MDT 2012 Beta 1 is out

MDT 2012 Beta 1 is out, here are some of the new features:

Sign up and download the beta here: MDT 2012 Beta 1

  • Support for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2, including the new application model and user device affinity (UDA).  
  • Improved Lite Touch partitioning, supporting the preferred partition layouts described in the Windows Automated Installation Kit.  
  • Support in Lite Touch for deploying 64-bit Windows® to computers that support Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI) (without requiring compatibility support for legacy BIOS).  
  • New Lite Touch "Deploy to VHD" task sequence templates that support deploying a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 image into a virtual hard disk (VHD) file that can then be used for booting the OS ("boot from VHD").  
  • Added support for deploying Windows ThinPC and Windows POSReady 7.  
  • Improved Lite Touch wizard look and feel.  
  • Continued support for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and all operating systems supported by MDT 2010.  
  • Many bug fixes and other small improvements.

/ Johan

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