A wise man once said your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning and he was not wrong. The ability for any company to listen to feedback and more importantly respond appropriately is key to on-going improvement.

Back in January Silect released the v1 of MP Author. This *free* tool allows all users of System Center to be able to author management pack using simple and intuitive workflows and I am pleased to say that Silect have followed up this initial release with the release of MP Author SP1.

The SP1 update addresses key customer feedback and highlights the commitment made by Silect to serve the System Center MP Authoring community.

The SP1 update also provides direct integration with MP Studio v5.2, Silect’s MP Lifecycle management tool that everyone writing and managing MPs through their lifecycle should check out!

If you have not already done so, navigate to http://www.silect.com/content/mp-author-free-download-form to download MP Author SP1 now. (Those customers already registered and using MP Author will be emailed with instructions on how to obtain SP1)

Daniel Savage

Principal Program Manager – System Center

Microsoft Management Pack Wiki : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx