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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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Geographically Dispersed Deployments

SharePoint Server 2007 does not support geo-replication of content. There are third-party products that support parts of SharePoint Server 2007, but none replicate all of it. Additionally, Shared Services over a WAN is not supported. A farm in Chicago cannot consume Shared Services from a farm in New York. What is supported, however, is the ability to localize My Sites for users in a geographic region. Additionally, you can create a centralized Search center that is consumed via Federated Location Definitions with Microsoft Search Server 2008.

Regional My Site Providers

You have the ability to create multiple My Site Providers (Web applications) and assign users to a particular Web application based on their ...

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