About Show #387
Richard chats with deployment master and control freak Johan Arwidmark about the latest on Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013. Johan discusses MDT first, talking about how much power actually exists in this free tool from Microsoft - you can start with light-touch deployment, but it's equally capable of doing zero-touch when you really want to scale. And MDT works nicely alongside the pay-product System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. You want both! Johan also talks about where PowerShell fits into the picture for deployment as well as Microsoft InTune. And check out the great notes from Johan and Kent Agerlund for optimal configuration of Configuration Manager!
Johan Arwidmark is a consultant and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and Tech·Ed around the world. He is also actively involved in deployment communities like deploymentresearch.com and myitforum.com, and has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Enterprise Client Management. Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple Real World scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Solutions, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and SCCM.