Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 Program beta Invitation


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If interested in the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 beta review program. The MOF team is extending the MOF 4.0 core content with new guides, action plans, and supporting content. These resources apply MOF to specific scenarios and challenges faced by IT pros-making MOF’s guidance even more practical and usable.


Included in the beta package:

Portfolio Management Review
Release Readiness Management Review
Operational Health Management Review

The MOF Management Reviews will help organizations ensure that their IT services are on track to deliver expected business value. The first releases in this series-Portfolio, Release Readiness, and Operational Health-offer guidance to help management set goals, evaluate progress, and confirm results.

These extensions of MOF core content function as management controls, providing a deeper level of insight to the reviews already identified throughout the IT service lifecycle. Since the lifecycle phases have distinct objectives, each management review involves different stakeholders, decisions, and data. Each document identifies scope, decisions, and focus areas, and includes considerations for planning and preparation, conducting a review, and analyzing and acting upon the review, as well as a summary checklist. Using the MOF Management Reviews will help you to effectively assess the state of organizational activities and their status and will result in improved processes and goal achievement.

Tell us what you think! Preview these beta materials, and provide us with your feedback. Are the management reviews useful? Are you satisfied with the level of detail of each review? Are there other considerations you’d like us to address or areas you’d like us to expand upon? We appreciate your comments, and we’ll work to make each resource as helpful and useful as possible. Please send your feedback to the MOF team at


Download new releases. The MOF team is continuously releasing fresh, relevant content.

Download – MOF Reliability Workbooks
Download – Getting Started with MOF 4.0: An Implementation Guide
Download – MOF Action Plan: Release Readiness for Windows 7
Download – Cross Reference ITIL® V3 and MOF 4.0
Download – Using MOF for ISO/IEC 20000
Download – MOF to COBIT/Val IT Comparison and Cross-Implementation Guide
Download – MOF Action Plan-Redistributing the Workload

To keep current with new releases and other updates from the MOF team, please subscribe to the newsfeed on the MOF home page:

Share MOF 4.0 with your peers! Please share the Beta invitation link with anyone who wants to help influence the development of new MOF content:

Other MOF Resources:

MOF 4.0 Home Page on
IT Pro Quick-Start Kit
Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 Documentation
MOF 4.0 Online Forum
Microsoft Solution Accelerators Online Services Suite

About MOF

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.

MSF and MOF provide a killer framework for delivering projects on time, on budget, that are supportable by the client… Remember when using any framework to only use the pieces you need, you may never use all of MSF or MOF in any single organization or groups of projects, but pick the pieces necessary for your success…





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