Working with the idea of working smarter, not harder, I decided that those few minutes each morning checking the SCOM Console could be replaced with an email, much like I have done with other monitoring and reporting. So, I give you SCOMSummary.ps1
Forbes published an article at the end of 2009 titled "Why Introverts Can Make The Best Leaders" which I just discovered. The article discusses (not surprisingly!) why introverts can draw on their trait to become a successful leader. This really resonated with me as an introvert living in an extrovert's world.
Over the past week I have been setting up a new Exchange 2010 environment, which has enabled me to revisit my ExchangeInfo script. I was happy to see most of the functionality worked without much tweaking, however the shift to DAGs has made the replica status reporting a bit more difficult. And when the environment I have is a single Exchange server, it is practically impossible.
As anyone that has ever done any web development can tell you, Internet Explorer can be a real pain. This is especially true of the older versions- I can personally remember tearing a lot of hair out trying to get a website to work on IE6 for Mac, let alone Windows, Firefox, Opera, etc...