I came across this the other day and thought that a lot of you would find it useful so here you go. If you haven't seen this before, it's part of a series of planning and design guides that clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft infrastructure technologies.
There are quite a few different guides available and each guide in the series addresses a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. These guides include topics such as:
- Defining the technical decision flow (flow chart) through the planning process.
- Describing the decisions to be made and the commonly available options to consider in making the decisions.
- Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.
- Framing the decision in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the appropriate business landscape.
The guides in this series are intended to complement and augment the product documentation.
The App-V or SoftGrid guide can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb897450.aspx.
All of the other guides can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc196387(TechNet.10).aspx.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer