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How to Support a New Location with SharePoint Virtualization

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Remote Offices provide a unique challenge to IT departments. The business units need the IT Department to deliver the same level of collaboration enjoyed by users at the main offices.

These remote offices can be anywhere, in high streets of major towns and cities; they could be on major construction sites, or even in emerging markets. Usually these locations do not enjoy the luxury of being able to host lots of servers. They certainly don't enjoy the benefit of having fully skilled IT Professionals on site. How do you deliver IT services in these environments? Virtualization provides a solution to this problem, allowing new services to be deployed with clearly delineated roles and security.

A single powerful Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running virtualized instances of SharePoint can deliver collaboration solutions to these locations. Using browser access, remote workers can enjoy the benefits of rich productivity application features previously reserved for users with the full suite installed locally. With remote management capabilities built into Windows, the IT department can monitor and control all aspects of the server from the main offices.

The information on this page shows you how to you can deliver collaboration solutions to new locations as your business requires.

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