Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal from Springboard Series Team

Get helpful tips and tricks from Bytes by TechNet host Keith Combs and Senior Community Manager Stephen Rose on how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to create a technical proof of concept to help you see how Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010-as part of the Microsoft Optimized Desktop-will work in your environment.

I am Speaking in TechNet Webcasts – Windows Optimized Desktop Strategy

TechNet webcasts for IT Professionals are 90-minute interactive sessions with experts on various technologies ranging from Windows 7, Windows Server, SQL Server, Virtualization, Visio and SharePoint. As a part of this program, I will be doing a session today on Windows Optimized Desktop Strategy. Register for this webcast here.

What’s New in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) v.Next

System Center Configuration Manager v.Next features a powerful and flexible user-centric management tool, allowing people to be able to seamlessly access their data from virtually anywhere, across multiple device types while providing IT with unified management tools and centralized control.

I got my MVP Award ‘again’ in Setup and Deployment

It feels great to share this information with you all. I’ ve been awarded Microsoft MVP again this year in the Stream of ‘Setup and Deployment’. This would be my third consecutive year as an MVP. Special thanks to all my friends, readers, session attendees, MS Product Teams, MVP Program and my Organization for the constant support and encouragement.

Download Windows 7 & Office 2010 Deployment Proof of Concept (PoC) Jump Start Kit

This Jumpstart kit from Springboard Series provides Technical guidance to help you explore and test Windows 7, Office 2010, and Internet Explorer 8 (as well as virtualization options with App-V), Video demonstrations and tutorials and Quick links to related deployment tools.

Download SuperFlow for Operating System Deployment via Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)

The SuperFlow provides step-by-step information about how to configure the enterprise network to support Configuration Manager PXE service point deployments. It then describes the steps from creating the deployment package until the operating system deployment task sequence begins to run on the client computer.

Webinar: Best Practices for Building Installation in Visual Studio 2010

Learn best practices for building reliable Windows Installer (MSI) installations inside the Visual Studio 2010 interface. This Webinar also explains how the world’s top software companies build reliable MSI installations inside Visual Studio 2010 using InstallShield.

Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable – Plan, Test and Assess Windows 7 Deployment

In this Virtual Round Table on April 29th, Mark Russinovich will be joined by a panel of IT professionals who are currently in the piloting and deployment process, along with Microsoft subject matter experts who can speak in depth about the process of planning, testing, assessing and rolling out Windows 7 in an enterprise.

Download SuperFlow for Configuring Software Updates and Deployment

SuperFlow provides information that helps you to prepare for and deploy software updates after you configure the software updates infrastructure and synchronize software updates. It also provides detailed steps that help you to plan for and configure software updates at a site.