Microsoft has made available for testing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta and it can be downloaded from Microsoft Connect. MDT 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
For Lite Touch installations, MDT 2012 improves the overall client-side user experience, while also providing behind-the-scenes enhancements for partitioning, UEFI, and user state migration. These features, combined with many small enhancements, bug fixes, and a smooth and simple upgrade process, make MDT 2012 Beta 1 more reliable and flexible than ever.
Key benefits includes:
– Fully leverages the capabilities provided by System Center Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment.
– Improved Lite Touch user experience and functionality.
– A smooth and simple upgrade process for all existing MDT users.
MDT 2012 Beta 1 runs through August 2011.
Visit Microsoft Connect (Windows Live ID required) for download and participation in the Beta Program.