Getting started

    SquaredUp Community Edition lets you and your team create beautiful dashboards, for any tool or data, that you can share with everyone in your organization. Here’s a quick introduction to the product where we show you exactly what you can achieve, in no time at all. Let’s start with the three tabs on the top...

    Community Edition Learning Path

    Hey everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve gone on a learning journey together, after the Azure Monitor Learning Path. I’m thankful for the love that series received, and since then, I’ve been looking for another opportunity to take on something new and share my learning experience with you all. Finally, the time has come!...

    Visualize your DevOps data for free

    Visualize your DevOps data for free We recently launched the public preview of a new tool that lets anyone dashboard anything – for free. Meet Dashboard Server! You can download it free because we wanted to get our incredible dashboards in the hands of more people. The SCOM community know us well but our dashboards...

    Working with the WebAPI tile – tips & tricks

    Regardless of the SquaredUp product you use, the WebAPI tile is very useful when it comes to connecting to external data sources and showing them in your dashboards. It brings you closer to that single pane of glass dashboarding dream that we all have, which is why it is also one of our most used...

    The Big SCOM Survey: Results and expert analysis

    What’s the future of SCOM? How do others set up their SCOM landscape? What tools are SCOM Managers using to help streamline processes? The answers are all here. The Big SCOM Survey 2021 is the first of what we hope to be an annual survey where we measure the pulse of the SCOM community, get...

    The Big SCOM Survey: Full results

    Below is the full list of results for the Big SCOM Survey. We surveyed 118 SCOM users with 27 questions. For the key highlights and expert analysis of these results head over here. Our respondents mainly consisted of Infrastructure Engineers (42.4%), IT Administrators (20.3%), Consultants (11.9%), Monitoring Engineers (10.2%) and IT Managers (7.8%). The majority...

    Dashboard competition: Win a Star Wars LEGO set worth $800

    Join the exciting dashboard competition as part of our Dashboard Server product launch! Put your best dashboards forward and stand to win a Star Wars LEGO set worth up to $800. The best bit: it’s entirely free to take part! Dashboard competition Who is eligible: Anyone who downloads Dashboard Server (free) or has SquaredUp for...

    Dashboard anything for free: SquaredUp Community Edition

    How would your IT team be transformed if you could dashboard anything, for free? If you’re an IT pro and want an enterprise dashboarding tool that’s quick to implement, easy to set up, and effortless to maintain, you need SquaredUp Community Edition! The public preview of SquaredUp Community Edition just went live! Community Edition functions...

    How to embed Grafana visualization in SquaredUp

    In our previous post on Grafana and SquaredUp, we compared the two tools across various benchmarks like ease of deployment, time to value, dashboard creation, dashboard sharing, and more. Both tools have their specific advantages over the other, but since the ultimate goal is to give you a single place to look – why not...

    Post-event review: SCOMathon Workshop Week

    A couple months ago, we hosted a week of community-led SCOM workshops and networking. These hands-on workshops took a deep dive into a series of topics handpicked by the SCOM community itself – and we are thrilled that the community found it valuable, as we learned from our post-event survey. Keep an eye out for...

    Layering customer, infrastructure and business perspectives into your monitoring (Part 4)

    In my prior three blog posts, we set some ground rules, looked at some out-of-box dashboards, overloaded an in-box property, and finally created an innovative structure to communicate status using SquaredUp’s EAM feature. Looking back, when I started this blog, I explicitly stated that traditional monitoring wasn’t our goal. It’s essential, but the industry (in...

    Communicating Strategically with Manual Reporting Availability (Part 3)

    In my prior two blog posts, we focused on creating a bunch of Enterprise Applications (EAs), tagging those EAs, and then updating the Status dashboard to only show those EAs that are Critical Service Offerings (CSO). For this blog post, we will create some relationships and demonstrate how alerting behaves using SquaredUp’s Manual Reporting Availability...

    SquaredUp helps customers save 20% of Azure costs

    Are you suffering from overspending in Azure, lack of cost visibility and lack of context? You’re not alone; Azure cost management is a problem we hear about time and time again. That is why we created top-notch cost tiles that would allow users to build the perfect Azure cost dashboard, and help them quickly identify...

    Community Round-Up: February 2021

    Catch up on the latest SCOM, Azure Monitor and SquaredUp news.