Our original plan for the MP Authoring Guide was to publish sections on TechNet as they were completed but not make the entire guide available for download until all sections were complete. We had quite a few requests to make the download available immediately though. Apparently, there are quite a few of you out there who prefer to read in Word as opposed to online and even some who prefer to print and read on paper.
In any event, the guide exists for the community so if the community wants it available for download, then who am I to argue? As of last night, the guide is available to download in Word format as part of the complete set of Operations Manager 2007 documentation.
Each time we add a new section to the guide, it will go immediately into the online version on TechNet, and we will publish an update to the downloadable version. The document includes a publish date and a change history, so it should be clear which version you have at any given time.
As always, please send any feedback our way. Making the download available earlier than we originally planned was a direct result of requests from the community, so please keep those comments coming.