Beta Management Packs for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta and SharePoint Foundation 2010 beta

If you are testing out the new SharePoint 2010 betas then you may want to look at the beta MPs for them as well. They work with both SP1 and R2.

Details of the improvements to the packs are here which includes the links to the download locations.

The post highlights the fact that they have significantly increased the number of discoveries, classes and monitors but have reduced the rules. But as we all know more does not always mean better. In fact one of Microsoft’s big advertising themes for Windows Server was “Do More With Less”. I would rather have 1 good quality monitor than 10 poor ones. But it looks like they have improved the health monitoring as shown in the screenshots. Significant improvements for large SharePoint installations.

In 2010 you can monitor multiple farms, multiple servers, services, shared services, SharePoint Health Analyzer rules (Which saves you a trip to central admin which also means that System Center Operation Manager console is your one stop shop for all monitoring requirements) and web applications.

In case you were not aware SharePoint Foundation is the new name for Windows SharePoint services. So SharePoint Foundation 2010 is actually WSS v4.0. Note that the new versions of SharePoint are 64 bit only.

The main MP covers

  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • Project Server 2010
  • Search Server 2010

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