The MOF team is pleased to announce the beta release of the MOF 4.0 Foundation Course.

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

This training course is intended primarily for those who deliver service management-focused training. It’s also designed to supplement existing materials utilized by those in the greater training community. These materials will help instructors teach IT pros how to think about system integration and dependencies, and will add value to a range of technical training courses.

The course is designed to introduce participants to the three phases of the MOF lifecycle—Plan, Deliver, and Operate—and the Manage Layer. It also covers the Service Management Functions (SMFs) and Management Reviews within each phase. The course provides a foundation for participants to begin leveraging service management concepts with Microsoft products and technologies.

Take an early look at the MOF 4.0 Foundation Course, and use this opportunity to provide feedback and influence its development. Download the beta materials on Microsoft Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=10313&SiteID=14.

Tell us what you think! Send constructive and honest feedback to the MOF team at MOF@microsoft.com. We’d like you to consider the following areas:

· Did this training cover all the topics you expected to be covered in a foundation-level course?

· Is the information offered at the appropriate level for a foundation course?

· Does the instructor guide offer enough background information so that you can effectively deliver the course?

· Is there other MOF training you would like to see?

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.

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