The MOF team is pleased to announce the final beta releases in a series of MOF Management Reviews. The beta package will include the remaining three management reviews in the series—Service Alignment, Project Plan Approved, and Policy and Control—as well as the new MOF Service Mapping guide.

Download the beta materials on Microsoft Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=10313&SiteID=14.

The MOF Management Reviews will help organizations ensure that their IT services are on track to deliver expected business value. They offer guidance to help management set goals, evaluate progress, and confirm results.

The MOF Service Mapping guide is intended to introduce the content, structure, development, usage, and benefits of service maps. This guidance will help users better understand and utilize these graphical representations of an IT service that illustrate the various components upon which that service relies.

Take an early look at the MOF Management Reviews, and use this opportunity to provide feedback and influence the development of this series. Download the beta materials on Microsoft Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=15056

Tell us what you think! Please send constructive and honest feedback to the MOF team at MOF@microsoft.com. Are the management reviews useful? Are you satisfied with the level of detail of each review? Are there other considerations you’d like us to address or areas you’d like us to expand upon? Do the service maps fully illustrate the component pieces of an IT service?

Tell your peers about MOF 4.0! Please forward this to anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft Operations Framework.

More information about MOF 4.0: Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 incorporates the core requirements of industry best practices and frameworks into one free, easy-to-understand set of guidance. MOF 4.0 delivers practical guidance for everyday IT practices and activities, helping IT professionals establish and implement reliable, cost-effective IT services. It integrates community-generated processes; governance, risk, and compliance activities; management reviews; and Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) best practices. MOF 4.0 is a framework that provides guidance across the service lifecycle.

Join the MOF Beta: Additional MOF content is periodically available for open beta download. For more information on current beta releases, visit the MOF Connect program page.

Join the Microsoft Operations Framework Beta today: https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=1880&InvitationID=SAMI-HWK9-XB3Y&SiteID=14

Already a member? Bookmark this link for direct access to the beta program: https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=10313&SiteID=14

Related Resources: Check out all the MOF team has to offer! For additional resources, including our latest companion guides, action plans, and case studies, visit the MOF page on TechNet: http://www.microsoft.com/mof.

Already using MOF 4.0? We’d like to hear about your experiences. Send mail to the MOF team: MOF@microsoft.com.