SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool

Planning a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) installation or a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) installation for a large enterprise can be a very complex undertaking. Determining the most cost-effective topology, hardware, and bandwidth requirements is not a trivial task and involves selecting from a variety of configuration options. In choosing the option that best fits your organization’s needs, you need to answer the following questions:

  • What is the minimum hardware you need to deploy?
  • Where and how should you deploy the hardware?
  • How can you optimize your deployment to meet your organization’s requirements for availability and performance?
  • How will growing capacity needs affect the topology?

The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool, now available as a free download on the Microsoft Download Center, helps you effectively answer these questions, and helps you balance your organization’s needs for capacity and performance with its need to keep costs under control. This new tool extends Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 so that you can use Capacity Planner’s analysis and simulation features to plan your WSS or MOSS deployment.

Downloadable book: Planning and architecture for Office SharePoint Server 2007

This book provides information and guidelines to lead a team through the steps of planning the deployment of a solution based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The audiences for this book are business application specialists, line-of-business specialists, information architects, IT generalists, program managers, and infrastructure specialists who are planning a solution based on Office SharePoint Server 2007. This book also includes links to planning worksheets for recording information related to your planning and deployment activities.