TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and OSD. (Level 300)
TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and OSD. (Level 300)
Event ID: 1032412443
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
Audience(s): IT Implem_IT Generalist.

Microsoft is the first enterprise organization to use Windows 7 on a large scale, and that includes deployments using the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment (OSD) feature. OSD provides administrators with a tool to create images that can be deployed to managed and unmanaged computers. The OSD user interface, and features such as driver management and the User State Migration Tool (USMT), have been significantly enhanced. Join subject matter experts from Microsoft IT as they share best practices. These include complex scenarios such as using OSD with Network Access Protection (NAP).


Presenters: Chris Adams, Microsoft IT Program Manager II, Microsoft Corporation and Cameron King, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Chris is a senior program manager at Microsoft focusing on platform technologies for the Client Management organization.  In past years, Chris spent 7 years focusing on IIS in such capacities as deployment, supportability, user interface, and core architecture with IIS product group (IIS 4, 5, 6, and 7.)  Chris’s recent focus, though, for the Client Management space is the Windows server platform, virtualization, performance, architecture, and deployments.  Chris has spent 12 years in IT & Software Engineering with various networking engineer, consultant, and the past 8 years at Microsoft building products or solutions.  Beyond his “day job”, Chris spends time working with his Management & Services peers in ConfigMgr, SCVMM, OpsMgr, and others product teams analyzing potential solutions for Microsoft IT and other Client Management customers.

Cameron King is an OSD engineer for Microsoft’s Desktop Management Service. Cameron started at Microsoft as a RIS and WDS administrator making OS deployment solutions available to all of Microsoft before moving into the Management Platforms & Service Delivery team and to his current role. He is responsible for evaluation, design, and standards for Microsoft’s Windows 7-OSD program, which leverages System Center Configuration Manager and includes PXE, driver management, and USMT. Cameron’s work experience also includes being a TAM and prior to joining Microsoft, he held technical roles at Netmanage and IBM.

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