Yesterday, we RTM’d MOM 2005. See below for more information, including code availability dates.

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 has Released to Manufacturing. Code Availability is:

General availability is expected the first week of October 2004

A MOM 2005 Evaluation Edition will be available shortly (approx. one week)

Volume Licensing kit availability is expected the first week of October 2004

MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition will be available in approximately one week for purchase and download online. No evaluation kits of the Workgroup edition will be produced.

The Evaluation Edition is fully upgradeable to the RTM code so if you need the code, it is recommended that you get the eval version.

Here are some useful links:

Now Released: MOM 2005

MOM 2005 and MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition have released to manufacturing. Be the first to learn how you can benefit from the many improvements and gain the knowledge to avoid the avoidable.

<http://www.microsoft.com/mom/default.mspx>

Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Product Overview

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 helps provide you with the knowledge to avoid the avoidablereducing the complexity associated with managing today's IT infrastructure environment and lowering the cost of operations. MOM 2005a key component of the Dynamic Systems Initiativeprovides manageability as part of the design and implementation of Windows Server System technologies. By delivering operational knowledge and subject expertise directly from the application developers, MOM 2005 helps simplify identification of issues, streamlines the process for determining the root cause of the problem, and facilitates quick resolution to restore services and to prevent potential IT problems. MOM 2005 helps businesses avoid common IT service woes, for example:

"My application doesn't work!"

With MOM 2005 and the SQL Server 2000 Management Pack, potential database issues can be discovered quickly, allowing administrators to fix the issue before the user encounters a problem.

 

"My email takes forever!"

With MOM 2005 and the Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack, you can use synthetic transactions to monitor the latency experienced by Outlook, Outlook Web Access, Outlook Mobile Access, and Exchange ActiveSync technology. You can generate warning alerts when the latency is over a predetermined threshold, allowing administrators to address potential issues before they become reality.

 

"I can't log on!"

With MOM 2005 and the Active Directory Management Pack, each Active Directory Domain Controller can be monitored to help ensure that tasks are configured correctly, site replication is occurring within reasonable thresholds, and end-to-end replication is occurring within service level agreements, reducing the number of logon failures.

 

In short, MOM 2005 delivers enterprise-class operations management to improve the efficiency of IT operations. Now you can spend less time managing crises and more time delivering new services to your business.

<http://www.microsoft.com/mom/evaluation/overview/default.mspx>

Edition Comparison of MOM 2005 and MOM 2005 Workgroup

Published: August 25, 2004

Whether your IT monitoring and reporting needs are straightforward or complex or your server infrastructure is large or small, MOM 2005 and MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition provide you with the tools you need to avoid the avoidable IT issues.

<http://www.microsoft.com/mom/evaluation/editions/default.mspx>

What's New in Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

Published: August 25, 2004

Building on the success of MOM 2000, MOM 2005 has made significant strides in improving ease of use, implementation, performance, scalability, management pack knowledge, and time to value.

<http://www.microsoft.com/mom/evaluation/whatsnew/default.mspx>

MOM 2005 Frequently Asked Questions

<http://www.microsoft.com/mom/evaluation/faqs/default.mspx>

MOM 2005 Overview Demo

This demonstration describes how MOM 2005 helps you identify IT health issues, improve IT efficiency, and create reports that reflect your performance and service level achievements.

<http://www.microsoft.com/mom/evaluation/demo/mom2k5.mspx>