BDD 2007 Released

See Manu Namboodiri’s announcement on the Windows Vista blog for the full details. For those of you who tested out the beta and release candidate versions of BDD 2007 and provided feedback, thank you for assistance.


BDD 2007 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is now available for download on Microsoft Connect. BDD 2007 provides end-to-end guidance and automation for large scale deployment of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System. BDD 2007 RC1 is feature complete and has been updated to support the released version of the User State…


TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona

It’s the first major conference since the release of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System, so it should be an interesting show. I’ll do my part.  I have a full day of preconference sessions on Monday, and seven other sessions throughout the week. If you’re in Barcelona this week, be sure to look me…


Counting down the days to Windows Vista

Soon enough, it will be here.  Are you prepared?  If you want to read more about Windows Vista, check out this month’s TechNet Magazine, available online at  I have an article in this issue, entitled 10 Things You Need to Know about Deploying Windows Vista.  I hope it gives you some things to think…


TechNet webcast on Friday, September 29

Interested in deploying Windows Vista or the 2007 Office system?  You can listen and watch my TechNet webcast Friday, September 29.  The details:   Title: TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System Using BDD 2007 (Level 300) Date/Time: 9/29/2006 9:30 AM Pacific Duration: 90 minutes Presenter: Michael Niehaus Attendee Registration URL:…


BDD 2007 Beta 2 has been released

We’ve been busy adding capabilities into BDD 2007 Beta 2, now available for download.  See the full announcement below. -Michael Niehaus BDD 2007 Developer Systems Design Engineer Core Infrastructure Solutions   BDD 2007 Beta Updated for Windows Vista RC1 Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 Beta 2 is now available for download on Microsoft Connect. BDD 2007 provides end-to-end guidance…