Microsoft introduces a new initiative “Exchange Tested Solutions 2010,” a joint venture between Microsoft and participating server, storage, and network partners that examines common customer scenarios and the key design decision points facing customers planning to deploy Exchange 2010. Through a series of solution whitepapers Microsoft provide examples of well designed, cost effective Exchange 2010 solutions deployed on the latest hardware solutions offered by our server, storage, and network partners. The solutions chosen represent both physical and virtual exchange deployments. The solutions also include a large variety of storage options current available for Exchange today, including SANs, DAS, and internal disk configurations.
The whitepapers produced in Exchange 2010 Tested Solutions aren’t your typical Exchange whitepapers. “It included a detailed solution design section that provides a step by step methodology to approaching solution design in Exchange 2010. Each common design decision point is explored in the context of the customer’s specific requirements, the previous design decision points that have been made, and the best practices from Microsoft and our partners. Also, included a solution validation section that walks through how to approach design validation and then provides the actual tested results from our validation exercise.” informs Microsoft.
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