Now I know many of you are either in the middle of deploying Windows 7 or are about to start. Well this week we have released two updates to what I believe are key tools in helping you deploy Windows 7 efficiently. These are the MAP Toolkit 5.0 and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1. Both of these are critical tools to help you on the path towards Windows 7. More details of what these have to offer are below
Map Toolkit 5.0
Now you might be saying to yourself, “What the heck does this have to do with Windows 7 Deployment?” Even though this release mainly focuses on server updates it’s still a vital tool for Windows 7 Deployment. Plus we have added Office 2010 Readiness Assessment which is really important in a desktop rollout because a lot of customers will also update Office as part of their rollout of Windows 7. So it’s important to know how many of your existing PC fleet will not only be able to run Windows 7 but will also be able to run Office 2010.
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1
At TechEd Australia last year we used MDT 2010 to create the Windows 7 image that went on the 2500 Netbooks that we gave away. It was the key tool for us to get the image created. In helping you accelerate your Windows 7 deployments we have released MDT 2010 Update 1 and added some key features. These include:
For SCCM 2007 Customers
For Lite Touch Installations
For all existing customers
Thanks for the update Jeff, all very interesting and usefull.