Every day this week long-time Springboard technical contributor and Windows deployment insider, Jeremy Chapman, will post a blog about how to think about Windows 7 deployment projects.  We debated on making this a whitepaper or a feature article, but to keep things less formal, we went with a multimedia blog series. This series won't just cover steps to publish images in your Windows Deployment Services environments, instead it goes much broader into the major steps of deployment all-up; from figuring out what applications and hardware you have to migrating files, managing applications, building images, incorporating drivers and automating stuff end-to-end. Jeremy has been a veteran member of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit team and while he won't be posting the classic "1500 pages" of how-to content, he will stay on his quest for the elusive and often escalated-for "one-page paper" to migrate enterprise customers from Windows XP to Windows 7. Let's see if he can do it!

Part 1 is already up and parts 2-5 are coming each day this week:

  1. The "One-Pager" for Moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 (Overview)
  2. Migrating User Files and Settings from Windows XP to Windows 7
  3. Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployment
  4. Choosing and Image Strategy and Building Windows 7 System Images
  5. Automating the migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 End-to-End

Subscribe to the RSS feed or check back for the rest this week. If you are coming to TechEd Europe next week, Jeremy will be delivering multiple sessions on Windows deployment and application compatibility. Please let us know what you think about these blogs, the longer multimedia format and whether you would like to see other topics covered.

 As always, thanks for reading and I hope to see some of you next week at TechEd!

 Stephen Rose