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Tools for Windows 7 Deployment: Release Candidate of the MDT 2010 now available!

MDT 2010 RC on Connect. Yesterday the Microsoft Deployment Team announced on their blog the availability of the Release Candidate for the newest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – MDT 2010.

“Where do I get it?”

You get it on the Connect site (connect.microsoft.com).  Specifically:


“What’s new?”

This is the version of the MDT that will support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment.  Also mentioned on the connect site, “flexible driver management, optimized transaction process, and access to distribution shares from any location to simplify deployment and make your job easier.”

“Sounds good?  But what will this product cost when it’s released?”

Nothing.  Nada.  Zilch.  Zero.  Absolutely FREE.

UPDATE: “When will it be officially released?”

I just heard that the only thing we can say publically is that we’re shooting for late September.

“This year?”

Of course.  And shut up. 

Have you used the MDT yet?  Have you got a light-touch deployment created?  How about zero-touch?