MMS 2008 Summary
I'll try to summarize a weeks worth of sessions, labs and meetings in a short entry. Things to look for in the near future. To be sure there were a boat load of other things that happened but these are the things that will be available in the near future.
Notification Testing Tool: Create alerts with specific criteria, where the alert is from, what server, what rule, etc. Release date TBD.
Connectors: It looks like Microsoft is putting some resources behind getting some connectors out the door. Connectors for Operations Manager 2007
Delivered in SP2 Time frame
IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) (beta)
HP OpenView Operations for Unix (beta)
HP OpenView Operations for Windows (beta)
BMC Remedy ARS (not in beta)
The new connectors when released are to support high availability and x64. The connectors will also have easy to configure control panels that are accessible on the windows side, very nice.
Resources: I was in a focus group discussing a new Microsoft Site on a topic which I'm looking forward to working with in the near future. When the site is ready I'll post a link to it.
Cross Platform: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions Beta were introduced at the Microsoft Management Summit 2008.