Microsoft adds support for Office 2010 via new Deployment Toolkit update
Now that Office 2010 has rolled out to business customers (as of last week), Microsoft is moving to add support for its new office suite to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) product.
Microsoft has released a beta of what it’s calling MDT 2010 Update 1
. New to Update 1 — in addition to Office 2010 support — is the ability for the ability for users to initiate and customize their own deployments using Configuration Manager, plus “enhancements” in Windows 7 driver
support (detection of each driver’s “true supported platforms”), and bug fixes. Here’s the link for MDT 2010 Update 1 for users interested in joining the beta
, which is available via the Microsoft Connect site.
MDT — a Microsoft Solution Accelerator with tools and accompanying guidance — is aimed primarily at customers doing large-scale deployments. A number of business users interested in Windows 7 have been waiting for Office 2010 to ship in order to only have to “touch once” PCs that be upgraded with both new products.