Announcing the Internet presence scenario

Hi. I’d like to announce the publication of a new scenario describing the creation and deployment of a large enterprise’s Internet presence site based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We authored this scenario as a series of articles describing the various stages in the development of the site, along with an accompanying poster that illustrates the site’s architecture, topology, and other data. We are excited about this scenario because it is comprehensive, describing in an end-to-end fashion how a large enterprise plans, designs, builds, and operates its Internet presence Web site.

If you are a business decision maker, system or solution architect, IT manager, site manager, Web developer, or Web designer, this content will help you envision the entire process of planning and implementing both an Internet presence site based on SharePoint Server 2007 and the infrastructure and operations necessary to host and support it in an enterprise. It outlines the steps for site-related and infrastructure-related tasks in an interwoven manner, to suggest a useful order in which to coordinate tasks across the Infrastructure and Site-development teams.

Here is a link to the scenario content and here is a link to the downloadable poster.

We hope you find this scenario useful and, of course, want your feedback. Do you find this type of content useful in helping you plan your large-scale solution based on SharePoint Server 2007? How would you improve it? We put a lot of specific data into these topics -- does the data conform to your experiences? If not, how does it differ? Are there other scenarios you would like to see documented in a similar manner? Any other feedback?

We’re looking forward to hearing from you and hope you find this content useful as you plan your own sites and solutions based on Office SharePoint Server 2007.


Rob Silver
Technical writer, SharePoint Server IT Pro Content Team

Comments (4)

  1. Rob Silver says:


    The Internet presence scenario would require the "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites" license. For a description of the various licensing options for Office SharePoint Server 2007 there are two articles that I suggest:

    •   Plan for server farms (

    •   How to buy Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (

    Thanks for the suggestion of adding an Internet scenario with internal users on the same server farm.



  2. Rob Silver says:


    We’re glad that you found the content useful.

    To download the poster you either need to have Microsoft Office Visio installed or the free Visio 2007 Viewer. You can download the Visio 2007 Viewer from



  3. Anders Rask says:

    Excellent content, i can use this directly in planning for our next WCM solution.

    The poster link seems to be broken though?

  4. will says:

    Thanks am in the middle of the design for a lot smaller setup but used information from this senario.

    My biggest request would be to include a list of what licenses are needed for each of these senarios.  Sharepoint licenses is really confusing and a list of what would actually be needed and quantity would be great.

    As for additional senarios the one I see alot of questions about on the various blogs and forums is an Internet scenario with internal users on the same server.  Dealing with items like a failover database, two WFE(one internal one in DMZ) and options for expanding in the future.

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