Today I posted the 2nd of 2 short screencasts on using the Visual Studio Management Model Designer (VSMMD).

The first screencast shows how you can use the tool to design a management model. The second screencast shows how you can use the model to generate implementation code.

Our first big test for customers is in 12 days time when we present a new version of my Design for Operations workshop. The workshop covers the entire end-to-end lifecycle of building a manageable application, from concepts, model design, instrumentation, handling configuration via group policy and WMI and providing a administration surface using Windows PowerShell and MMC. Finally, this accumulates in a System Center Operations Manager Management Pack being constructed.

Many of the sessions this time around are being presented by some superstars from the product teams - this I am very much looking forward to as its always good to hear things form the horses mouth so to speak.

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