Solutions guidance for IT professionals
Updated: July 5, 2014
Microsoft solution content is designed to help IT professionals solve real business problems. This content includes two types of guidance: design considerations and solutions. Not all the categories below have both types of guidance.
Design considerations guides
Design considerations provide a collection of important design considerations and configuration options to evaluate when designing a solution for your business. You can use these guides to create your own design by evaluating and selecting the options that best meet the specific requirements of your organization.
Solutions are designed to help you solve real business problems by providing proven designs and steps for the implementation of solutions that have requirements common to many organizations. They fully articulate preferred or best practice based solution designs to help you deploy your solutions faster and with more confidence.
We currently have solutions guidance in the following categories:
By using Microsoft virtualization technologies, you can optimize your datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructure. You’re able to reduce costs by consolidating more workloads on fewer physical servers and increase efficiency by using the same virtualization fabric and management technologies and virtual machines on-premises and in the cloud.
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Software-defined networking is about enabling software – rather than the hardware – to dynamically manage the network in a way that helps you better meet the requirements of your applications and workloads.
Enterprise storage is about saving and retrieving digital information, which represents one of the biggest expenses for business. These solutions are about providing high-performance storage while keeping costs down.
Access and Information Protection
Access and information protection is about managing your user's identities across the datacenter and into the cloud to deliver secure access to corporate resources. Effective AIP solutions strike a balance between enabling access to protected corporate data from personal devices and ensuring you can manage risk and govern the use of corporate resources.
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Hybrid Identity Management
Hybrid Identity Management enables you to set polices that govern access to your organization’s critical and sensitive corporate resources while providing users with single sign-on for access to all their corporate resources.
Mobile Device Management
By delivering unified application and device management, both on-premises and in the cloud, you can support BYOD (bring your own device) initiatives and empower people to work from the devices they choose while providing consistent access to, and protection of, corporate applications and data.
Business continuity ensures that critical business functions will be available to customers and others who must have access to those functions. Effective solutions help protect your critical data and applications, while helping to reduce planned downtime and speed recovery in case of an outage.
In a real-world technology solution, different products and services need to work well together. Whether you’re designing your BI environment or making sure your messaging environment works seamlessly with your document repositories, you want your on-premises products and cloud services experience to reduce costs or make the solution easier to manage.