Thank you SCOM community – you made 2021 awesome!

As we near the end of 2021, here at SCOMathon HQ we’ve been reflecting on how lucky we are to have such an awesome group of SCOM fanatics in our ever-growing community.

SCOMathon was created to be the hub for all things SCOM, but as with all great experiences it is the journeying together, and sharing of moments that makes it so special.

So, we wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to SCOMathon: MVPs, SCOM experts, SCOM Admins, and even those just starting out with SCOM, it is you and your engagement in the SCOM world, that fuels this forum!

Here are some of our highlights from 2021:

We kicked off the year with the results from our first ever BIG SCOM SURVEY. This is our SCOM barometer, it tells us what you use SCOM for today and your plans for the future. This helps us shape the agenda, so we continue to deliver awesome content and opportunities to collaborate with fellow SCOM users.

Help us make 2022 even better – have your say, take the BIG SCOM SURVEY 2021

Our Coffee Break webinar on Microsoft’s launch of its new M365 MP for Office 365 really drew in the crowds. As the creators of SCOM, Microsoft plays a key role in the SCOMathon community, not only providing great content but also taking learnings and insights to shape their roadmap.

SCOMathon 2021 brought together SCOM fans from across the globe for a 2-day conference. With an impressive 24 sessions and three expert panels, it was an extensive source of best practice tips, upgrade tricks, use cases, and much more. To recap on the action, click here.

We see contributions from the community all year round – and it is the sharing of new code, content, and solutions that makes this such a fantastic source of information. We’d like to call out a couple of great examples we’ve seen in 2021, that we’re sure will continue to improve people’s SCOM experience for many years to come.

1) SCOM legend, Kevin Holman, launched an MP to automate load balancing agents across multiple management servers.

2) Max Volkov also created some open source MPs, so you can easily develop new UI to extend your SCOM Console.

Thanks Kevin and Max – keep ‘em coming, the SCOM community loves what you do!

Last but definitely not least, we ended the year on a real high with the launch of our first HackaSCOM! It was an intense 24-hours of non-stop coding from our contenders, who battled it out creating the SCOM solutions you voted for. To see who was crowned the winner by our elite panel of judges and learn how you can get your hands on our contestants’ awesome solutions for free, watch the replay or take a deep dive into our contestants builds at the links below:

HackaSCOM: Ready, Set, Code!
HackaSCOM: The Results
API Query Management Pack by Nathan Foreman – HackaSCOM Winner


From everyone at Team SCOMathon