Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings
Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is now available for download on Microsoft Connect. BDD 2007 provides end-to-end guidance and automation for large scale deployment of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System.
BDD 2007 RC1 is feature complete and has been updated to support the released version of the User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) 3.0. BDD 2007 RC1 includes a new version of the standalone task sequencer derived from System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Documentation is now complete and has also released to web at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/desktopdeployment/bdd/2007/default.mspx.
This release supports Windows Vista and Windows XP imaging and deployment. For more information, please see the Release Notes included with BDD 2007 RC1.
Where to Find BDD 2007
BDD 2007 RC1 is available as an open beta download, visit http://connect.microsoft.com and navigate to the Downloads page for the "Business Desktop Deployment 2007 (RC1) for Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system" program. Dependent tools such as the Windows AIK and USMT3 are downloaded from the Workbench.
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Thank you for participating in the Business Desktop Deployment 2007 (RC1) for Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system program
Solution Accelerators - Management and Infrastructure
It's the first major conference since the release of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System, so it should be an interesting show.
I'll do my part. I have a full day of preconference sessions on Monday, and seven other sessions throughout the week.
If you're in Barcelona this week, be sure to look me up.
Soon enough, it will be here. Are you prepared? If you want to read more about Windows Vista, check out this month's TechNet Magazine, available online at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/. I have an article in this issue, entitled 10 Things You Need to Know about Deploying Windows Vista. I hope it gives you some things to think about.
Interested in deploying Windows Vista or the 2007 Office system? You can listen and watch my TechNet webcast Friday, September 29. The details:
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenter: Michael Niehaus
Attendee Registration URL:
So tonight I will be working on the demos for tomorrow's session. Nothing like waiting until the last minute :-)
We've been busy adding capabilities into BDD 2007 Beta 2, now available for download. See the full announcement below.
-Michael Niehaus BDD 2007 Developer Systems Design Engineer Core Infrastructure Solutions firstname.lastname@example.org
BDD 2007 Beta Updated for Windows Vista RC1
Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 Beta 2 is now available for download on Microsoft Connect. BDD 2007 provides end-to-end guidance and automation for large-scale deployment of Microsoft® Windows Vista™ and the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
BDD 2007 Beta 2 has been updated to support Windows Vista RC1 and now includes guidance and automation for Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) using Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 as well as image creation of Microsoft Windows® XP desktop images.
BDD 2007 Beta 2 extends Beta 1 with the following key features:
This Beta release of BDD 2007 is not feature complete; some documents in this release are legacy documents from BDD 2.5 and are currently receiving updates for Windows Vista. Release versions of BDD 2007 will add complete documentation and support for Windows XP image deployment, language pack deployment using ZTI and multiple partition handling. For more information, please see the Release Notes included with BDD 2007 Beta 2.
Where to Find the Accelerator
BDD 2007 Beta 2 is part of the Windows Vista Tech Beta and TAP programs. It is also available as an open beta download.
Visit http://connect.microsoft.com and apply for the Business Desktop Deployment 2007 (Beta) for Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system program.
Please send your comments and feedback to email@example.com.