At MMS 2012, Baelson Duque and I presented our new management pack authoring tools. Visio Management Pack Designer allows you to create a complete management pack using nothing more than Visio. Visual Studio Authoring Extensions provides a professional management pack development environment in Visual Studio. Response to the sessions was great, and people having been chomping at the bit to get their hands on them.
We had expected the tools to be available by now but have run into some delays in the process of making them available for download. I’m as frustrated as anyone else, as I can’t wait for people to get their hands on these tools so they can access the samples and content I’m putting out there and we can start getting some good feedback and collaboration.
The teams are in daily contact to get these tools out. I apologize that we don’t have an exact release date yet, but we are expecting them soon. I will absolutely have a post here the moment they are available.