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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for
Microsoft Online Services

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 Microsoft Online Services with IPD guidance

Streamline and clarify your Microsoft Online Services infrastructure design processes with concise planning guidance from IPD Guides for Microsoft Online Services. Each guide addresses a unique Online Services 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 Guides for Microsoft Online Services

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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