It’s a big day! …and not just musically!

The Beatles Rockband Sure.. today is a big day for Beatles fans.  (My wife is out right now picking up the pre-ordered deluxe Rockband set.)  And I’m not sure if I want to pay extra money for re-mastered “mono” recordings, when God gave me two perfectly good ears.  (PS – I also enjoy colorized B&W movies.***)

Also, at this moment, Steve Jobs is on stage talking up new iTunes features that sound suspiciously like features that a ZunePass and Windows 7 homegroups will give you.

But – Hey!  Let’s talk deployment!

Microsoft yesterday RTW’d (Released to Web) the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010.  (MDT 2010)  This is the version that is all set and ready to support the deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available, as well as release notes and documentation.


or visit the page for more documentation and news around all-things-deployment.

“What’s new?”

Here’s the text from the download page:

Deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits:
  • Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance.
  • Reduced deployment time and standardized desktop and server images, along with improved security and ongoing configuration management.
  • Fully automated Zero Touch Installation deployments by leveraging System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate and Windows deployment tools. For those without a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure, MDT leverages Windows deployment tools for Lite Touch Installation deployments.

What’s New in MDT 2010
Improvements to the newest version of MDT allow you to:

  • Access deployment shares from anywhere on the network and replicate files and settings across organizational boundaries or sites.
  • Organize and manage drivers, operating systems, applications, packages, and task sequences with an improved UI.
  • Automate UI functionality using the Windows PowerShell command line interface.

Go get it!

***Just Kidding

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