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.