Registration Now: TechNet Events Windows 7 Deployment Firestarter

header_rev_center Happy Monday one and all!  I am VERY Pleased to announce Registration is Open for our Windows 7 Deployment Series!  The first event starts October 12th, with my good friend and teammate Brian Lewis, so register below now!   We are going to look at great and easy ways to Deploy Windows 7

Agenda (Description Below Registration Links):

  • 8:00am       Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30am       Session 1 – Can We Bust This Myth? "Its impossible to upgrade a Windows XP computer to Windows 7"
  • 9:45am       Break
  • 10:00am     Session 2 – Free Quick and Dirty Deployment Tools
  • 11:00am     Break
  • 11:15am     Session 3 – Automate your Windows 7 deployment using the MDT 2010
  • 12:30 am    End

Click on the links below to register:



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Milwaukee, WI

October 12, 2010

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October 20, 2010

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October 26, 2010

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October 26, 2010

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October 28, 2010

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October 28, 2010

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November 2, 2010

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November 2, 2010

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November 3, 2010

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November 3, 2010

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November 3, 2010

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November 9, 2010

Chicago, IL

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November 11, 2010

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November 16, 2010

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November 17, 2010

Louisville, KY

November 18, 2010

Overland Park, KS

November 18, 2010

Houston, TX

December 1, 2010


Join your Microsoft IT Evangelists for a free, half-day Firestarter event and hear firsthand how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows® 7. See how to quickly get up and migrating both Windows 7 and Office 2010 with simple deployment tools, then exploring advanced deployment scenarios using the MDT 2010.

Session 1: Can We Bust This Myth? "Its impossible to upgrade a Windows XP computer to Windows 7"
In this fun, interactive session, we’ll outline the available methods for moving your Windows XP machine to Windows 7 – while maintaining user data and settings and ensuring required applications are installed in the process. Can we bust this myth in 75 minutes or less? Join us and see for yourself!

Session 2: Free Quick and Dirty Deployment Tools
If you’re a tech of action and want to move now this session will show you how to get your hand dirty with free Microsoft deployment tools.  Planning: When planning your migration to Microsoft Windows 7 & Office 2010, specific knowledge about each PC on the network and its readiness for migration is essential. Here we will show you the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit which gathers essential infrastructure information to answer the question “Are my PCs ready for Windows 7 & Office 2010?”   Office 2010 Customization: After you create a network installation point, but before you install Office 2010, you can use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to create a Setup customization file which enables unattended custom installations. Quick and Dirty Imaging: In this section we detail how to create and use the ultimate technician deployment tool. That’s right the bootable USB  drive with imaging tools. These tools enable you to sit at a machine and take or deploy an image at will.

Session 3: Automate your Windows 7 deployment using the MDT 2010
You don’t have a handful of machines to deploy, you have hundreds – and you want to automate he process. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit offers a configuration database that enables methodological automation of deployment configurations, allowing you to automatically assign properties based on target computer locations, makes and models, plus computer values. Take a deeper look at this MDT 2010 capability and learn how it can simplify your organization’s deployments.

For more information or to register, visit >   OR CALL 1-877-MSEVENT.

Comments (2)

  1. Sean Thompson says:

    Is it bad form to just come in for the third session? I'm already very familiar with MAP and OCT but I'm not familiar with MDT.

  2. Matt Hester says:

    I would not say bad form, but I always like folks to come for the whole time if they can, it is also about getting to know other folks in the IT Pro community.