As you probably already know, SCOM 2007 is nearing release. RC1 is imminent and Beta 2 is already public.
The key features of the new product are:
- End-to-End Service Monitoring
- Self Tuning Thresholds
- Powerful Knowledge Base
- Context Sensitive Operator Console
- Security Enhancements
- Imporved Reliability and Scalability
- Much Improved Reporting Engine
And a lot more. Visit the SCOM 2007 website for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/mom/evaluation/beta/opsmgroverview.mspx
I've been using the product and am very impressed.
The ISA Management Pack has now been updated to support ISA 2006.
From the MS Website:
The ISA Server Management Pack monitors ISA Server events and alerts for all ISA Server versions (2000, 2004 and 2006). With detailed alert information you can quickly identify and troubleshoot ISA Server issues, minimizing time-to-resolution when problems occur. Collect and analyze performance trends and metrics. Performance information allows you to manage bottlenecks, identify capacity requirements, and proactively manage your ISA Server configuration to resolve issues before problems occur.
You can download the new MP here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F6515332-E72F-4860-AF02-983A95501452&displaylang=en
The MRAS Management Pack has been re-released after some bug fixes and additions.
It can be downloaded from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8A61D369-B785-4550-BDE8-84E734EC5E40&displaylang=en