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New Infrastructure Planning & Design guides issued

New Infrastructure Planning & Design guides issued

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Infrastructure Planning & Design

Release Announcement


I repeatedly forget to mention these in my talks - and that's bad because these documents are excellent.  For each topic you get a ppt and doc. Here's the approach behind each document:

This guide is one in a series of planning and design guides that clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft® infrastructure technologies.

Each guide in the series addresses a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. These guides include the following topics:

· Defining the technical decision flow (flow chart) through the planning process.

· Describing the decisions to be made and the commonly available options to consider in making the decisions.

· Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.

· Framing the decision in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the appropriate business landscape.

The guides in this series are intended to complement and augment the product documentation.


and the list of subjects covered is:

IPD consists of the following downloadable packages:

  • New! Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2
  • New! Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
  • Windows Server 2008 File Services
  • Windows Server 2008 Print Services
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design Series Introduction
  • Internet Information Services 7.0
  • Selecting the Right NAP Architecture
  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
  • Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
  • Windows Server Virtualization (for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1)


So as you can see it's a pretty comprehensive list. Go to HERE and download them all!

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