New Community Site for Operations Manager 2007

Launched a couple of weeks ago, the site is a new community resource for Management Pack authors and IT Pros, focusing on MP authoring best practices, but also with featured articles, tutorials, administration content, downloads and more. The content on the site is comprised from multiple Microsoft sources including Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft IT,… Read more

Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0, Simplifying IT Service Management

On Tuesday at the Microsoft Management Summit we presented a breakout session on the new Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0.  It was really exciting to finally be able to show MOF 4.0 off, since we’ve been working on it for the last year.  And today Brad Anderson formally announced the release MOF 4.0 in his MMS… Read more

Customer Needs (and bacon)

It’s a cliché to claim that software product development is driven by customer requirements, but I’ve seen a lot of effort from the System Center team to engage with customers since I joined in August. I’ve actually just returned from a trip to take part in some focus groups to help us understand IT Professional’s… Read more

There Is No “I” in Team But There At Least Needs to Be A Couple of People

Welcome to the new year of System Center blog posts. Scanning the many predictions for 2008 from various analysts, press and bloggers I can’t help but notice the sheer number of references to a staffing crisis in IT.  (I saw this issue play out in detail while working at Business Objects – customer’s projects were stalling… Read more