|Description: Microsoft's affordable solutions are playing an increasing role in enterprise application deployments. More enterprises are adopting these lower-cost solutions as the platform for implementing SAP enterprise applications while also satisfying their application management and automation needs. Yet, enterprises have not been able to easily or effectively integrate SAP solutions and Microsoft Operations Manager monitoring and management capabilities. In fact, for SAP applications running on a Microsoft platform, Operations Manager does not directly communicate with SAP Solutions Manager, creating a disjointed and labor-intensive environment. Learn how innovative companies on Microsoft platforms are improving SAP management by transparently extending SAP Solution Manager to the Operations Manager console and future System Center products. SAP Basis Managers from these companies can now receive the same benefits from SAP that very large global enterprises have enjoyed for years: proactive, automated performance monitoring and management.