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Historical timeline for Microsoft Operations Network RRS feed

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  • Cleber Marques,

    I see your name on many blogs and answering MANY questions about Microsoft Operations Framework.  I am currently a full-time networking student doing research on this product.  Do you happen to have a history timeline for MOF?  For example, the year it was implemented, possibly your first beta client, and the month/year of advancements or changes since its initiation until now?

    There is so much information about MOF, but not about how and when it really got started other than being a successor of ITIL.  Any information would be appreciated...Thanks!!

    Tara G.

    Monday, September 27, 2010 3:20 AM

Answers

  • Hi Tara G,

     

    MOF is a best practices framework, and since you first version we have many changes, but I don’t remember all this change. So I will try to list some main facts and dates, but as soon as possible I will post more complete list, I am getting help from Microsoft guys. For this first list I have:

     

     

    Year Month Event
    1999 10 Microsoft creates the first version of MOF
    1999 11 Microsoft began collaborating with the ITIL community
    2000    
    2001    
    2002    
    2003 12 Microsoft releases MOF 3.0
    2004 4 Release of Microsoft Operations Framework Changing Quadrant Training
    2004 4 Release of Microsoft Operations Framework Essentials Training
    2004 4 Released MOF Essentials training
    2004 8 Published MOF 3.0 Executive Overview
    2005 2 Documentation MOF 3.0 is updated
    2005 2 Book Trustworthy Computing MOF Case Studies was released
    2005 4 Mapping MOF 3.0 with key security standards
    2005 4 Microsoft enters into an agreement with EXIN to create the exam MOF Foundation
    2005 6 EXIN MOF Foundation exam released
    2005 6 MOF Fundamentals IT Showcase released
    2006 2 Released MOF Continuous Improvement Roadmap
    2006 7 Released Self-Assessment Tool version 2.0
    2007 7 Released the case study University of Kansas Hospital
    2007 7 EXIN MOF Foundation exam tests the 3.0 in a pilot
    2007 9 Microsoft signed a contract with EXIN to create a new exam for the MOF
    2007 10 EXIN releases MOF Foundation 3.0 exam
    2007 12 Preparation of the first documents for the Project Hana
    2008 1 Announced Project Hana Beta 1 (MOF first version 4.0)
    2008 4 Available documents MOF 4.0 beta
    2008 4 Release of the MOF on TechNet forum
    2008 4 MOF 4.0 is officially released
    2008 5 Support material available, Job Aids
    2008 5 Released document repository on MOF 3.0
    2008 7 Microsoft tests pilot exam for MOF Foundation 4.0
    2008 9 G2G3 announces the new version of McKinley training for MOF 4.0
    2008 10 Release of exam MOF Foundation 4.0
    2009 4 Released MOF Companion Guide - Planning for Software-plus-Services
    2009 9 Release of the Cross-Reference ITIL V3 and MOF 4.0 white paper (OGC)
    2010 1 Release of MOF Reliability Workbooks
    2010 2 Release of the MOF Management Reviews documents
    2010 7 Release of MOF Technology Library
    2010 8 Revision of the official documentation to the MOF 4.0

     

     

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

     

    Cleber Marques

    Microsoft MVP & MCT | Charter Member: SCVMM & MDOP
    MOF Brazil Project: Simplifying IT Service Management
    My Blog | MOF.com.br | CleberMarques.com | CanalSystemCenter.com.br

    Monday, September 27, 2010 5:09 PM
  • Hi Tara,

    First, a big thank you to Cleber for the information he provided. That's a very detailed list, and the major version dates he included seem accurate enough. However, there are even more MOF guides than the ones already listed, but rather than add them, I think I'll offer a pointer to where you can find a complete list as well as some good information about MOF: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd320379.aspx

    The real question, I believe, is what do you get from MOF that you don't get from ITIL or other frameworks and methodoligies. For a great answer to that, I would point you to a recent blog post by David Pultorak: http://pultorak.com/blog/?cat=3. This excerpt from David's blog entry will give you an idea of what he has to say: "Even if you completely ignored MOF guidance (which you shouldn’t, because it is readily applicable where other such guidance is not necessarily so), you ignore a fundamental truth at your own peril: MOF provides navigation into Microsoft’s service management assets–the additional guidance, training, solution accelerators, services, and products–that help you implement service management concepts on and with the products and technologies that make up the Microsoft platform."

    Thanks for your interest in MOF.

    Jerry Dyer Senior Program Manager 

    Solution Accelerators   Microsoft Corporation

    T: +1 425.703.3086    M: +1 425.466.5148

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:49 PM

All replies

  • Hi Tara G,

     

    MOF is a best practices framework, and since you first version we have many changes, but I don’t remember all this change. So I will try to list some main facts and dates, but as soon as possible I will post more complete list, I am getting help from Microsoft guys. For this first list I have:

     

     

    Year Month Event
    1999 10 Microsoft creates the first version of MOF
    1999 11 Microsoft began collaborating with the ITIL community
    2000    
    2001    
    2002    
    2003 12 Microsoft releases MOF 3.0
    2004 4 Release of Microsoft Operations Framework Changing Quadrant Training
    2004 4 Release of Microsoft Operations Framework Essentials Training
    2004 4 Released MOF Essentials training
    2004 8 Published MOF 3.0 Executive Overview
    2005 2 Documentation MOF 3.0 is updated
    2005 2 Book Trustworthy Computing MOF Case Studies was released
    2005 4 Mapping MOF 3.0 with key security standards
    2005 4 Microsoft enters into an agreement with EXIN to create the exam MOF Foundation
    2005 6 EXIN MOF Foundation exam released
    2005 6 MOF Fundamentals IT Showcase released
    2006 2 Released MOF Continuous Improvement Roadmap
    2006 7 Released Self-Assessment Tool version 2.0
    2007 7 Released the case study University of Kansas Hospital
    2007 7 EXIN MOF Foundation exam tests the 3.0 in a pilot
    2007 9 Microsoft signed a contract with EXIN to create a new exam for the MOF
    2007 10 EXIN releases MOF Foundation 3.0 exam
    2007 12 Preparation of the first documents for the Project Hana
    2008 1 Announced Project Hana Beta 1 (MOF first version 4.0)
    2008 4 Available documents MOF 4.0 beta
    2008 4 Release of the MOF on TechNet forum
    2008 4 MOF 4.0 is officially released
    2008 5 Support material available, Job Aids
    2008 5 Released document repository on MOF 3.0
    2008 7 Microsoft tests pilot exam for MOF Foundation 4.0
    2008 9 G2G3 announces the new version of McKinley training for MOF 4.0
    2008 10 Release of exam MOF Foundation 4.0
    2009 4 Released MOF Companion Guide - Planning for Software-plus-Services
    2009 9 Release of the Cross-Reference ITIL V3 and MOF 4.0 white paper (OGC)
    2010 1 Release of MOF Reliability Workbooks
    2010 2 Release of the MOF Management Reviews documents
    2010 7 Release of MOF Technology Library
    2010 8 Revision of the official documentation to the MOF 4.0

     

     

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

     

    Cleber Marques

    Microsoft MVP & MCT | Charter Member: SCVMM & MDOP
    MOF Brazil Project: Simplifying IT Service Management
    My Blog | MOF.com.br | CleberMarques.com | CanalSystemCenter.com.br

    Monday, September 27, 2010 5:09 PM
  • Hi Tara,

    First, a big thank you to Cleber for the information he provided. That's a very detailed list, and the major version dates he included seem accurate enough. However, there are even more MOF guides than the ones already listed, but rather than add them, I think I'll offer a pointer to where you can find a complete list as well as some good information about MOF: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd320379.aspx

    The real question, I believe, is what do you get from MOF that you don't get from ITIL or other frameworks and methodoligies. For a great answer to that, I would point you to a recent blog post by David Pultorak: http://pultorak.com/blog/?cat=3. This excerpt from David's blog entry will give you an idea of what he has to say: "Even if you completely ignored MOF guidance (which you shouldn’t, because it is readily applicable where other such guidance is not necessarily so), you ignore a fundamental truth at your own peril: MOF provides navigation into Microsoft’s service management assets–the additional guidance, training, solution accelerators, services, and products–that help you implement service management concepts on and with the products and technologies that make up the Microsoft platform."

    Thanks for your interest in MOF.

    Jerry Dyer Senior Program Manager 

    Solution Accelerators   Microsoft Corporation

    T: +1 425.703.3086    M: +1 425.466.5148

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:49 PM