IPD Guide for DirectAccess is Now Available for Download

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide: DirectAccess.

This IPD guide provides actionable guidance for designing a DirectAccess infrastructure. The guide’s easy-to-follow, four-step process gives a straightforward explanation of the infrastructure required for clients to be connected from the Internet to resources on the corporate network, whether or not the organization has begun deploying IPv6.

The guide covers four key steps in the design process for DirectAccess:

  • Aligning the project scope with the business requirements.

· Determining whether IPv6, Teredo, 6to4, and IP-HTTPS connectivity will be supported for Internet-based clients.

· Assessing the need for IPv6/IPv4 network address translation service and ISATAP for internal communication.

· Determining the number and placement of servers, the certificate services requirements, and location of CRL distribution points.

Download the IPD Guide for DirectAccess at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=164151.

Infrastructure Planning and Design streamlines the planning process by:

  • Defining the technical decision flow through the planning process.
  • Listing the decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.

· Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.

· Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.

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Beta Survey and Case Study Contest for Zune HD’s

In an effort to improve future deliveries of IPD Guides, please fill out our brief satisfaction survey at https://connect.microsoft.com/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=9736&SiteID=14.

In addition, you will also have a chance to submit your deployment story for a case study on microsoft.com. Winners of the case study contest will receive a Zune HD (16GB) MP3 player from Microsoft. Please review the IPD Case Study Contest page for more information: http://bit.ly/ipd-zunehd.

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  4. Continue to the IPD beta program page.

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Stay tuned for upcoming beta IPD guides for Forefront Identity Manager (FIM 2010) and Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) in November 2009.

Related Resources

Check out all that the Infrastructure Planning and Design team has to offer! Visit the IPD page on TechNet, http://www.microsoft.com/ipd, for additional information, including our most recent guides.

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