Whitepapers and Documentation

Microsoft Online Standard Service Descriptions

Microsoft Online Services provides enterprise-level hosted solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and Web conferencing. Services are delivered from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers located strategically throughout the world that provides seamless connectivity to the Microsoft Online suite of services —enabling customers to use the latest productivity applications

HealthVault Device Requirements

Requirements to implement a device that is HealthVault Compatible

Software Assurance Benefits Chart

Use this chart to compare program benefits available through Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing.

AD FS 2.0 Federation with CA Federation Manager Step-by-Step Guide

Step-by-step guidance for setting up a lab deployment of AD FS 2.0 and CA Federation Manager

AD FS 2.0 Federation with Oracle Identity Federation Step-by-Step Guide

Information about setup of a basic lab deployment of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) and Oracle Identity Federation that provides claims-based, cross-domain, Web single sign-on (SSO) interoperability.

Plan and deploy SharePoint Server 2010 user profiles for My Site Web Sites

Prescriptive guidance about profile synchronization and My Site planning and administrative tasks for SharePoint Server 2010.

Guide for IT Pros for Project Server 2010

Guide for planning, deploying, and maintaining a solution based on Microsoft Project Server 2010.

Operations guide for Office 2010

Maintain and manage Office 2010 in an organization.

Migrating to Excel 2010

Contains information to consider when you plan a migration to Microsoft Excel 2010.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 White Paper: Microsoft Dynamics GP Architecture

This white paper describes the architecture for Microsoft Dynamics GP and how it can scale with your organization in the future.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Cost Management

This document provides a brief overview of the Normal costing method in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Enhancing Federation Services for Internal and External Partners

By deploying AD FS 2.0, Microsoft IT simplified their integration of internal systems and provided a rich experience of cross-organizational federation with business partners.

Microsoft Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.0

This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2010 UM RTM and Service Pack 1 (SP1) with a Cisco Unified Communication Manager 7.0 using direct SIP connection. The PBX configuration note contains configuration settings that are specific to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.0.

Microsoft Software License Dependency Reference Guide

A comprehensive list of Microsoft software licenses and dependent licenses that are required under the terms of Volume Licensing programs.

Getting Started with SQL Azure

This document provides guidelines on how to sign up for SQL Azure and how to get started creating SQL Azure servers and databases.

SQL Server Migration QuickStart

The SQL Server Migration QuickStart includes a comprehensive set of technical content including presentations, whitepapers and demos that are designed to help you get details about how to approach your customers who want to improve the return on investment from their data platforms by migrating to SQL Server from their existing Oracle or Sybase platforms.

SQL Server Consolidation QuickStart

The SQL Server Consolidation QuickStart includes a comprehensive set of technical content including presentations, whitepapers and demos that are designed to present to customers who want to improve the manageability and security of their SQL Server environment while reducing the associated hardware and software cost.

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Server Operations Guide

Daily operations of PerformancePoint Planning Server

Guide for PerformancePoint Server 2007 Monitoring Server Planning & Architecture

Information about Microsoft PerformancePoint Monitoring Server client and server architecture.

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Server Deployment Guide

Information for deploying Microsoft PerformancePoint Monitoring Server.

Deployment guide for SharePoint Server 2010

Deployment instructions for SharePoint Server 2010.

Technical reference for SharePoint Server 2010

Technical information about Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Upgrading to SharePoint Foundation 2010

Guide for administrators and IT professionals for upgrading to SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Planning guide for SharePoint Foundation 2010

Information and guidelines to lead a team through the steps of planning the deployment of SharePoint Server 2010.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Planning

Information and guidelines for planning the deployment of a solution based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint 2010 Governance Planning

This white paper focuses on the “front end” of the SharePoint environment – the business aspect of governance - the areas that impact business users.

Guide for IT Pros for Search Server 2010

How to plan, deploy, and maintain Microsoft Search Server 2010 and Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express.

SharePoint Foundation 2010 Operations guide

Operate and maintain your servers, server farms, sites, and solutions in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Operations

Operate and maintain servers, server farms, sites, and solutions in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Planning guide for Office 2010

Plan a deployment of Microsoft Office 2010 in an organization.

Deployment guide for SharePoint Foundation 2010

Contains information about deployment scenarios, step-by-step installation instructions, and post-installation configuration steps for a deployment of SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Technical reference for SharePoint Foundation 2010

Technical information about SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Converting Cluster-Safe UDFs for Offloading to a Windows® HPC Cluster

This article and accompanying code samples address how to convert an existing XLL file to enable offloading to a Windows HPC 2008 R2 cluster. The article also explains how UDF offloading works, performance considerations, and how to determine if a UDF is appropriate for cluster offloading.

DNS Model for MBCA 2.0

The DNS Model for the MBCA 2.0 provides feedback to an Administrator to enable him to bring DNS running on Windows Server 2008 into compliance with best practices.

Achieving Business Value through Microsoft VDI Together with Session Virtualization

This whitepaper discusses the benefits and considerations when planning a Microsoft® Windows Server® Remote Desktop Services solution and the choices associated with a lowest cost deployment for both Session Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Enabling Self Service BI from EDW using SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2

Discover how Microsoft IT is enabling self-service Business Intelligence (BI) using Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel® 2010, and other data assets based on SQL Server 2008 R2.

How Microsoft IT Implemented an Office of the CIO (OCIO) to Enhance Management capacity and Business Alignment

Detailed description of mobile device options for Exchange Online and Sharepoint Online

Detailed description of mobile device options for Exchange Online and Sharepoint Online including Windows Mobile, Exchange ActiveSync and RIM BlackBerry devices, including current promotions.

Publishing Exchange with Forefront

This white paper provides information about publishing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 using Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 and Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, including how to choose between them for different scenarios, and provides specific steps you can take to configure Forefront TMG and Forefront UAG to publish Exchange 2010.

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) 10.1 Product Documents

Product documents for FOPE 10.1 include the following: New Features Guide, Administration Center User Guide

Service Bus Technologies from Microsoft

This whitepaper provides an overview of the Microsoft® BizTalk® Enterprise Service Bus Toolkit (BizTalk ESB Toolkit) 2.0 and the Windows® Azure AppFabric Service Bus.

BizTalk Server 2010 Technical Overview

This technical overview provides you with a guided tour of BizTalk Server 2010.

What Is New in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

Describes changes in Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) functionality that is available in this release of Windows Server 2008 R2.

Word 2010: Interactive menu to ribbon guide

A visual, interactive reference guide to help you find commands in Word 2010.

Datasheets

Dedicated Support Engineering Datasheet

Desired Configuration Management for Microsoft SQL Server Datasheet