Windows Vista Deployment

Perhaps easy in the title should be replaced with easier. After all, deploying a new desktop operating system is still not as simple as a mere push of a button and it's still not a job to give to your grade school nephew. Easy is a relative term. However, with each new desktop operating system, […]

Perhaps easy in the title should be replaced with easier. After all, deploying a new desktop operating system is still not as simple as a mere push of a button and it's still not a job to give to your grade school nephew.

Easy is a relative term. However, with each new desktop operating system, the tools available to aid in the roll out get better and less complicated to use. Accessible information to help with deployments is more in-depth and application compatibility can be tested more completely. Companies planning Vista deployments have many resources and tools available to them. Unfortunately, there are a number of erroneous beliefs about Vista floating around, from no hardware drivers being available to needing to wait for the first service pack to deployment being quite difficult.

In this podcast, I'm joined by Robert Geller, Windows Client Product Manager at Microsoft Canada, and Warren Shiau, a Senior Associate with The Strategic Counsel. We talk about common Vista deployment myths, tools that are available today and best practices to ensure a smooth deployment. The podcast is available in both mp3 and wma formats. For more information on this podcast series, check out the IT Manager Podcast web page.

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