Windows Admin Center and SquaredUp

Everything you need to know about our Beta extension for Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center (aka Project Honolulu) brings a modernized, simplified, integrated and secure remote management experience to Windows Server.

We’re proud to be one of a select handful of partners chosen to participate in the private Technical Preview Program for the SDK for Windows Admin Center and to have worked closely with Microsoft throughout that preview period.

The result is that SquaredUp now integrates with Windows Admin Center via our dedicated extension (Beta), bringing long-term performance data, real-time server dependency insights, application-awareness and even data from third-party tools like Splunk and ServiceNow directly to your new individual server management experience, all through a fast, modern, intuitive single-pane-of-glass UI.

 

Please note: this extension is currently in public Beta

About the extension

The extension (Beta) allows you to connect your SquaredUp deployment (either trial or production) to Windows Admin Center and seamlessly embed the SquaredUp views for any given server within the Windows Admin Center experience for that server. As well as surfacing things like long-term performance data, what application a server is a part of or allowing you to easily put a server into maintenance mode, the extension also allows you to easily break out into SquaredUp views for the rest of your infrastructure and application estate.

How to get it

The SquaredUp extension is available directly from the third-party extension feed newly integrated into Windows Admin Center, meaning it’s incredibly easy to get underway;

  1. Launch Windows Admin Center
  2. In the top right, click the gear icon
  3. Click 'Manage Extensions'
  4. Select 'SquaredUp (Preview)' from the list of available extensions.
  5. Click 'Install'
  6. Click 'Confirm' to install the extension
  7. Apply activation code

 

To license the Beta extension, you’ll need your own unique access code, which you can request by completing the form below and we’ll then email across to you.

Please note that your SquaredUp deployment will need to be on Version 3.4.3 or above.

 

An overview of SQUP and WAC together.

 

 

What's next for the extension?

Right now, it’s early days.

The SquaredUp extension for Windows Admin Center is currently in Beta and we’re eagerly looking forward to hearing customer feedback and scenarios, as well as to the next wave of Microsoft’s own enhancements to the Windows Admin Center experience.

As a result, we currently have no firm commitment to releasing this as fully-productised, production-ready software. However, we’d love to hear your thoughts, feedback or any comments you have; simply drop us a line via [email protected].

At this time, unfortunately it isn’t possible to embed Windows Admin Center within SquaredUp, although we’re conscious this is something lots of clients would like to see. If you’d like to embed Windows Admin Center within SquaredUp, why not add quickly add your voice to the following request in Microsoft’s User Voice.  

 

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Request Access

In order for your SquaredUp extension for Windows Admin Center to work, your organisation must first have both SquaredUp and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.

Using the form below, you can request

  • An access code for our Windows Admin Center extension.
    If you’re an existing SquaredUp customer or trialist, this is all you’ll need to get underway, but please note that your SquaredUp deployment must be on Version 3.4.3 or above.
  • A 30 day, fully-featured free trial of SquaredUp.
    If you’re not already using SquaredUp but you have SCOM and want to check out both SquaredUp and our Windows Admin Center extension, be sure to request a free trial as well as an access code for the extension.