Monday, April 27, 2009

Open Beta for MOF Companion Guide— Now Available for Download

Open Beta for MOF Companion Guide— Now Available for Download
Planning for ISO/IEC 20000: A MOF Companion Guide
The Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) team is extending the MOF 4.0 core content with the release of additional MOF companion guides. We’re pleased to announce the beta of the latest guide, Planning for ISO/IEC 20000. Visit the Connect site to download the beta now.
The companion guide will allow IT management staff and service providers to understand ISO 20000 requirements and assist them in planning for streamlined and efficient implementation using MOF as a navigation tool. The guide enables users to take informed steps toward certification, make cost-reducing process improvements, and increase organizational efficiency and flexibility. Ultimately, the steps outlined in this guide will help an organization meet ISO 20000 requirements and deliver effective IT services.
Tell us what you think! Test drive our beta guide and send us your honest feedback. What are your thoughts on the MOF companion guide? What other scenarios would you like us to address? We appreciate the input and will work to make each guide as helpful and useful as possible.
Tell your peers about MOF 4.0! Please forward this to anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft Operations Framework.
More information about MOF 4.0: Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 delivers practical guidance for everyday IT practices and activities, helping IT professionals establish and implement reliable, cost-effective IT services. It integrates community-generated processes, governance, risk, and compliance activities, management reviews, and Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) best practices. MOF 4.0 is a framework that provides guidance across the IT service lifecycle.
Join the Beta
This is an open beta download. See below for instructions on how to access the beta guide.
To join the MOF Beta, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the MOF Beta at http://connect.microsoft.com.
  2. Sign in using a valid Windows Live ID to continue to the Invitations page.
  3. Scroll down to Microsoft Operations Framework.

If you have not previously registered with Microsoft Connect, you might be required to register before continuing with the invitation process.
If the link in step 1 does not work for you, copy and paste the link into the Web browser address bar.
Related Resources
Check out all the MOF team has to offer! For additional resources, including our latest companion guides and job aids, visit the MOF page on TechNet: http://www.Microsoft.com/mof.
We appreciate your comments and feedback. Please send mail to MOF@microsoft.com.
Already using MOF 4.0? We’d like to hear about your experiences. Send mail to the MOF team: MOF@microsoft.com.

Thanks Bill Chapman for originally posting this.