It was only today that I was discussing with Andrew Driver - the expert on Management in our team - about the virtues of System Center Operations Manager and how as a software developer you can build you own management packs so that the IT department can monitor and manage your app from one place - just like they do for all their other business applications.

What were the chances that today I would come across an article on developer.com that details how to build management packs for Operations Manager 2007? 

Jeffrey Juday walks you though how to do this in his great article here: http://www.developer.com/design/article.php/3740486