The new Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide (IPD) for System Center 2012 Operations Manager (SCOM/OpsMgr 2012) is now available for BETA review from the Microsoft Connect Site.
The IPD guides are invaluable when designing a technology solution for your clients or own internal business and are the first port of call for me anytime I'm carrying out a new type of deployment for our customers.
I've been waiting for this guide to be made available for a while - notably because I'm co-authoring a book on System Center 2012 Operations Manager and it certainly helps to have the knowledge contained in these guides when working on the architecture and installation chapters!
The guide is over 40 pages long and deep dives into a design process which gets broken into different steps depending on your requirements and each of these steps are then further complemented with tasks that require actions to help you through the entire process.
As the guide has just been released as a BETA last night, you will need to access it through the Microsoft Connect site and if you haven't registered here, will need to do so first.
The benefits of using the Connect site though is that you can make comments and requests on the content of the BETA guide and if enough people make the same requests, then it's possible that the final release of the guide will have your changes included.
Here's the link to register and download the IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager (BETA)