"We are pleased to announce the RC1 release and new name for the
fourth generation deployment Solution Accelerator, Microsoft
Deployment. The current generation of automated deployment tools from
Microsoft is increasingly unified; the same tools, utilities and
products in many cases offer support and functionality for desktop and
server deployment tasks. Following the trend of unified tools, the
Business Desktop Deployment team has incorporated new functionality and
guidance to support automated server deployment in addition to desktop
deployment capabilities. This expanded feature set, with its guidance
and ability to automate installation of Windows client and server
operating systems – as well as applications – has effectively outgrown
the current name, Business Desktop Deployment. Previous Beta releases
have been using the code name “Deployment 4” to refer to Microsoft
Deployment before the name was finalized.
is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It
unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server
deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance.
Microsoft Deployment adds integration with current Microsoft deployment
technologies – System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Windows
Deployment Services, and the Windows Automated Installation Kit – to
create a single path for image creation and automated installation.
Microsoft Deployment adds integration with recently released Microsoft
deployment technologies to create a single path for image creation and
- System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment
- Windows Automated Installation Kit
- Windows Deployment Services with new multicast technology
- Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
- User State Migration Tool 3.0.1
- 2007 Office system
- Windows Server 2008 Server Manager for automated server role definition
release candidate also offers an enhanced Microsoft Connect portal
including technical frequently asked questions, deployment tips and
tricks, a recommended 10-step program for new users to quickly get
acquainted with deployment accelerators, customer-ready Solution
Accelerator informational materials, and deployment-related conference
presentations. Microsoft Deployment is available as an open beta
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