By using Microsoft's new Opalis IT process automation software, your IT organization can dramatically reduce operational costs and improve efficiency by replacing resource-intensive, error-prone manual activities with standardized, automated processes. Microsoft doesn't sell Opalis as a separately licensed product: thousands of customers who've licensed Microsoft System Center with SMSE/D already have the rights to use it. They simply have to learn how. If this sounds like you, System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed will help you do so. This book's expert author team offers you start-to-finish, step-by-step coverage of implementing key Opalis 6.3 features for maximum business value. Drawing on their extensive experience, they bring together coverage of related topics and techniques in ways that enable you and IT professionals to deploy Opalis more quickly and apply it more successfully. The authors begin with a high-level overview of Opalis 6.3 and the potential value it offers to your IT organization. Next, it guides you through architecture, installation, policy basics and design, foundation objects and integration packs, the SDK, and best practices based on real-world implementations.