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I’ve been getting a lot of these lately so I saved a bunch of them up for you to refer to whenever it's convenient for you.  Enjoy!

Project Carnation: Reducing Energy Consumption through Data Center Storage Consolidation

Project Carnation involved migrating 211 storage frames at the end of their lifespan to 11 high-density SAN devices resulting in improving both redundancy and scalability of the storage platform while dramatically lowering power consumption.
Video | Article

Forefront UAG DirectAccess Provides Anywhere Access to Corporate Resources for Mobile Workers

Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) deployed the DirectAccess feature in the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems to enable employees to gain seamless remote access to corporate applications and data. The solution, which includes Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 and requires only Internet connectivity and credentials, significantly improves productivity and can reduce costs.
Technical Case Study

Enterprise Data Warehouse: A Patterns Approach to Data Integration

(MSIT) uses a set of solution patterns which provide a balance between the need to collect and integrate data for its Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and the need to have immediate, tactical solutions. This approach creates a powerful framework for a single commonly supported infrastructure with high data quality and flexibility.

Enabling Self Service BI from EDW using SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2

Watch this video to see a live demo of how Microsoft IT is enabling self-service Business Intelligence (BI) using Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel® 2010, and other data assets based on SQL Server 2008 R2. See how business power users can use IT-supported Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) data to create out of the box reports, dashboards, and PowerPivot models, without programming, to share business content across the enterprise.

Enhancing Federation Services for Internal and External Partners

By deploying AD FS 2.0, Microsoft IT simplified their integration of internal systems and provided a rich experience of cross-organizational federation with business partners.
Technical Case Study

Exchange Server 2010 Design and Architecture at Microsoft

By replacing Exchange Server 2007 servers with servers running Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft IT created new opportunities to drive down costs and system complexities while at the same time increasing security and deploying new features not available in previous versions of Exchange Server.
Technical White Paper

Deploying Office 2010 at Microsoft

Microsoft IT (MSIT) developed a testing and deployment strategy to deliver Office 2010 to more than 100,000 desktop computers at Microsoft. The testing strategy resulted in a robust product that has been rigorously tested in a production environment. Learn about the best practices that MSIT developed, the deployment tools that MSIT used, how MSIT tested Line of Business applications, and the key communications and training that MSIT created for the Microsoft user community.
Technical White Paper

Lots of good information in these articles across a range of topics so I encourage you to have a look


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