[MDT] Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 - Now in Beta Release!

I saw this over on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog so thought I’d share it here:

Deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 quickly and reliably—while boosting user satisfaction.

If you’re making the move to Windows 7 and Office 2010, you need tools and guidance to help deploy Windows and Office quickly—and do it right the first time. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1 Beta includes new features like Office 2010 support, the ability for users to initiate and customize their own deployments using Configuration Manager, key enhancements in driver support, and much more.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 Beta – Benefits

The MDT 2010 Update 1 Beta provides organizations with the following benefits:

· Save time and money deploying Office 2010: Customers can now use MDT 2010’s comprehensive tools and guidance to efficiently manage large-scale deployments of Microsoft Office 2010.

· Respond more effectively to user needs: MDT 2010 Update 1 includes a “User-Driven Installation” (UDI) deployment method that leverages Configuration Manager. An easy-to-use UDI Wizard allows users to initiate and customize an OS deployment on their PC that’s tailored to their individual needs.

· More reliable driver installation: MDT 2010 Update 1 boosts the reliability of the driver installation process by detecting each driver’s true supported platforms.

These features, combined with many bug fixes and other improvements, make MDT 2010 Update 1 more reliable and flexible than ever.

Next Steps

· Join the MDT Update 1 Beta. (Live ID required.)

· Learn more about MDT 2010 by visiting the MDT site on TechNet.

· Ask questions, post answers, and share your insights in the MDT Forum.”

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Read the complete post at http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/cliffs_blog/archive/2010/05/19/mdt-microsoft-deployment-toolkit-2010-update-1-now-in-beta-release.aspx

Published Wednesday, May 19, 2010 4:18 AM by Cliff Hobbs - FAQShop.com and Microsoft MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS
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