Microsoft's strategy for delivering the Dynamic Systems Initiative is to leverage and extend existing management solutions to take advantage of the model-based approach to systems management. Visual Studio 2005 Team System and MOM 2005 with management packs are great examples of products that deliver on the DSI vision today. With these investments and those planned for the future in products such as SMS and other System Center products, the Dynamic Systems Initiative clearly signals Microsoft's long-term commitment to reducing complexity across the IT lifecycle and making it possible for IT professionals to deliver greater value to their businesses.
Looking toward the future, Microsoft is working to develop products and enable solutions that will unleash the potential of SDM to simplify and automate information technology. Microsoft will both deliver and enable a new breed of application development tools that make it easier for companies to leverage the Design for Operations methodology. Windows and supporting applications and services will evolve to manage distributed resources across a data center, provide users with dynamic system-level views of their environments, and offer new core services targeted at simplifying the deployment and operations of distributed systems. Windows Server System applications, including SQL Server, Exchange Server, and BizTalk Server, will support SDM to deliver a greater set of management capabilities for IT professionals and their customers. Coupled with Microsoft's commitment to management packs shipping with new software releases, IT administrators will be able to deploy new solutions and have confidence in their ability to be supported in demanding environments much more quickly than before.