Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta is available!

For those who didn’t read it on Twitter, Facebook or mail yet, MDT 2012 B1 is available for download! Some of the best things that are mentioned in the release notes, are that it supports ConfigMgr 2012 B2 and also still supports ConfigMgr 2007 SP2! Besides that it also supports the deployment of ALL operating systems from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 until now. So it only delivers extra’s! For more information, read here the mail of Microsoft Connect:

Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MDT beta review program. We hope you’ll take the time to preview and provide feedback on MDT 2012 Beta 1.

Download the beta materials on Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=8689

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. For Lite Touch installations, MDT 2012 improves the overall client-side user experience, while also providing behind-the-scenes enhancements for partitioning, UEFI, and user state migration. These features, combined with many small enhancements, bug fixes, and a smooth and simple upgrade process, make MDT 2012 Beta 1 more reliable and flexible than ever.

Key Benefits:

  • Fully leverages the capabilities provided by System Center Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment.
  • Improved Lite Touch user experience and functionality.
  • A smooth and simple upgrade process for all existing MDT users.

Tell us what you think!
We value your input. Download the beta on Connect and tell us what you think!Please submit your feedback through Connect and direct any support questions you may have to satfdbk@microsoft.com.

Availability
This program is now open. The beta review period will run through August 2011.

Tell your friends
To join the beta review program for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012, visit Microsoft Connect:
https://connect.microsoft.com/site14

Learn more
Visit the MDT home page: http://www.microsoft.com/MDT

Get the latest news straight from the MDT team: http://blogs.technet.com/mniehaus/

MDT works with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit and Security Compliance Manager to help you plan, securely deploy, and manage new Microsoft technologies—easier, faster, and at less cost. Learn more at http://www.microsoft.com/solutionaccelerators.

Thank you for your interest in the development of MDT. We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Sincerely,
Solution Accelerators MDT Team
Microsoft Corporation

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