Rory McCaw,  a principal at Infront Consulting, as well as a Microsoft MVP on System Center Management products in general and MOM and Operations Manager 2007 will be delivering this month's TechNet Monthly session on Tuesday, April 17 at the Microsoft  Mississauga office.  This month's topic is End-to-end Service Monitoring with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

Having just returned from delivering extremely popular sessions at the Microsoft Management Summit in San Diego, Rory is perfectly positioned to talk about how OpsMgr 2007 can solve the monitoring challenges faced by many organizations. I asked him to provide a little insight into what he will be talking about, and here is what he sent.

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I am looking forward to the session this Tuesday on End-to-End Monitoring with Operations Manager 2007. The new features and functionality around distributed application monitoring in Ops Mgr 2007 are one of the key improvements to the product that we now have available to us. The benefit with this is the ability to now monitor an application and all of its interdependent component for health. Being able to monitor services and service availability as well as database health are important, but being able to look at these components as a collective group that is representative of all of the parts of your application is where you will see the real value.

The fundamental change that we will see in operations management teams is the ability now to sit down with the application owners to understand how their application works and work together to build a distributed application model that allows the application to be monitored from the start of a connection through to the database committing the transaction and that’s really powerful for organizations. Our customers are now able to see that a network switch or one of five application databases is causing availability issues. This is just one of the many features where companies will see an immediate return from their investment in proactive operations management.

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If you have not yet signed up to attend this month's TechNet Monthly session, do so now by following this link.  It promises to be a really informative session.