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How Microsoft IT Designs Its 64-bit Exchange Server 2007 Infrastructure

How does a large enterprise plan and implement the migration of its existing 32-bit messaging system to the 64-bit platform? In this webcast, find out how Microsoft IT was able to take advantage of 64-bit architecture to fully deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in its production environment. Hear engineers from the Microsoft IT messaging team describe how they were able to overcome some of the toughest performance bottlenecks in the Microsoft messaging systems. Learn how the 64-bit platform was used in hardware planning for various Exchange Server 2007 roles in Microsoft IT. We also discuss 64-bit platform-specific considerations relating to mailbox server and storage design, Client Access Server and mobility scenarios, transport, and Internet mail.

Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2006 05:48:01 GMT    

How Microsoft IT Deployed and Architected SharePoint Server 2007

Are you considering the upgrade to or deployment of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007? Are you wondering how Microsoft deployed the product themselves? In this webcast, you have an opportunity to talk with two of the key contributors to the deployment of Office SharePoint Server 2007 at Microsoft. Join this session for a discussion of the architecture, design decisions, lessons learned, and planning that went into the upgrade and rollout of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services.

Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2006 16:45:20 GMT    

Optimizing Business Productivity Infrastructure to Fuel Business Growth

The Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) model helps companies build business productivity infrastructure to fuel business growth and transform their IT infrastructure into a strategic asset. People drive business outcomes, but companies are challenged to achieve higher information worker productivity and effectiveness, while minimizing the cost and complexity of IT infrastructure. This is especially challenging for IT managers, who keep the IT infrastructure running while planning for company growth over the long term. In this webcast, we describe how the industry-based BPIO model can help IT managers accomplish both. We provide an overview of the BPIO model, and illustrate how Microsoft IT applied the BPIO model and benefited from the increased business productivity.

Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2006 16:44:40 GMT