Three Deployment & Planning Tips! (MAP, MDT & SCM)

Determine Windows 8 readiness with MAP 7.0 Beta

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta is now available! MAP 7.0 helps you to assess the readiness of your environment for deploying Windows 8 in your machines. The Windows adoption feature performs a hardware assessment against the recommended system requirements for Windows 8 and provides recommendations about which machines meet Win 8 system requirements and which machines require upgrades. Key benefits include a migration assessment report and proposal to help you understand the scope of migration opportunity for Windows 8, along with an inventory of desktop computers, deployed operating systems, and applications.

· Join the MAP 7.0 Beta.

· Learn more about the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit.

Ensure a secure Windows Server 2012 Beta deployment with MDT 2012!

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is now available for download! MDT 2012 provides support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 Beta, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager releases. MDT 2012 fully leverages the capabilities provided by Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment. The latest version of MDT offers new User-Driven Installation components and extensibility for Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012. You now also have the ability to migrate MDT 2012 task sequences from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

Secure cloud deployment from the start with new baselines from SCM 2.5!

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 2.5 (SCM 2.5) is now available for download! Windows Server baselines include a Hyper-V baseline which addresses secure cloud deployment. SCM 2.5 provides ready-to-deploy policies and DCM configuration packs that are tested and fully supported. Our product baselines are based on Microsoft Security Guide recommendations and industry best practices, allowing users to manage configuration drift, address compliance requirements, and reduce security threats.

Comments (1)

  1. A great collection of starting points! Thanks!

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