Just wanted to post this management pack authoring link list for easy reference.  I’ll add new authoring posts to this list when they become available.

·        How to create a computer group
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/04/28/how-to-create-a-computer-group-in-the-r2-authoring-console.aspx

·        How to create an instance group
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/05/08/how-to-create-an-instance-group-in-the-r2-authoring-console.aspx

·        How to create a computer group based on properties of any class
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/07/22/how-to-create-a-group-of-windows-computers-based-on-a-discovered-property-of-virtually-any-class.aspx

·        Alert parameter troubleshooting
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/03/06/alert-parameter-replacement-failure-alert.aspx

·        Add data warehouse write action to a collection rule for reporting
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2011/01/07/tcp-port-connection-time-report.aspx

·        Generate an alert from a script-based rule
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/05/25/how-to-generate-an-alert-directly-from-a-script-based-rule.aspx

·        Collect performance data with custom data source
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/12/02/trending-growth-where-there-is-no-registered-data-source.aspx

·        Discovery mapper correlates to alert source
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/06/18/why-does-source-not-show-me-the-computer-name-that-generated-the-alert.aspx

·        Windows event data deep dive
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/05/15/data-context-dataitem-eventdata-dataitem-eventdata-data.aspx

·        Query a database and use results in a monitor (example 1)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2009/12/20/monitor-the-operations-database-grooming-procedure.aspx

·        Query a database and use results in a monitor (example 2)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2008/11/12/monitor-default-management-pack.aspx

·        Seal a management pack
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2008/08/19/seal-a-management-pack.aspx