New! Version 2 of the Security Compliance Manager (SCM 2) Tool is Now Available for Download!

SCM 2 provides ready-to-deploy policies and DCM configuration packs based on Microsoft Security Guide recommendations and industry best practices, allowing you to easily manage configuration drift, and address compliance requirements for Windows operating systems and Microsoft applications. Download now!        Learn more Key features in SCM 2 include: Gold master support: Import and take advantage of…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Beta Now Available!!!

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Beta Beta review program now open! Join the MAP Toolkit 6.5 beta program   Simplify your cloud migration planning with MAP 6.5 Beta The journey to the cloud is now smoother than ever with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta. The MAP Toolkit’s new capabilities help…

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TechNet Webcast: Security Compliance Manager Can Simplify Security Baseline Management

Learn how to use Microsoft Security Compliance Manager as an end-to-end solution as you plan, deploy, and monitor the security baselines of Windows 7 in your customers’ environment. New features in Security Compliance Manager can reduce the time you help customers manage the security and compliance process for Windows 7. In addition to providing prescriptive,…

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On-Demand TechNet Webcast: Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (Level 200)

  If you missed this live webcast it is now available on-demand: TechNet Webcast: Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (Level 200) Learn how to quickly and cost effectively deploy Windows 7. Through a targeted demo and Q&A with the experts, see how Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) can ease your deployment process by updating…

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TechNet Webcast: Security Compliance Manager Can Simplify Security Baseline Management (Level 200) Thursday, March 03, 2011 10:00 AM PST

Join me on Thursday, March 03, 2011 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time and learn how to use Microsoft Security Compliance Manager as an end-to-end solution as you plan, deploy, and monitor the security baselines of Windows 7 in your customers’ environment. New features in Security Compliance Manager can reduce the time you help customers manage…

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TechNet Webcast: Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (Level 200) Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:00 AM PST

Join me on Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time to learn how to quickly and cost effectively deploy Windows 7. Through a targeted demo and Q&A with the experts, see how Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) can ease your deployment process by updating Deployment Workbench, a tool administrators use to build and manage…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) 5.5 is Here!!!

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a powerful inventory, assessment and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations and virtualization without the use of any software agents. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop…

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New security baselines and setting packs for Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 2010, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8

  The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the release of new resources that you can use in combination with the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool: the Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline and the Office 2010 Security Baseline, and setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Together with the tool,…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Beta Now Available

Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5 Beta. Simplify planning for upgrade or migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5 Beta. This multifaceted tool is now even better—with assessment for easier migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure, heterogeneous database discovery (of MySQL, Oracle…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Wizard Editor

    If you’re doing Windows 7 deployments with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 and you want to do some customizations to the deployment wizard, here is a great tool to simplify the task of “…editing the wizard XML manifest files used by the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.” http://mdtwizardeditor.codeplex.com/

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