I blogged about the IPD guides back in June, and a number of new guides have just been added. As a refresher:
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario”
Basically, they are there to provide background information, design ideas, key decision areas etc, that are important prior to rolling out the technologies.
“Each guide leads the reader through critical infrastructure design decisions, in the appropriate order, evaluating the available options for each decision against its impact on critical characteristics of the infrastructure. The IPD Series highlights when service and infrastructure goals should be validated with the organization and provides additional questions that should be asked of service stakeholders and decision makers”
IPD consists of the following downloadable packages:
I’ve taken an exert from the App-V 4.5 guide, that explains the decision flow around deployment:
Get the full list of IPD’s here or download them all in a one-shot here.
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Yet again, I find myself blogging about these IPD guides!! My last update on the IPD guides was towards