For those of you out there who have an interest in the different ways that you can deploy Windows Vista, Office 2007 and your other applications, you may be interested in the Business Desktop Deployment Workbench, or BDD for short.
So, what is it?
Well, the BDD is essentially, your one-stop-shop for deployment when it comes to our new wave of technology. Want to customise your Vista install? Want to inject drivers for hardware into images? Want to customise WinPE 2.0? Want to easily create Unattend.xml files? Want next week's winning lottery numbers? OK, BDD can't help you with that last one, but it can allow you to do all the others!
The BDD, when combined with the other free accompanying downloads such as the Windows Automated Installation Kit, and the User State Migration Toolkit really do allow you to do a hell of a lot with your images and applications.
So, what about these recommended resources?
Well, first up, there is a load of documentation built into BDD:
You can click on each of these images (found within the 'Information Center' within BDD) and they will branch off to more information and documentation. Alternatively, you can find more information here:
A nice man named Zack dropped me a mail asking about the Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) tools and
Worth checking out http://www.myitforum.com/myITWiki/OSD.ashx too.