Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team BlogOfficial blog for MDT 2010
For those of you who have already joined the Microsoft Deployment connection and tested the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1 beta release, thank you so much for your participation.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and suggestions on your experiences with the features in the software and how to improve them. Download the MDT 2010 Update 1 Beta, and then complete this brief survey before June 22, 2010. You will be automatically entered into the MDT Beta Feedback Survey Sweepstakes and have a chance to win one of four Amazon Gift Cards, each valued at $25 USD. We will also randomly select one winner to receive a $200 USD Amazon Gift Card.
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For those attending TechEd North America from June 6th (for pre-conference session) through the 10th, there will be a variety of sessions that feature the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit:
WCL317 | Troubleshooting Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Lite Touch Wednesday, June 9 | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Rm 276 Speaker: Johan Arwidmark
WCL311 | Migrate Your Windows XP Machines to Windows 7 Using Free Microsoft Deployment Tools Wednesday, June 9 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Rm 261 Speaker: Rhonda Layfield
WCL403 | Unleash the Power of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Wednesday, June 9 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | Rm 356 Speaker: Michael Niehaus
MGT316 | Windows 7 Deployment en Masse Thursday, June 10 | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Auditorium A Speakers: Jason Sandys, Johan Arwidmark
WSV332 | Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Thursday, June 10 | 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM | Rm 391 Speaker: Mikael Nystrom
If you haven’t yet registered for the conference or for the all-day pre-conferences (including one on Windows 7 deployment, above), there is still time! Access the registration page at http://northamerica.msteched.com/registration for all the details.
In addition to the breakout sessions mentioned previously, there are some interactive sessions involving MDT 2010 that might interest TechEd attendees:
WCL03-INT | Windows 7 Deployments: What's in the Toolbox? (Weapons of Mass Deployment) Monday, June 7 | 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | Rm 352 Speakers: Jeremy Chapman, Michael Niehaus, Steve Campbell
WCL01-INT | How to Launch and Prepare Information Workers for Windows 7 Tuesday, June 8 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | Rm 352 Speakers: Anthony Smith, Steve Campbell
WCL07-INT | Meet the Deployment Guys Wednesday, June 9 | 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM | Rm 353 Speakers: Jeremy Chapman, Michael Niehaus, Steve Campbell
These interactive sessions are smaller and more intimate, allowing you to bring your own questions and drive the discussion however you see fit. The first session is designed to explore all the various Windows 7 deployment tools that are available, the second will focus on preparing users for the new Windows 7 features, while the last session should be open to any Windows and Office deployment topic.
In addition to these interactive sessions and the previous list of breakout sessions, also check out this session:
WCL205 | Windows 7 Deployment Tips from Early Adopters Tuesday, June 8 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Auditorium A Speakers: Baldwin Ng, Bruce Jones, Eric Craig, Jeremy Chapman, Juan Gaviria, Stephen Rose
That session will focus on the experiences of customers that are already deploying Windows 7 in their enterprises.
Because application compatibility is always a big concern for enterprises, you may also want to attend these:
WCL204 | What Everyone Should Know about Application Compatibility Monday, June 7 | 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | Auditorium C Speakers: Aaron Margosis, Chris Jackson
WCL319 | What You Need to Know about Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 Tuesday, June 8 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | Rm 387 Speakers: Chris Jackson, Matt Heller
WCL401 | Inside the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6: Finding, Testing, and Fixing Applications on Windows 7 Wednesday, June 9 | 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM | Rm 287 Speaker: Chris Jackson
WCL301 | Case of the App Compat Bug Wednesday, June 9 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM | Rm 295 Speaker: Aaron Margosis
See you in New Orleans.