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Dashboard Server: Working with the WebAPI tile

Now that we’ve familiarized ourselves with the basics of SquaredUp Dashboard Server, 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...

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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...

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Community Round-Up: March 2021

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

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Dashboard Server: Getting started

SquaredUp Dashboard Server 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 left...

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Dashboard Server Product Preview

Dashboard anything for free: Introducing SquaredUp Dashboard Server.

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Dashboard Server 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! Meet Dashboard...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 of...

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Azure Resource Graph Zero to Hero

In this session, Microsoft MVP and Azure expert Billy York will go over the basics of Azure Resource Graph, including how Kusto Query Language (KQL) is used and its limitations in Resource Graph. We’ll then dive into some real-world examples of how you can use Azure Resource Graph with KQL.

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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 SCOM or Azure installed. How to enter: Build...

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8 easy steps to improve your security posture in Azure

Maarten Goet will give you 8 easy steps into improving your security posture on Azure. This is a demo heavy session no cloud engineer or developer should miss!

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Dashboard anything for free: SquaredUp Dashboard Server

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 Dashboard Server! The public preview of SquaredUp Dashboard Server just went live!   Dashboard Server functions independently of SCOM and Azure and introduces...

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Application Observability in a Distributed World

Join Chris Reddington, Senior FastTrack for Azure Engineer at Microsoft for this Azure Management Talk webinar. Chris will provide an overview of Application Insights and how it slots into the wider Azure Monitoring ecosystem.

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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 leverage Grafana for the visualizations...

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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 the next...

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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...

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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...

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Multi-tenant resource management at scale

In this Azure Management Talk webinar with Azure MVP Martin Ehrnst, we're taking a closer look at Azure Lighthouse.