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Microsoft Operations Framework Self-Assessment Tool 2.0: Frequently Asked Questions

Published: September 14, 2006

 

Download this Solution Accelerator

Primary Audience

Secondary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content provider

IT Pro

TDM

1-optional

2-required

1.   To announce status changes for an accelerator

2.   To provide a highly visible link to the download at top of page

Project team*

Part 1 (optional). This section should be present when a new version of an accelerator is available, or when the accelerator has been replaced by a new content in a different accelerator (e.g. WSSRA to IPD). It should also contain announcements when an accelerator is no longer available for download, or beta launch announcements.

Part 2 (required). This section should contain a single sentence with a link to the download.

 

Suggested Format:

Part 1: Normal text paragraphs for important notices

Part 2: Click here for [Accelerator Title].

About This Solution Accelerator

Primary Audience

Secondary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content Provider

TDM

BDM

Required

To provide a high level summary of the solution accelerator that would be useful for decision makers.

SAT PdM

This section should contain the following:

  • What problem space the solution accelerator addresses
  • A brief description of the solution provided
  • What is the benefit to the organization
  • What is the benefit to the IT Pro

 

Suggested Format:

One or two paragraphs that occupy no more than the top third of the rendered web page.

Included in the Download

Primary Audience

Secondary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content Provider

IT Pro

TDM

Required

To let the reader know what the download package contains.

Project team

This section should contain a list of what is provided in the download package for the accelerator.

The content in this section is created by the SAT publishing tool, using BOM information contained in the SAT Project Catalog.

 

Suggested Format:

The [Solution Accelerator Title] includes the following components (see Readme template for examples of part name with one line descriptions)

  • [Item Filename and Brief Description]
  • [Item Filename and Brief Description]
  • [Item Filename and Brief Description]

In More Detail

Primary Audience

Secondary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content Provider

IT Pro

TDM

required

To describe in more detail what the solution accelerator provides.

Project team

This section should contain enough information about the solution accelerator that an IT Pro or TDM could understand the scope of topics covered by the guidance, and/or the scope of features covered by the tool(s).

 

Suggested Format:

  • If this is the landing page for a single guide, provide one or two sentences about each chapter.
  • If this is the landing page for a series of guides, provide one or two sentences about each guide.
  • If the SA consists primarily of a tool, provide a description of the usage, with diagrams if needed.

Related Resources

Primary Audience

Secondary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content Provider

IT Pro

TDM

required

To provide links to other SAT and Microsoft content.

Project team

This section should contain links to other accelerators in the suite(s), as well as to the suite page. It should also provide links to any sites or pages that are part of marketing campaigns that include the accelerator. Optionally, one could add links to other MS-sponsored campaigns related to the accelerator.

 

Suggested Format:

TBD.

Community and Feedback

Primary Audience

Secondary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content Provider

IT Pro

TDM

required

To provide links to community sites and to feedback mail.

Project team

This section should contain links to SAT- or MS-sponsored blogs, forums and other community sites, and links that open an email message to a feedback email address. This is also a place where one could add links to register to join an accelerator-specific newsletter.

 

Suggested Format:

TBD

 

About Solution Accelerators

Primary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content Provider

IT Pro, TDM, or BDM

required

To provide general information about Solution Accelerators.

SAT virtual marketing team

This section should contain an explanation of what SAT is and provides, and a link to sign up for solution accelerator notifications.

 

Suggested Format:

Solution Accelerators are authoritative resources that help IT pros plan, deliver, operate, and manage IT systems that address real-world scenarios. Solution Accelerators provide free, prescriptive guidance and automation to accelerate cross-product integration, core infrastructure development, and other enhancements.

Register to receive the Solution Accelerator Notifications newsletter so that you can stay informed about new Solution Accelerator releases and updates. The newsletter covers such areas of interest as

  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Security, Data Protection, & Recovery
  • Deployment
  • Operations & Management

Download This Accelerator

Primary Audience

Secondary Audience

Required / Optional

Purpose

Content Provider

IT Pro

TDM

required

To provide a highly visible link to the download at the bottom of the page.

Project team*

This section should contain a single sentence with a link to the download.

*The content in this section will eventually be provided by the SAT publishing tool, using title and download link information contained in the SAT Project Catalog.

 

Suggested Format:

Click here for [Accelerator Title].

 

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