Jason Buffington just blogged about the release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (DPM 2007 SP1):

"We are just a few days away from releasing Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007, and part of the release is updating our existing content and adding new materials. The DPM Team has been working with the Microsoft Solution Accelerators group to develop this IPD, which goes into beta this week -  so please tell us what you think! This guide leads the reader through the process of planning a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 SP1 infrastructure. Work through the infrastructure design process in a logical, sequential order. This IPD guide enables the reader to quickly identify what types of data will be protected, what the recovery goals are, and the protection strategy to achieve those goals. 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."

Visit the blog at http://blogs.technet.com/DPM/archive/2008/12/10/now-available-for-download-infrastructure-planning-design-IPD-GUIDE-for-DPM-2007-SP1.aspx to get all the details.