Live Maps v3 available


We are very proud to announce the general availability of Live Maps for Operations Manager version 3. The new release greatly enhances IT organizations’ ability to conceive, build and maintain large-scale monitoring maps. New view types, wizards and templates allow IT professionals to quickly construct dynamically updated business process maps and executive dashboards. These new map types ensure that employees at all levels, from the IT operator to the business executive, have access to the map needed to proactively manage IT problems that affect business operations.

What’s new in version 3?

· Application and Network Topologies: Live Maps v3 allows you to create true end-to-end diagrams of your applications and network from within the Live Maps Authoring console with real Operations Manager objects. Simple drag and drop operations combined with Live Maps v3 new advanced drawing controls make it simple and fast.

· Business Process Monitoring: Using the new business process shapes in Live Maps v3 you can easily model your business process and map them to the IT infrastructure that supports them, giving everybody, IT manager, end- user and the business process owner, instant insight into the health of a business process.

· Auto-updating Geographical Maps: By combining any of the over 300+ built-in maps with the new rule-based dynamic list Live Maps v3 lets you create maps that automatically keep up to date while your IT environment evolves. The built-in ability of Live Maps to create unlimited levels of maps ensures you will never lose overview.

· Dashboards: Dashboards are easy to understand top level views of the state of your environment. And you can take any perspective, locations, business process, IT services, whatever fits your needs. Using the built-in drilldown feature you can still get to the root cause of the problem within a few simple clicks.

What others are saying…

“I consider Savision Live Maps as the number one gotta-have OpsMgr extension.” says Cameron Fuller, OpsMgr MVP

“With Live Maps v3, we are able to rapidly deploy maintenance-free monitoring maps for our 800 locations,” says Diego Zamora, IT Manager at one of the world’s largest shipping companies. “The new version allows us define simple rules that help dynamically build and update maps. Using the new site wizard, we were able to create hundreds of geographically connected maps in an hour. And, these maps are automatically updated as our environment changes. Live Maps has allowed us to build maps that truly unlock our investment in Microsoft Operations Manager.”

What should you do next?

Check out an online demo of the new version at If you like what you see, and we believe you will, request a fully functional evaluation copy of Live Maps v3 at

Posted February 11, 2009 by Robert Smit in System Center

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