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Notes from the Ask The Experts Booth

During TechEd EMEA I have been working in the Ask the Expert booth, discussing Operations Manager. There have been some really good questions during the week.

Q: What´s new in Operations Manager 2007 and when will it be released? A: I wrote a post about R2 yesterday, read it here. R2 will be RTM around May/MMS 2009.

Q: Can I monitor multiple forests with Operations Manager? A: Yes you can. The new AD MP supports multiple forests. Andy has a good summarize about the new AD MP here.

Q: Where do I start with Operations Manager 2007? A: If you want to read a book, I recommend this book. If you want to read online, you will find all MSFT documents regarding Operations Manager here. Microsoft have also released a new version of their course, more info here. If you want to download an evaluation copy you can do that here.

Of course there were also a lot of questions about cross platform and monitoring non Microsoft devices with Operations Manager. In this demo Barry Shilmover uses Ops Man to manage an application that is spread across SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Apache, and IIS, hosted on Windows, Solaris, Suse, and Redhat. You can also read about the cross platform extension in this blog post.