Released: MOM 2005 Release Candidate
The eagerly anticipated MOM 2005 Release Candidate has been released in English, German, Japanese and French.
Updated: Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack
With the release of Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1, the Exchange team has updated the Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack to take advantage of the enhancements from the Service Pack. These updates include:
Updated: Management Pack Catalog
The Management Pack Catalog has been available for several years and has been a popular feature on the MOM web site. However, it’s always existed as a static ASP page containing a few dozen entries. This release is a significant step forward for the catalog as it is based on a SQL Server-based data source hosted on Microsoft.com. This new implementation harnesses the power of SQL and delivers custom views to customers. The page is entirely dynamic, and adds more robust searching and filtering. The Catalog now contains 117 product entries (from its original size of 45 products) with descriptions and links to download or purchase each.
TechNet Webcast: Extending MOM 2005 using Microsoft Connector Framework (MCF) and the MOM 2005 SDK - Level 300
In enterprise management it is often challenging to integrate products and process to best fit the needs of operations and the business. This session walks through the development of product connectors using the Microsoft Operations Management (MOM) 2005 connector framework (MCF) web service that bi-directionally connects, links or integrates MOM alerts and discovery data collected through management packs. This presentation will also detail many of the top scenarios around programmatically accessing MOM operational and configuration data through the new MOM 2005 class library, including resolving open alerts and creating computer groups.
Available: Forrester Research Studies on MOM 2000 SP1 ROI
Forrester Research conducted studies to examine the financial impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises might realize by deploying MOM 2000 SP1. Forrester interviewed existing MOM 2000 SP1 customers to examine the specific costs, savings and benefits, as well as risk elements incurred to determine the Total Economic Impact (TEI) of deploying MOM 2000 SP1.