Fresh MOF beta materials ready for download on Microsoft Connect!

Our latest collection of beta releases are now available for download. We hope you’ll take the time to preview and provide feedback on these new materials.   These materials will provide organizations with the resources to apply MOF guidance to Microsoft products and technologies. This collection of workbooks, diagrams, and companion guides will help IT…

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Getting Started with MOF Released to Web

Thanks in part to your participation at every stage of its development, a new MOF implementation guide is now available for download. The Getting Started with MOF 4.0 guide is the first step to a more efficient MOF implementation. The guide provides role-and situation-specific guidance, focused on helping users understand where to apply MOF and…

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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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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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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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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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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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We now resume our regularly scheduled broadcasts

I wanted to apologize for the perhaps disturbing lack of posts over the previous several weeks, but I’m afraid being a new father took more out of me than I would have believed possible.  That said, work has continued apace and I would like to continue sharing some of our output and development decisions with…

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Temporary Interruption to the Regularly Scheduled Broadcast

Since I had promised a quick follow-up posting to the Operations and Support blog from last week, I wanted to explain my lack of postings.  Earlier this week, my wife gave birth to our first child and as a consequence I am currently occupied with adapting to my new home life.  Please don’t think the blog…

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