Monthly Archives: August 2012

MDT 2012 Update 1 Released

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 is now available for download. It includes support for deploying Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, along with continued support for Windows 7, Office 2010, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. Michael Niehaus did a great session at TechEd NA 2012 covering some of the updates, but unfortunately, like most of the other Windows 8 content from that event, it has

Windows 8 Logo listings go live on August 23

There is now a date for the release of the hardware and software which has passed the Windows 8 logo requirements. This is good news for anyone who has been deferring a hardware purchase to see what has already achieved the logo. There have also been some usage guideline updates – as mentioned previously products shipping after July 31 could carry the logo if certified, but the logo can’t be used online or in print before September 1.

Windows Intune “Ask The Experts” Webcast Series

My good friends in the Microsoft Australia┬áPartner And Readiness team have organised two online events to help you get up to speed with Windows Intune. The first of these was delivered today by Paul Bourgeau, the World Wide Technical Lead for Windows Intune, one of my go to sources for all things Windows Intune. The recording of today’s session is available here. I’ve seen Paul in action a couple of times already and always learn something new. I encourage you

Bandwidth Savings With The Peer Distribution Service

One of the many new features introduced with the Windows Intune June 2012 release was the enablement of Peer Distribution of BITS content. While this is something that is usually thought of as being enabled by the combination of Active Directory, Group Policy and BrancheCache, Windows Intune is delivering this capability without any real infrastructure requirements, apart from having multiple client PCs with the same OS and app requirements on the same subnet. Enabling Peer Distribution You need to make


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