Basically it means it will replace VAT (Visio Authoring Tool) which won’t be recommended anymore nor supported. I don’t regret it since VAT wasn’t a good tool at all. It forced me to use other MP authoring tooling, so I am happy about the demise of it.
The new tool looks very promising and resembles the previous SCOM 2007 MP Authoring tool somewhat. You can download the tool from here (after some registration). Again, the tool is FREE so don’t let this screen fool you after you have filled out the form:
Simply click on No Thanks. This will bring you back to the main screen where you started. But now you’ve received an e-mail message containing the download link for the tool.
Download it, install it and use it. Already Stefan Stranger and Kevin Holman blogged about these two steps in more detail so no need to repeat myself:
- Stefan Stranger:
- Kevin Holman:
Happy MP authoring!