This section provides an overview of the components that make up the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.0 . The solution includes two types of components:
- Hosted services-The hosted services are Hosted Exchange, Customer Directory Integration, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Hosting, and Secure Messaging with Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. These components are additional services you might offer to your customers to better improve your revenue stream.
- Infrastructure components-The infrastructure components provide the foundation upon which to build your services; they can help lower operational costs. The infrastructure components are server purposing, centralized management, service provisioning, Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) Deployment Tool, monitoring and reporting, and update management.
Although the Deployment Walkthrough portion of the solution documentation describes the deployment of all solution components together, you can also deploy different individual components to better suit your needs. Some details on this are described in Installing Individual Components.