And now the guides have evolved to such a stage that an update to that guide is enough reason for Microsoft to update the related MP, even when not that much has changed to the MP itself!
Believe it or not, but this is really great! Because the real power of SCOM (R2) is found in the MPs. And in order to unleash and CONTROL the full power of those very same MPs the related guides are VERY VERY important.
That’s why I always emphasize on RTFM:
- RTFM BEFORE implementing ANY MP,
- RTFM DURING the implementation of ANY MP,
- RTFM AFTER the MP has been implemented.
Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of the Exchange 2007 MP for SCOM R2 (version 6.0.6702.0), found here. And when one reads the related guide, this is to be found in the section ‘Changes in This Update’, page 8:
As you can see, the guides are not only getting way much better are also getting more and more important. A great development it is.