That’s right. We’re coming to a town near you.
“Or at least near me if I live near one of the cities listed below?”
Well, yeah.. But anyway, we know that there are a lot of you who are just starting or still wondering about deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 to your businesses, so we’re very excited to be bringing you some free live events on those very important subjects.
Here’s what you can expect if you come to one (this text is from the registration page):
Join your Microsoft IT Evangelists for a free, half-day Firestarter event and hear firsthand how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows® 7. See how to quickly get up and migrating both Windows 7 and Office 2010 with simple deployment tools, then exploring advanced deployment scenarios using the MDT 2010.
Session 1: Can We Bust This Myth? “It’s impossible to upgrade a Windows XP computer to Windows 7”
In this fun, interactive session, we’ll outline the available methods for moving your Windows XP machine to Windows 7 – while maintaining user data and settings and ensuring required applications are installed in the process. Can we bust this myth in 75 minutes or less? Join us and see for yourself!
Session 2: Free Quick and Dirty Deployment Tools
If you’re a tech of action and want to move now this session will show you how to get your hand dirty with free Microsoft deployment tools.
- Planning: When planning your migration to Microsoft Windows 7 & Office 2010, specific knowledge about each PC on the network and its readiness for migration is essential. Here we will show you the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit which gathers essential infrastructure information to answer the question “Are my PCs ready for Windows 7 & Office 2010?”
- Office 2010 Customization: After you create a network installation point, but before you install Office 2010, you can use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to create a Setup customization file which enables unattended custom installations.
- Quick and Dirty Imaging: In this section we detail how to create and use the ultimate technician deployment tool. That’s right the bootable USB drive with imaging tools. These tools enable you to sit at a machine and take or deploy an image at will.
Session 3: Automate your Windows 7 deployment using the MDT 2010
You don’t have a handful of machines to deploy, you have hundreds – and you want to automate the process. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit offers a configuration database that enables methodological automation of deployment configurations, allowing you to automatically assign properties based on target computer locations, makes and models, plus computer values. Take a deeper look at this MDT 2010 capability
|October 12, 2010||Milwaukee, WI||Brian Lewis|
|October 14, 2010||Indianapolis, IN||Brian Lewis|
|October 19, 2010||Grand Rapids, MI||Matt Hester|
|October 20, 2010||Detroit, MI||Matt Hester|
|October 26, 2010||Dallas, TX||John Weston|
|October 26, 2010||Cleveland, OH||Matt Hester|
|October 28, 2010||Austin, TX||John Weston|
|October 28, 2010||St. Louis, MO||Kevin Remde|
|November 2, 2010||Cincinnatti, OH||Matt Hester|
|November 2, 2010||Omaha, NE||Kevin Remde|
|November 3, 2010||Baton Rouge, LA||John Weston|
|November 3, 2010||Madison, WI||Brian Lewis|
|November 3, 2010||Cedar Rapids, IA||Kevin Remde|
|November 4, 2010||Des Moines, IA||Kevin Remde|
|November 9, 2010||Tulsa, OK||John Weston|
|November 9, 2010||Chicago, IL||Brian Lewis|
|November 11, 2010||Oshkosh, WI||Brian Lewis|
|November 15, 2010||Columbus, OH||Matt Hester|
|November 16, 2010||Minneapolis, MN||Kevin Remde|
|November 17, 2010||Nashville, TN||Matt Hester|
|November 18, 2010||Louisville, KY||Matt Hester|
|November 18, 2010||Overland Park, KS||Kevin Remde|
|December 1, 2010||Houston, TX||John Weston|
Will I see you there?