Windows 8.1 Deployment Jump Start

Do you want to deploy Windows 8.1 the "right way"? Find out how to avoid deployment pitfalls and how to streamline the process with a team of experts, including a key Developer of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Benefit from their real-life experience with early adopters, in this recorded session with live Q&A. They start with the basics and then dive deep to teach you how to plan, configure, and manage client deployment to Windows-based computers in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and the MDT. Get tips on saving time and money by automating some (if not all) of the process. Why learn the hard way? Join us to find out more.

Course Outline:

  • OS Deployment Scenarios
  • OS Deployment Tools Overview
  • Overview of Windows ADK 8.1 and WDS
  • Introduction to the MDT 2013
  • Identify, Build, and Test Master Images
  • Import Master Images
  • Create Deployment Task Sequences
  • Enable Dynamic Deployment (Rules)
  • Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Instructor Team
​Ben Hunter | Microsoft ​Senior Product Marketing Manager
Ben Hunter is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Windows Commercial. He is a Kiwi who has worked across continents—in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States—as an IT professional for the past 18 years. He joined Microsoft New Zealand eight years ago as an infrastructure consultant. He then moved to Redmond to serve as a Lead Architect for the Microsoft Consulting Services worldwide client solution team. For the last two years, Ben worked with early adopters of Windows 8 and 8.1. He is now responsible for management of the worldwide Windows IT pro community, managing the technical content on the Springboard Series on TechNet, managing the Windows IT PRO MVPs, the Springboard Insider Newsletter, the Windows Springboard Team Blog, and the Springboard Technical Experts Panel (STEP) program.
Michael Niehaus | Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager | @mniehaus
Michael Niehaus is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, Windows RT, and Windows manageability needs. Prior to joining the Windows Commercial team, he was a longtime Program Manager and Developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Michael joined Microsoft in 2004 after spending 14 years working in enterprise IT.
​Johan Arwidmark | Microsoft MVP and Chief Technical Architect at Knowledge Factory | @jarwidmark
Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technical Architect with Knowledge Factory. He is a consultant, author, and all-around geek specializing in enterprise Windows deployment solutions. His areas of expertise include: enterprise Windows deployment tools and solutions, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and Configuration Manager.

Johan speaks around the world at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd. He is also actively involved in communities like and, and he has been awarded MVP for seven years.
Mikael Nystrom | Microsoft MVP and Senior Executive Consultant at TrueSec | @mikael_nystrom
Mikael is a Senior Executive Consultant at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He works in-depth with System Center suite, virtualization, Cloud and OS deployment. Mikael is a very popular instructor, is frequently used by Microsoft for partner training, and speaks at major conferences such as TechEd, MMS, and TechDays. He also spends time in communities, like Mikael has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for more than eight years. The last year Mikael has been involved in the TAP for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.
Live Event Details
March 12, 2014
9:00am-1:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT Pro

Solid understanding on imaging, drivers, applications and deploying Windows in general.