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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Job Aids released

    As I mentioned in an earlier post , the recently released Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) v.4 is extraordinarily helpful from a practical standpoint in running your IT organization. I'm glad to see that they just released the job aids and templates that accompany the documentation available with...
  • Blog Post: Bridging from MOF Guidance to Microsoft Products

    From an outside perspective, you might think that the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) is explicitly tied to Microsoft Products.  It is not.  MOF was specifically designed to be technology agnostic, and address the operational, people, and process aspects of effectively running IT services...
  • Blog Post: MOF licensed under Creative Commons

    I know this has been in the works for a while, but I see over on the MOF blog that Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.  From the post: One of the first things people realize when looking at implementing a service management framework...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 3.0 Released!

    Download it here . "But Sean" you may ask yourself.... "didn't you just post that version 4 had been released? What's the deal?" Yes, Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 was just released. A representation of the two models (version 3.0 and 4.0) are as follows (3.0 is the first one) Besides the obvious...
  • Blog Post: Beta Announcement - Solution Accelerators for Compliance Management

    It has been too long since I posted about the latest Solution Accelerators from my favorite team at Microsoft (er… the Solution Accelerator team).  I have a couple of posts queued up in my head that I’ll write as soon as I have the time. In any case, this announcement is time-sensitive, so I wanted...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Quick Start Kits Released

    I just got the following from the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) team, and wanted to share: The MOF team is pleased to present the MOF Quick Start Kits. Complete with ready-to-use graphics and comprehensive presentation decks, the Quick Start Kits allow you to add to any presentation with ease...
  • Blog Post: Operate IT like a pro

    I have been agonizing over this post for the last week and a half. I do my best in this blog to not post entries designed just to make me look smarter... I hope that you can use these posts to make your life easier, do your job better, and maybe have some more time to spend with the kiddoes. This particular...