Here is a couple of resources useful for MP authoring in OpsMgr2007. Its a completely different world when compared to MOM, and ppl do keep asking about this, so here it goes:

1. Authoring Console (now in RC version) has the Authoring Guide with it (you can get it from The system MPs (needed for authoring MPs basing on system MPs) you can get from an installation of OpsMgr 2007 server in %ProgramFiles%\System Center Operations Manager 2007.

2. has some sample MPs and tutorials.

3. has some useful guides on authoring as well.

4. shows how to test scripts in the console

5. Boris blog: goes into details on SCOM SDK.

6. Finally some XML editors: XMLSpy (, MS XML Notepad (, or just Visual Studio. Remember to load the schema to help you with checking validity of your MP: ManagementPackSchema.xsd from the Authoring Console install (by default in: %ProgramFiles%\System Center Operations Manager 2007\MP Schema)

[added] 7. Best practices on MP Authoring in a diagram:

[added2] 8. Pete's guide to runtime scripting in OM07 - part 1: More parts coming. Gr8 stuff, Peter!

[added3] 8. OpsMGr online SDK:

Hope you find it useful.