When I started blogging five years ago there were not many great blogs out there and twitter was just emerging from its egg. It was hard to find good information on deployment. However things have changed, there is a vibrant community of deployment experts out there who are only too willing to share their expertise. The key channels that they use are blogs, twitter and the deployment forums. With this in mind I thought I would create an index of the resources that I use out there, it is certainly not an exhaustive list but hopefully you find it useful.
There are great number of deployment blogs that are worth following, here is a selection of the blogs I follow.
Scriptimus Ex Machina
Mr. AutoIT - A great source of information about deployment
Revue du Geek
A French deployment blog by Yannick Pavonil
These days I get most of my knowledge in 140 character increments. The following list tends to feature the same “characters” from the blogs but is definitely worth following them for alerts to new blog posts and much more great information.
Blogs and twitter really help with learning about deployment but what if you need help with your problem? Well the best place to go is the Technet Microsoft Deployment Toolkit forum. This is were a lot of deployment gurus “hang out” and they are always willing to help with your questions.
This post was contributed by Ben Hunter, an Architect with Microsoft Services
Have you ever followed the MDT email discussion list? That is always hopping, has a bunch of deployment gurus participating, and I suspect a lot more active.
Here is also a good blog about Deployment:
Ben Hunter over on The Deployment Guys has put together a nice blog post with a list of various community
Thanks for sharing!
This is a great list of resources that I will definitely be checking out, thanks for compiling it!