13 May 2015 blogs Steven Dwyer 2 min read
For years, our flagship product, Live Maps has come complete with a web-based console so that you can view the state of your business services in the web browser of your choice.
However, the Live Maps web console has started to show its age; this is most apparent in its use of Silverlight. Silverlight is no longer promoted by Microsoft and new versions of browsers such as Google Chrome will no longer support it.
Earlier this year, we announced a brand new dashboarding product that we call “Dashboards by Savision.” Dashboards was designed from the ground up to support the modern web, offering a responsive experience across all desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers using only pure HTML5.
We have had great feedback on Dashboards and we have made the strategic decision to make it the web-based delivery platform for Live Maps. We’ve started this transition already; in the latest iteration of Dashboards, you now have the ability to view the Live Maps services dashboard and service maps. Even better, we’ve tailored the Live Maps views so that they intelligently reformat themselves on small devices like mobile phones. And of course, they’re all Silverlight free.
Users of both Dashboards and might have noticed that the SLA information loads much faster in Dashboards and we’ll be porting that innovation back to Live Maps. (For the curious, Live Maps currently calls Microsoft-supplied stored procedures in the Operations Manager data warehouse to retrieve information about SLAs. Dashboards, on the other hand, uses SQL we’ve written and optimized for our own particular use cases).
Don’t miss next week’s blog written by Savision’s Lead Developer, Klaas Hulder. Stay tuned if you want to learn more about ServiceNow integration.