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Solution guides for IT professionals

Published:  January 15, 2014

Our solution guides are designed to help IT pros solve important business problems. We’re creating more solution guides, so check back to see what’s new.

Each guide includes:

  • A brief description of the business problem.
  • Diagrams that help you quickly understand the solution design.
  • Recommended steps for building the end-to-end solution using various products and features.

 

Access and information protection

Manage identities for hybrid environments using DirSync with Federation (Single Sign-On)

Requires: Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Azure Active Directory Sync

 

Manage identities for hybrid environments using DirSync with Password Sync

Requires: Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Azure Active Directory Sync

 

Secure access to company resources from any location on any device

Requires: Windows Server 2012 R2

 

Secure remote access in small and midsize businesses

Requires: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

 

Business intelligence

Set up and configure SharePoint Server and SQL Server BI

Requires: SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Hybrid cloud

Connect hosting provider and tenant networks for hybrid cloud services

Requires: Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2

 

Improve collaboration in small and midsize businesses

Requires: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Office 365

 

Provide data protection in small and midsize businesses

Requires: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Azure Backup

Office integration

Solutions using Office servers and the cloud

Requires: Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Azure, Office 365

Storage and backup

Ensure business continuity with backup and recovery

Requires: System Center 2012, Azure

 

Provide cost-effective storage for Hyper-V workloads by using Windows Server

Requires: Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2

Mobile device management

Manage mobile devices and PCs by migrating to Configuration Manager with Windows Intune

Requires: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, Azure, Windows Server 2008 R2

 

Mobile device management for Configuration Manager 2007 customers planning to migrate to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Requires: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, Azure, Windows Server

 

Manage mobile devices and PCs without an on-premises infrastructure

Requires: Windows Intune, Azure