Vista/Office Deployment Day

Vista/Office Deployment Day

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My team just gave two successful all-day sessions to Gold Partners on the tools and best practices for Deploying Vista and Office, and I wanted to share with everyone a collection of useful links relating to the tools we covered:

Microsoft Deployment Guidance

Windows Vista Deployment Enhancements
Windows Vista Deployment Step by Step Guide
Windows Vista Migration Step-by-Step Guide
Windows Deployment Services Update Step-by-Step Guide

Business Desktop Deployment 2007 (BDD)

User State Migration Tool

USMT Download link
USMT Resource Kit
USMT documentation
What is new in USMT 3.0
What does USMT3.0 migrate?

Windows PE
Windows PE 2.0 for Windows Vista Overview
TechNet: Getting Ready for Windows PE 2.0
How to create a custom startup WinPE CD-ROM in Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) for System Builders
Windows Preinstallation at Windows Hardware Development Central (WHDC)          

ImageX and System Image Manager (SIM)

ImageX and WIM image format
System Image Manager
Windows SIM Technical Reference
Windows Automated Installation Kit
Imaging and Desktop Engineering

Office 2007

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 Product Guide
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 2007 File Formats

2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF  
2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as XPS  

Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Microsoft Windows Deployment Services
Windows Vista Deployment Enhancements
MSDN WDS Library
Windows Deployment Services Update Step-by-Step Guide