The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide, Microsoft SQL Server 2008. This guide, when used in conjunction with product documentation, will help companies confidently plan the implementation of a SQL Server 2008 infrastructure. Fundamental tasks are addressed to help the reader identify which SQL Server roles will be needed as well as to determine the infrastructure's components, server placement, and the fault-tolerance configuration to meet necessary requirements. This IPD guide will help you get the most out of new features in SQL Server 2008, such as policy-based management and best practice design alerts, when planning your infrastructure. Other benefits of using this guide include best practice design guidance from the product group and an optimized infrastructure to best meet the business requirements. Download the guide by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/ipd and selecting "Microsoft SQL Server 2008" under the Guidance section, toward the top of the page.