Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Services 3.0 provide IT organizations with a new breed of application to better help businesses with content management, collaboration, search, business intelligence and work flow processes. Like any business-critical application, providing data protection for production configurations must be carefully planned and coordinated. Data Domain deduplication storage offers a powerful data protection solution by reducing redundant data across backups and providing a cost-effective replication option for simpler disaster recovery. This paper looks into some of the options and strategies for developing a data protection plan for your Microsoft SharePoint environment.