The .NET Show: Management Services
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/episode.aspx?xml=theshow/en/episode052/manifest.xml)

I think that the only time that I actually add "Event Logging" code to my applications, is when I'm doing it to demonstrate some feature or aspect of the event logging code. And the event logs themselves, I rarely look at them at all, except to delete them from one of the antiquated servers running in my office when their disk space gets low.

Somebody was telling me the other day at how much better the eventing system is getting, and how much better application health and management will be, which will be great news for IT administrators... and while monitoring system events will be helpful, it will be even better if all of the applications being used in an enterprise environment utilzing the improved logging system as well. So it sounded like this would be a good topic to discuss on the show.

I invited Alex Sutton and Marty Hough to explain some of the great work they've been doing with the Management Services of Windows, as well as show their new event viewer, codnamed "Crimson", which tries to address most of the needs and issues that have surrounded the original Event Viewer that hasn't really changed much since Windows NT was first released more than ten years ago.

Do you think your usage of the Managment Services will change much after watching this episode? Let us know why, or why not, by dropping us a note in the "comments" section of this blog entry.

Thanks
-Robert Hess