MOF in Multiple Languages

Did you know that MOF materials are also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese?  Because MOF is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution License, anyone can take the materials and adapt them for their own use as long as they give attribution to Microsoft for the original materials.  Several of our MOF users outside…


MOF 4.0 Now Under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License – Freely Adapt MOF for your Business Needs

Hi All, One of the first things people realize when looking at implementing a service management framework, whether it is ITIL, MOF, or another, is that they must not only be adopted but also adapted to your individual organization’s needs.  You have to decide which of the described processes are relevant to your requirements and to…

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Announcing: The Release of Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 and the new MOF Online Forums

Hi all.  I wanted to let everyone know about two exciting announcements.  At MMS, the MOF team has announced the relesae of Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 and the new MOF Online Community Forums, a new online home for the discussion of of all things related to MOF, service management, ITIL, IT governance and related frameworks across the…

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New MOF Guide—Now Available for Download

The Microsoft Operations Framework team is pleased to announce that the Managing and Operating a Microsoft Private Cloud—How to Apply the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) guide is now available for download. Download the guide now at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd320379.aspx. This guide leads you through the process of how to manage and operate a Microsoft private cloud using…

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Project Hana (MOF v4) updates Beta Release

The Frameworks team continued its journey along the winding road to Hana by releasing a significant beta update this past Friday.  With this release we have now released initial versions of every core Service Management Function (SMF) with the exception of the Team Model, which I can assure is coming!  So, without further delay, below is the…

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The Purpose of IT Business Planning in the New MOF

IT business planning is an increasing important topic in the world of today’s IT professional.  We continuously see problems arising from not including IT operations early enough in the planning process which leads to services being designed with little thought given to operational concerns and serviceability.  At the extreme end of the spectrum, this can lead to entire ROI and business case…

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MOF v.4 IT Service Lifecycle Defined

Development has continued at a frenzied pace over the past couple of months on the MOF update and we do have some work to show for it.  But before I present the MOF IT Service Lifecycle, its phases, and our new graphic, I’d like to review a few of our core design principles with you…

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The Plan and Optimize Phase of the IT Service Lifecycle

Picking up from the last posting where I detailed our overall approach to the IT Service Lifecycle and briefly discussed the purposes of each of the four phases, today I wanted to drill into a bit more detail into the Plan and Optimize (P&O) phase.  And while names have changed since I originally talked about this phase, then…

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Why focus on IT Governance?

You may wonder why a service management framework, or service lifecycle, would be built on the foundation of IT Governance.  After all, governance isn’t one of the sexiest or most enjoyable topics for the average IT pro.  Yet, it can’t be denied that corporate governance is critical for both establishing and maintaining shareholder trust.  And as IT has…

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MOF Update = Project Hana

The MOF Update has now moved into the earliest stages of our beta / Request for Comment period and as such has graduated from the generic MOF Update name to an official Microsoft codename.  All of the update work to Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) is now being referred to as…

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