The foundations of all the processes, techniques, and reviews offered in this section are based on the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). MOF provides IT operations standards and specific guidance that is directly applicable to customers using Microsoft technologies within their environments. MOF was designed to complement the well-established Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) for solution and application development. Together, the combined frameworks provide guidance throughout the IT life cycle.

This section of the documentation provides a brief summary and overview of MOF and two models it supports: the Process Model, and the Team Model. It introduces concepts, and provides descriptions of both models, and then details how the two models can be used together most effectively.

Although this documentation provides some details concerning MOF, it should not be considered complete. For more information about MOF, see the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).