This guide assumes that the reader is familiar with the content, intent, background, and fundamental concepts of the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF), the MOF service management functions (SMFs), as well as the Microsoft technologies discussed.

Detailed information about the concepts and principles of MOF and its companion, the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF), is contained in technical papers available at Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). Information about the operations management reviews (OMRs) and SMFs defined within MOF is also available at the same link.