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Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0

Published: April 25, 2008   |   Updated: May 17, 2016


Download Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0

Launch the download of the MOF 4.0 core documentation in its entirety.

Launch the download of Getting Started with MOF 4.0: An Implementation Guide. 

Updated! Launch the download of the MOF Quick Start Kit for IT pros.

About Microsoft Operations Framework

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.

What’s New

Newly Released! Take a look at the latest Microsoft Operations Framework supporting content:

  • Service Management for the Private Cloud

    This white paper will help organizations take advantage of service management principles to maximize benefits of the private cloud. Most of the principles of IT service management (ITSM) apply to the private cloud, with some differences in how they apply. Service level management is more important than ever because of the private cloud’s emphasis on self-service, and the interdependency of its components. Service catalogs also play a big role in a cloud environment because of the importance of letting users know what is available, at what costs, and at what service levels. Apply service management to get several benefits out of the private cloud, such as elasticity, scalability, automation, and reduced time to market. This white paper walks through each case and addresses relevant decisions as applied to the cloud.

    Launch the download of Service Management for the Private Cloud.

MOF Supporting Content

  • MOF Graphics

    This collection of graphics includes the MOF circle, mind maps, and related graphics, enabling you to customize MOF for your organization’s needs.

    Launch the download of MOF graphics.

  • MOF Online Content

    If you prefer to read MOF online, this content provides guidance and best practices to help IT pros create, operate, and support IT services while ensuring that the investment in IT delivers expected business value at an acceptable level of risk. MOF online content includes an introduction to MOF, an in-depth look at MOF guidance for every phase of the IT service lifecycle, as well as additional MOF materials.

    Learn more about MOF online content.

  • MOF Extended Guidance

    These extensions to the MOF 4.0 core content function as practical additions to the IT service lifecycle guidance outlined in the framework. They’re intended to help IT pros and business and technical decision makers align IT and business goals, enabling them to perform IT-related activities effectively and cost-efficiently. MOF extended guidance includes management reviews, companion guides, action plans, and job aids.

    Learn more about MOF Extended Guidance.

  • MOF Technology Library

    The MOF Technology Library provides guidance and best practices to help IT pros better understand how to use MOF with Microsoft technologies. The first component of the library is a new series of Reliability Workbooks. These resources provide the knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep technologies running smoothly so IT can deliver the services an organization expects.

    Learn more about the MOF Technology Library.

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Solution Accelerators are authoritative resources that help IT pros plan, deliver, operate, and manage IT systems that address real-world scenarios. Solution Accelerators provide free, prescriptive guidance and automation to accelerate cross-product integration, core infrastructure development, and other enhancements.

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  • Communication and collaboration
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  • Operations and management