How Microsoft does IT

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Microsoft IT ShowcaseI was at a presentation last week where some interesting statistics were given about Microsoft’s own IT operations:

  • 300,000 devices for 92,000 users in 89 countries.
  • 7,000,000 remote connections per month.
  • 3,000,000 internal e-mails per day.
  • 100,000 e-mail accounts with 99.99% mailbox availability.
  • 1.7Tb SAP database (running on Microsoft SQL Server).

Now who says that Microsoft software doesn’t scale to enterprise levels? For anyone who has ever wondered how Microsoft runs its own IT, check out the Microsoft IT Showcase.

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