If you want information on how Microsoft is developing process oriented solutions around the Windows Server platform, this is a great place to start.
“Microsoft Solutions for Management (MSM) help organizations achieve operational excellence through delivering higher service quality, reliability, availability, security, and lower total cost of ownership for Windows environments. MSM’s distinct set of technologies, best practices, and services helps organizations efficiently manage complex, enterprise IT environments.”
These are more great resources to consider. Thanks to a co-worker who pulled this list together recently.
- Security Patch Management
This Solution Accelerator provides prescriptive guidance for efficiently deploying security patches within organizations using Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) or Software Update Services (SUS).
- Business Desktop Deployment
Business Desktop Deployment solution accelerator provides tools and techniques for rapid desktop deployment for deploying Windows XP Professional with Office Professional Edition 2003 and line-of-business applications.
- Windows Server Deployment
This Solution Accelerator provides guidance for efficient deployment of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and Microsoft SMS.
- Service Monitoring and Control
This Solution Accelerator provides the knowledge, tools, and services to monitor services running on the Microsoft platform using MOM.
- Account Management for Windows Server 2003
This integrated Solution Accelerator provides guidance for streamlining user account administration and office location changes.