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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Security

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide Series provides concise planning guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products, helping to streamline and clarify design processes for unique infrastructure technologies and scenarios.

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Plan your security infrastructure processes
with IPD guidance

Streamline and clarify your security infrastructure design processes with concise planning guidance from IPD Guides for Security. Each guide addresses a unique security infrastructure technology or scenario, provides critical architectural decisions to be addressed, available options, as well as a means to validate design decisions to ensure that solutions meet requirements of both business and IT stakeholders.

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  • Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Malware Response
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010
  • Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway
  • IPD Guide for Selecting the Right NAP Architecture

What’s New

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Security

IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager Beta now available
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager enables you to quickly identify what types of data to protect, what the recovery goals are, and what the protection strategy is for achieving those goals.
IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager now available!
This guide outlines the infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Operations Manager.

Case Studies

  • AKOS Technology Services relies on IPD guides for enhanced consulting service delivery, helping to reduce administrative complexity and maximize IT investment value.