This guide describes how to create applications that are easier to manage. When used alongside the associated code artifacts, this guide should help dramatically simplify the process of creating manageable applications, and therefore reduce the costs associated with application operations.

This guide is designed for people involved in designing, developing, testing, deploying, and operating business applications. These include people in the following roles:

  • Solutions architects
  • Infrastructure architects
  • Developers
  • Senior operators

People in each role are likely to use the guide in different ways; different sections are suitable for different roles.

The Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool is a productivity tool that helps architects and system designers to generate models of an application that contribute to minimized TCO. These models include configuration, instrumentation, health, and performance information. The Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool also assists developers to implement the required instrumentation, and create management packs for monitoring systems such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007.

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