One of the things i like in IT is the design and architecture of a ecosystem, even if you are only responsible for one little part of that system it still invites a challenge that you have to get your piece perfect and interoperate with the other pieces of the jigsaw without impact.

A difficult challenge sometimes especially due to various layers of sophisticated integration that can exist.

For Example we had to design an infrastructure to support 80,000 users on exchange.

In ireland this is not a common occurrence and usually up to MCS.

Here in lies the challenge…

Let me introduce the IPD guides (

if you are not using them …. i would seriously reconsider…

They contain best practice information and will help you design and architect a solution that will be reliable and scalable.

Please take time to review the IPD guides they will definitely help in design Microsoft solutions and as we know every little helps!