When I started blogging five years ago there were not many great blogs out there and twitter was just emerging from its egg. It was hard to find good information on deployment. However things have changed, there is a vibrant community of deployment experts out there who are only too willing to share their expertise. The key channels that they use are blogs, twitter and the deployment forums. With this in mind I thought I would create an index of the resources that I use out there, it is certainly not an exhaustive list but hopefully you find it useful.
There are great number of deployment blogs that are worth following, here is a selection of the blogs I follow.
|Johan Arwidmark||All round Deployment Guru and MVP|
|Mikael Nystrom||Deployment Bunny - The name says it all, also an MVP|
|Michael Niehaus||Mr. MDT|
|Chris Nackers||ConfigMgr MVP who should really be a deployment MVP|
|Xtreme Consulting||A team of deployment experts including Keith Garner|
|Maik Koster||Web Service Magician and Deployment MVP|
|MDT Team Blog||The official “mouthpiece” of the MDT team|
|The App Compat Guy||Chris Jackson - the guru of all things related to capability, what else can I say?|
|A new blog from Andrew Barnes with lots of great information|
Mr. AutoIT - A great source of information about deployment
A French deployment blog by Yannick Pavonil
These days I get most of my knowledge in 140 character increments. The following list tends to feature the same “characters” from the blogs but is definitely worth following them for alerts to new blog posts and much more great information.
Blogs and twitter really help with learning about deployment but what if you need help with your problem? Well the best place to go is the Technet Microsoft Deployment Toolkit forum. This is were a lot of deployment gurus “hang out” and they are always willing to help with your questions.
This post was contributed by Ben Hunter, an Architect with Microsoft Services