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A new update for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is currently under development. This new version will provide new capabilities such as:
Want to know more about these new capabilities? You can find out more at next week’s MMS 2010 conference sessions:
BG01: MDT 2010 Update 1 + ConfigMgr 2007 OSD: Even More “Better Together” Thursday, April 22 – 2:30 PM-3:45 PM Veronese 2501A
OE01: Ask the Experts: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Tuesday, April 20 – 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Marco Polo 702
Want to be notified when the beta version of MDT 2010 Update 1 is available? Sign up today at the Connect website using the following instructions and you’ll receive an e-mail as soon as it is available:
1. Access http://connect.microsoft.com.
2. Sign on using any valid Live ID.
3. From the Connection Directory, find the “Solution Accelerators” connection.
4. Apply for the “Microsoft Deployment Toolkit” program. Approval is automatic.
In addition to all the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit-related sessions being conducted by the MDT team listed in a previous posting, there are several additional ones that you will want to check out during the week:
BF33 WDS Internals - Mastering the Windows Deployment Service Monday, April 19 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Titian 2301A Speaker: Johan Arwidmark
Johan will show how to use, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Deployment Services. He will also show how MDT 2010 uses WDS.
BC06 Deploying Windows 7 with MDT 2010: A Demo Extravaganza Monday, April 19 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM, Veronese 2501A Speaker: Richard Smith
Richard will guide you through the whole Windows deployment lifecycle, using MDT for image creation and image deployment – nine hours of demos squeezed into one 75 minute session.
IF06 Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 with MDT 2010 Tuesday, April 20 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Ballroom A Thursday, April 22 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, Ballroom A Speaker: Joey Snow
In this instructor-led lab, Joey Snow will walk you through the process of deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 using MDT 2010.
BE21 Notes from the Field: MDT 2010 Deployment Scenarios Thursday, April 22 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Titian 2301A Speakers: Doug Klokow, Joseph Paradi
Doug and Joseph will show how MDT is being used and customized in real-world Windows 7 deployment projects.
BC33 Building the perfect Master Image using MDT 2010 Friday, April 23 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Bellini 2101A Speaker: Johan Arwidmark
Johan will provide tips and tricks to help you create the perfect master image of Windows 7.
BE32 Branch Office hydration using MDT 2010 Friday, April 23 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Titian 2303 Speaker: Mikael Nystrom
Mikael will show how to use MDT 2010 to “hydrate” a set of branch office virtual machines using MDT 2010.
The Microsoft Management Summit 2010 conference kicks off Monday, April 19th in Las Vegas, and the MDT team will be well represented with team members attending and presenting throughout the week. Be sure to check out these break-out sessions, instructor-led labs, and birds-of-a-feather sessions:
IE01 Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (ILL) Monday, April 19 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM, Ballroom A Tuesday, April 20 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Ballroom A Speaker: Mary Anne Blake, Senior Program Manager
A great lab for those just getting started with MDT 2010, walking through many of the common scenarios that IT administrators need to perform.
IE02 Advanced Deployment Scenarios Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Monday, April 19 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM, Ballroom A Wednesday, April 21 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Ballroom A Speaker(s): Rajat Kumar, Senior Program Manager
An in-depth lab for those that know MDT 2010 and want to take it further by leveraging databases, web services, and customized wizards.
OE01 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Tuesday, April 20 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Marco Polo 702 Moderator: Michael Niehaus, Senior Software Development Engineer
This is your chance to ask questions to the team that is working on MDT 2010 Update 1 and its new features. Come early to ensure you get a seat.
BC32 A Drivers Saga - The Control Freak meets The Dynamic Developer Wednesday, April 21 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Veronese 2405 Speakers: Johan Arwidmark, Consultant; Michael Niehaus, Senior Software Development Engineer
This is the first time Johan (the “Control Freak”) and Michael (the “Dynamic Developer”) have presented together, speaking about techniques for managing drivers for OS deployment.
BC07 Troubleshooting Windows 7 Deployments Thursday, April 22 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Bellini 2101A Speakers: Michael Niehaus, Senior Software Development Engineer
Examine some of the common problems encountered when deploying Windows 7, and learn how to troubleshoot these using all the available logs and tools.
BG01 MDT 2010 Update 1 + ConfigMgr 2007 OSD: Even More "Better Together" Thursday, April 22 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, Veronese 2501A Speakers: Chris Adams, Senior Program Manager Lead; Michael Niehaus, Senior Software Development Engineer
Learn about the new features in MDT 2010 Update 1, including an in-depth overview of the new “User-Driven Installation” deployment scenario for ConfigMgr 2007.
BE04 Enabling Dynamic Windows 7 Deployments with Configuration Manager 2007 and MDT 2010 Thursday, April 22 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Veronese 2501A Speaker: Michael Niehaus, Senior Software Development Engineer
Explore how ConfigMgr 2007 and MDT 2010 work together to enhance the Windows 7 deployment process, providing more capabilities without more images or task sequences.