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Interview with Mikael Nystrom (Part 1 of 2) « The Realm of the Verbal Processor

 

While at TechEd North America earlier this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mikael Nystrom from TrueSec. I knew very little about Mikael before sitting down with him, and it ended up being a very fun interview. It also ended up being over an hour long! Below is the first half of the interview. Enjoy!

Interview with Mikael Nystrom (Part 1 of 2) « The Realm of the Verbal Processor

The Geeks Guides for MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 OS Deployments are here

I’m finally done with my MDT 2010 Deployment CD…

After spending a good few hours about every evening for more than three weeks now, I'm truly excited to bring you the MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 version of my free Deployment CD. Version 2.0 if you will.

This second Deployment CD has the following detailed Step-by-step Guides and Video Tutorials:

MDT 2010 Lite Touch Deployments (deployment without ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 R2, just the free tools)

- LTI01 – Installing the server for MDT 2010 Lite Touch

- LTI02 – Creating a Windows 7 reference image using Lite Touch

- LTI03 – Deploying a Windows 7 image using Lite Touch

- LTI04 – Dynamic Settings, creating and using the deployment database

MDT 2010 Zero Touch Deployments (deployment with ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 R2)

- ZTI01 – Installing the server for MDT 2010 Zero Touch and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

- ZTI02 – Creating a Windows 7 reference image using ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

- ZTI03 – Deploying a Windows 7 image using ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

- ZTI04 – Dynamic Settings, creating and using the deployment database

Additional Presentations

- E01 – New features in MDT 2010

- E02 – Upgrading MDT 2008 to MDT 2010

- E03 – Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7

1. Please send me feedback – What's good, What's bad, What's missing, Whatever…

2. Spread the word about these guides in the community and with friends, send people to the www.deploymentcd.com  site, so that they can sign up for their very own (free) copy.

3. Register for a free download at www.deploymentcd.com

Regards / Johan

The “official” word has gone out about the MMS 2008 Hands-on Lab Walkthrough DVD

I just received an email today concerning what we’ve been chatting about for the past couple days.  It’s not a secret any longer.  Here it is:

Dear MMS 2008 Attendee,

We are pleased to inform you that additional collateral has been created and is being sent to you.  The MMS 2008 Hands-on Lab Walkthrough DVD contains video recordings of the most popular Hands-on Lab topics offered during the event with an audio commentary, allowing you to review the labs with a step-by-step commentary explaining the key procedures covered. In addition, the DVD contains soft copies of the Hands-on Lab manuals used at the event.

This e-mail serves as confirmation that your MMS 2008 Hands-on Lab Walkthrough DVD set has been shipped and you should be receiving it within 1-2 weeks (International locations may take longer).  The DVD set has been sent via the U.S. Postal Service to the address included with your registration information.  

If you do not receive your DVD set within the specified time, please e-mail MMS2008HOL@paragongroup.com for further assistance.

Thanks again for your participation in MMS 2008!

MMS 2008 Team

The “secret” MMS 2008 Hands-on Lab Walkthrough DVD

The DVD that showed up in my mailbox this weekend was a surprise to me, as it has turned out to be a surprise to others who attended MMS 2008.  Apparently, it was also a surprise to some folks at Microsoft, too.  Not that it showed up, but that it showed up AHEAD of schedule.  Since the DVD shipped AHEAD of schedule there was no chance for a major build-up about this DVD release.

The DVD is the result of a secret project that Microsoft has been working on for a while.  The DVD is a culmination of the most popular labs from MMS, with scripted manuals in the format similar to the breakout recordings.

The idea was that while not providing the full hands-on experience, it can at least provide some of the key lessons in a lab. 

The benefits are that:

  • They can be easily shared
    • No issues with massive VHD files and product licenses
  • They take less time to complete
    • The hourglass time has been edited out
    • No time wasted reading instructions
    • o Some 75 minute labs take only 15 minutes to walk-through

Take some time to check it out when you receive it and drop me a line to let me know what you think:  rodtrent@myITforum.com.  The MMS folks at Microsoft are needing your feedback so they can improve on this offering for MMS 2009.