Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0
Published: April 25, 2008 | Updated: July 12, 2012
Download Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0
About Microsoft Operations Framework
Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 delivers practical guidance for everyday IT practices and activities, helping users establish and implement reliable, cost-effective IT services. It encompasses the entire IT lifecycle by integrating:
- Community-generated processes for planning, delivering, operating, and managing IT.
- Governance, risk, and compliance activities.
- Management reviews.
- Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) best practices.
Newly Released! Take a look at the latest Microsoft Operations Framework supporting content:
- New! MOF and the Private Cloud
You’ve created a private cloud, and everything seems to be up and running. But, how do you know it’s running well and that you’re getting the most out of your investment? This guide will show you how to manage and operate a private cloud so that you can maximize its benefits.
- Service Management for the Private Cloud
This white paper will help organizations take advantage of service management principles to maximize benefits of the private cloud. Most of the principles of IT service management (ITSM) apply to the private cloud, with some differences in how they apply. Service level management is more important than ever because of the private cloud’s emphasis on self-service, and the interdependency of its components. Service catalogs also play a big role in a cloud environment because of the importance of letting users know what is available, at what costs, and at what service levels. Apply service management to get several benefits out of the private cloud, such as elasticity, scalability, automation, and reduced time to market. This white paper walks through each case and addresses relevant decisions as applied to the cloud.
MOF Supporting Content
- MOF Graphics
This collection of graphics includes the MOF circle, mind maps, and related graphics, enabling you to customize MOF for your organization’s needs.
- MOF Online Content
If you prefer to read MOF online, this content provides guidance and best practices to help IT pros create, operate, and support IT services while ensuring that the investment in IT delivers expected business value at an acceptable level of risk. MOF online content includes an introduction to MOF, an in-depth look at MOF guidance for every phase of the IT service lifecycle, as well as additional MOF materials.
- MOF Extended Guidance
These extensions to the MOF 4.0 core content function as practical additions to the IT service lifecycle guidance outlined in the framework. They’re intended to help IT pros and business and technical decision makers align IT and business goals, enabling them to perform IT-related activities effectively and cost-efficiently. MOF extended guidance includes management reviews, companion guides, action plans, and job aids.
- MOF Technology Library
The MOF Technology Library provides guidance and best practices to help IT pros better understand how to use MOF with Microsoft technologies. The first component of the library is a new series of Reliability Workbooks. These resources provide the knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep technologies running smoothly so IT can deliver the services an organization expects.
- MOF 3.0 Archive
While MOF 4.0 supersedes the previous version in comprehensiveness and relevance, the MOF 3.0 archives are available for those users acquainted with this release and interested in specific reference points.
Join the Beta
Microsoft Operations Framework supporting content guidance documents may be available as beta releases on the Connect Web site. These are open beta downloads.
To join the Microsoft Operations Framework Beta, follow these steps:
- Visit the Microsoft Connect Web site at https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=1880&InvitationID=MOFH-TMBV-G4GW&SiteID=14
- Sign in using a valid Windows Live ID to continue to the Invitations page.
- 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 doesn’t work for you, copy and paste the link into the Web browser address bar.
Send your comments or questions about Microsoft Operations Framework to MOFpm@microsoft.com.
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