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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for
Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios

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 for Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios
with IPD guidance

The Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios relate the business requirements (IT and user) for a flexible, efficient, and managed desktop environment to sets of complementary Microsoft technologies by defining and using five standard user scenarios that map business requirements to technology solutions. These core scenarios are: Office Worker, Mobile Worker, Task Worker, Contract/Offshore Worker, and workers who need to Access from Home.

Get started with IPD guides for Windows 7 and Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios

  • DirectAccess
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)  (Updated for App-V 4.6)
  • Windows Optimized Desktop Scenario Assessment Guide
  • Windows Optimized Desktop Scenario Selection Tool
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

What’s New

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Windows 7 and Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios

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.

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