We announced the new Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0, and the MOF 4.0 online community. Check out Jeff’s blog post over on the System Center team blog. Here’s an excerpt:
So what’s new? First, where the old MOF talked mainly about operations, the new MOF 4.0 describes the entire IT life cycle, including business planning, project organization can use a common language and a consistent framework for planning and coordinating their activities.The second improvement is to the design of the content. If you’re looking for a way to overhaul your organizations service management practices, then MOF 4.0 provides that comprehensive view that will help you choose where to start. However, if you’re just looking for a best practice around one particular area then MOF 4.0 can help as well, with short (25-page) “service management functions” that can give you ideas on improving a particular function in 20 minutes.