Check these out for tools and guidance on rolling out Microsoft technology in the most efficient and quick ways:
New Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Foundation Certification
A new MOF Foundation exam and certification is now available through the Examination Institute for Information Science (EXIN). The new exam is an improved and updated version of the current MOF Foundation exam developed by EXIN in 2005 for the MOF Foundation Certificate. As with all other EXIN exams, the new certification is based on the competencies that employers require from IT pros. For more details, links and other related content, visit the Web site.
Microsoft Deployment for Desktops and Servers
Microsoft Deployment, the next version of Business Desktop Deployment 2007, unifies the tools, processes, and guidance required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console. Microsoft Deployment is available on the Microsoft Download Center, and you can get guidance online in the Desktop Deployment Center and the new Server Deployment TechCenter on Microsoft TechNet. For more details, links and other related content, visit the Web site.
Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization
The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides focus on describing architectural considerations and streamlining the design processes for planning and implementing Microsoft infrastructure technologies. These useful guides are now available to support architectural planning for Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Microsoft Application Virtualization, Hyper-V, and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. For more details, links and other related content, visit the Web site.