We have some new Solution Accelerators available that will help you with your Windows 7 deployment projects. But first what are Solution Accelerators? Well first of all they are free! You might be familiar with some of the popular accelerators such as MDT 2010 and MAP 4.0. Essentially they are free tools and guidance that you help you with planning and deployment and to solve common IT problems. I’ve found that they often come with great tools and excellent documentation to help you solve common issues. But of course we are always releasing new ones so check out these two I just found out about. I also thought it would be great to hear your feedback on these accelerators. Do you use them? Is the content good? Either post a comment against this post or click on the survey button on the right.
Configuration Manager Dashboard Beta
The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets you stay on top of application and operating system deployments, security updates, computer health status, and IT compliance with key regulations with an easy to use, customizable dashboard. Join the beta.
Security Compliance Manager
Take an early look at the future of security baseline management. This program is now open; join the beta review program, and provide your feedback to help the security team build this tool to best meet your needs.
Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide – Microsoft App-V 4.6 Guide
The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 provides actionable guidance for planning your application virtualization infrastructure. The guide now includes information on how App-V supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including such features as BranchCache, support for 64-bit clients, and server-sizing data.
Learn more about IPD for App-V 4.6.
Download this virtualization guidance.
DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant
Are you using DirectAccess or planning a deployment soon? Lower the cost of supporting mobile users and significantly improve their connectivity experience with the Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA). I’m going to be adding this to my Direct Access demo environment because it is so useful to know at a glance whether DA is working correctly.
Learn more about DCA.
Download the DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant.