For those who utilize SAP Press as a resource. As of Feb 2007, SAP Press Solution Manager v4.0 is now available. The previous SAP Press Textbook was based upon Solution Manager v3.0. In addition, a workbook titled "Service Level Management - the ITIL Process in SAP Operations" is also available and is based upon SolMan v4.0.
My own personal review of the book is that the previous edition emphasized solution monitoring and that this edition covers the topics within application management (Requirements, Design, Build and Operate) in greater detail. This reflects the improvements found in Solution Manager 4.0. The Maintenance Optimizer component is not covered.
Will SAP present about this topic at the Annual Conference?