Subscribers to the Directions On Microsoft newsletters ( will find an overview of the SML Platform in the October 2006 issue.

The teaser/summary for this article states:

  • "A multivendor systems management technology called the Service Modeling Language (SML) could play a central role in Microsoft's efforts to improve configuration and monitoring of its products"

The article suggests that management software vendors and integrators should track development of the SML [language] Specification and Common Model Library, and cautions that this effort "....could simplify enterprise systems management...".

The article, titled "Management Model Roadmap" can be previewed using the portal's search tool.

- mark