Thursday, February 22, 2007

BDD 2007 Updated Components !

Your BDD workbench should give you the latest info:

Final versions of other deployment tools are now available! Use BDD 2007 to download, install and manage them via the component page.

Application compatibility Toolkit 5.0 - Analyze and mitigate your application compatibility issues.

Office Migration Planning Manager - A group of tools designed to help administrators during the planning and testing phases of a 2007 Microsoft Office system deployment.

Windows Vista Hardware Assessment - The newly released Windows Vista Hardware Assessment solution accelerator is an agentless assessment tool that makes it easier for customers and IT consultants to quickly assess their existing PCs' readiness for Windows Vista migration.

Volume Activation Management Tool – Automate and centrally manage the volume activation process using a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). VAMT can perform both MAK proxy and MAK independent activation of single or multiple remote computers running volume editions of Windows Vista at once.

Key Management Service (KMS) – Enable KMS on a Windows Server 2003 environment. KMS enables customers to host a local service within their environment which can be used by volume editions of Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Enterprise for activation.

KMS Management Pack for MOM 2005 – Monitor and report the health of the KMS hosts fulfilling the activation requests within their organization. System administrators can create alerts for conditions that could indicate KMS outages or impending problems