Hello IT Professionals,
Exactly a year back in May 2010 I had blogged about Microsoft PoC Jumpstart Kit v1.0 over here http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/archive/2010/05/01/proof-of-concept-jumpstart-kit-v1-0.aspx Everyone liked the PoC Kit offered by Microsoft. Now, we have released Microsoft Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v2.0.
The PoC Jumpstart provides resources to deploy a desktop PoC with Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8, and Application Virtualization with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technology. In this release of PoC Kit you will find the updated images of the following products to test drive to start your PoC in your organization.
This self-contained, self-service kit will help you complete a Proof-of -Concept (PoC) at your organization, allowing you to quickly evaluate the new Microsoft desktop technologies, including Windows 7, Office 2010 Pro Plus, Internet Explorer 8, and Application Virtualization with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technology App-V. It will also familiarize you with some of the important deployment tools provided by Microsoft to assist with your broader deployment efforts. This PoC is not meant to be comprehensive training mechanism but rather an introductory set of modules to familiarize you with tools and technologies.
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition – A platform that helps IT Professionals increase the flexibility and reliability of their server infrastructure.
• Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) – A tool to assess your hardware readiness for Windows 7 and Office 2010.
• Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) – A tool to assess your software readiness for Windows 7 and Office 2010.
• Microsoft Office Migration and Planning Manager (OMPM) – A tool to assess and upgrade Office versions and files.
• Microsoft Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) – A tool to assess Office add-ins.
• Microsoft Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI) – A tool guide remediation of Office VBA code.
• Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) – A tool guide management and customization of group policy settings
• Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – A tool to create, configure, and deploy custom images, applications, and components.
• Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial image – This evaluation edition forms the base image for deployment on client computers.
• Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 – Evaluation version – both MSI and App-V sequenced package.
• Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 – Evaluation version.
• Microsoft Project Professional 2010 – Evaluation version.
• Office 2010 with Application Virtualization – This system is deployed virtually to streamline and centralize operations.
• Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Edition – This database system is used to store tool results.
The PoC Jumpstart is intended to show you that an upgrade to new Microsoft Optimize Desktop technologies can be seamless, feasible, easy and cost-effective. The PoC Jumpstart will also shed light on the deployment process (tools and technologies) and give your organization confidence for undertaking a broader deployment motion. After completion of the PoC, you should have a test environment setup that will allow you to evaluate the various features of the Microsoft Optimized Desktop and help you make informed decisions to meet your business needs.