Microsoft Announces Microsoft Operations Manager 2004

LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2003 — Today at the second annual Microsoft Management Summit, Microsoft Corp. announced Microsoft® Operations Manager 2004 (MOM 2004), the next version of the comprehensive event and performance management solution for Windows® based servers and applications.

MOM 2004 builds on the company’s continued investment to make Windows the best-managed platform with the lowest total cost of ownership for enterprise customers requesting a solution that is easy to deploy and use, and that provides strong knowledge of the services and applications in the IT environment. MOM 2004 will enhance the existing MOM solution in many areas, reducing the time it takes to deploy and configure MOM, and improving the operator experience to meet the needs of the broadest range of customers. MOM 2004 will contain many customer-requested features including auto-alert resolution, state monitoring, topological views, an intuitive task-based operator console, broader management pack support and state-of-the-art reporting.

“MOM 2004 is a direct result of our customers’ feedback. We have heard that customers need a solution that will provide a fast return on investment by delivering stellar operations management easily and quickly,”
said Kirill Tatarinov, corporate vice president of the Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft.
“Microsoft Operations Manager 2004 will build on the success of MOM 2000, providing a solution that delivers on Microsoft’s knowledge of Windows-based applications thus providing administrators with direct, proactive management for enterprises of all sizes.”

Key features of Microsoft Operations Manager 2004 include these:

  • Intuitive operation. A new operator console integrates alert views, context-sensitive diagnostics, topology views and reporting, allowing MOM to alert operators to trouble and advise on or take appropriate action. The all-new, state-of-the-art reporting engine will allow operators to trace performance, identify patterns, analyze trends and pinpoint issues directly from the operator console, while publication/subscribe support allows reports to be generated and sent to key individuals and applications around the enterprise.

  • Rapid deployment. MOM 2004 will include a number of configuration and automations options that reduce full deployment and configuration time from days to hours, providing customers with an immediate return on investment.

  • Improved management packs knowledge. MOM 2004 will include an extensive range of new knowledge for the management packs. The new management packs will be fully language-neutral, providing instance-aware monitoring, cluster support, state-based monitoring and a range of prebuilt reports, tasks, views, support advice and diagnostics.

Immediate Manageability

Microsoft Operations Manager 2004 will provide event and performance intelligence to manage and monitor Windows-based servers out of the box, and will be easily customizable to meet a business’s changing needs. New and improved management packs will provide extended knowledge for managing the Windows Server 2003 platform, including Active Directory® and the .NET Framework, and a full range of Windows-based applications including Exchange Server, BizTalk®
Server and Microsoft SQL Server (TM) .

An enterprise-class operations management offering, MOM provides a complementary solution for both Microsoft and third-party management products. Microsoft Operations Manager complements Microsoft Systems Management Server, a change and configuration solution, and Application Center 2000, a tool to simplify management and deployment of Web-based applications.

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