P2V Migration for Software Assurance Explained

By now the announcements have gone out for the Beta, been blogged about and seen in other social networking channels, so I thought I would do something a bit more in depth on this for the Springboard Blog. A little (recent) history… In Fall of 2009 there was a perfect storm of tools and automation…

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Improving Your Image: Sector-Based, File-Based, and Sysprep - What Makes the Most Sense? Part 3: Deploy-time Build Automation and Recommendations

This is the third and final blog in the series . In the last blog, The Pros and Cons, I covered the main benefits and underlying drawbacks of file-based and sector-based core images. I intentionally stuck to core image files (the .WIM, .V2I, .GHO, .TIB, .VHD, etc. files themselves) and purposely left out the automation…

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Improving Your Image: Sector-Based, File-Based, and Sysprep - What Makes the Most Sense? Part 2: The Pros and Cons.

Welcome to blog number two in the series where we’ll look at file-based images versus sector-based images. We’ve already done the tools primer and defined the terms again in the last blog post. Now we actually get some real work done by comparing the “tried-and-true approach” of sector-based images that most of us (including me)…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 now available!

The new Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available for download! MAP 5.0 is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. This Solution Accelerator performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments and provides you with usage information…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 - Now Available!

Over the past few months, we have talked quite a bit about the MDT 2010 Beta (Your Adding Office 2010 to MDT 2010 Environment Questions Answered!, Your Building a LiteTouch Bootable USB Image Questions Answered!, and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 – Now in Beta Release!) We are very pleased to announce the the…

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