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Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Series Introduction by Microsoft, Inc.

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Document Structure

Each IPD guide is designed to provide a consistent structure for addressing the decisions/activities that are most critical to the successful planning of a given infrastructure technology or solution.

Each guide is divided into sections that thoroughly explain the following processes:

  • The Design Process

  • The Design Decision Steps

The Design Process

This section gives the reader a high-level introduction to the processes that the guide will follow. It contains the following elements:

  • Decisions list. A high-level list of decision points and/or activities that need to be addressed in order to complete a given design.

  • Decision flow diagram. Gives the reader a graphical representation of the decision process that the guide uses. ...

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