The Visio 2007 Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 combines the strengths of two applications widely used in enterprise IT to simplify the creation of customized graphical dashboards showing the health of an environment. Examples of such diagrams include showing objects by geography overlaid on a map, by location in a datacenter or building, by role in a logical view of an application or by topology for complex distributed applications such as Exchange or Active Directory.
Update (Nov. 9, 2011): The add-in is now available as an attachment to this post. The documentation is at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee342533.aspx.
New features for this release include:
The Visio Add-in has the following features:
To get your imagination going, here are some sample ideas for dashboards created in Visio and linked to Operations Manager using this add-in: