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11:30:00 AM


Are you tired of using a manual checklist to create new desktop images? Would you like to find a way to reduce desktop imaging and deployment costs while implementing best practices?

In this FREE 90-minute webcast, Microsoft Consulting Services and Virteva will share their desktop deployment processes and methodologies as well as lessons learned, covering the following topics.

1. Best Practices and Lessons Learned Performing OS Deployments
This session will use real world experiences, resolutions, and best practices to highlight the "best" process for implementing an automated deployment system. We will touch on the process for building and deploying your "gold" image including OS installation, driver management, updates management, managing user state, and dynamic application deployment.

2. Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS) Overview
We will describe this Microsoft Planning Service, which is used to develop a high-level plan and business case analysis for desktop deployments, including the methodology, deliverables, and benefits. DDPS can be utilized by any Microsoft customer and can also be paid for with vouchers from customers that have Microsoft Software Assurance benefits.

3. Microsoft Consulting Service’s Desktop Optimization through Vista and Office (DOVO) Process Overview
With Microsoft’s DOVO offering, you get prescriptive guidance to help choose and deliver the best deployment method and tools for common scenarios; perform attended and unattended installations; automate the deployment process, control policy and profile settings for desktop operating systems and applications; automate deployments for Office and other programs; and more. The information, tools, templates, and scripts come straight from the source, for the expertise you need to maximize the productivity of your desktop environment and reduce support costs.


Jarvis Davis- Senior ConfigMgr Consultant for Virteva
Jarvis is a skilled IT practitioner who has gained a broad range of experience in designing and implementing IT systems over the last 13+ years. His non-profit sector experience instilled the need to reduce costs by implementing solutions leveraging automation to minimize administrative and support staff all while providing higher business value. Jarvis recently presented this topic at the Microsoft Management Summit in April 2009.

Steve Campbell – Microsoft Consulting Services
Steve Campbell is an Architect in Microsoft Services focused on deployment and provisioning solutions. He has been involved in the development and delivery of deployment solutions and best practices at Microsoft for over 8 years. Steve works closely with Redmond-based product and solution accelerator teams in development, testing, training and documentation of Microsoft deployment technologies including the MDT/BDD, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), and User State Migration Tool (USMT).

Recommended Audiences: Technology Executives, IT Managers, IT Professionals, CIO, CTO, IT Directors, Solution Architects and Technical Decision Makers.

May 20, 2009
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Time Zone: Central
Welcome Time: 11:15 AM


Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 3:58 PM Twin Cities IT and Developer Events | Back to top

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I was gonna say, "Bryan Singer and millions of women across America, both." Across the world, really!
Hee, I have the closeup-of-Hugh-from-above shot as my desktop at work, and Hugh-between-rows-of-pill-bottles as my desktop at home!
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