One common question we get from customers who are evaluating SharePoint Server 2010 or a specific SharePoint scenario is: “How did someone else do it?” Or, more specifically: “How did Microsoft IT do it?”
Fortunately, Microsoft IT documents and publishes a set of resources known as Microsoft IT Showcase, which describes how they designed and deployed various Microsoft technologies and products. These resources include Webcasts, TechNet Edge videos, and Quick Reference Guides.
Here is a list of Microsoft IT Showcase resources for SharePoint Server 2010:
This is the same list from the SharePoint Server MSIT Showcase page (http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb687797). Check this page for the most current list and for links to IT Showcase resources about SharePoint Server 2007.
To get started with SharePoint Server 2010, see the following:
Joe DaviesPrincipal WriterSharePoint Server Platforms and Infrastructure Writing Team