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Plan for Windows 8.1

Learn how to inventory apps and hardware, assess compatibility, and conduct a successful pilot deployment of Windows 8.1. Not sure what a tool does? Hover over the link for an explanation.

Create an Application Inventory and Assess Compatibility

Tools:    Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)

Explore Deployment Options

Conduct a Pilot or Proof of Concept

Tools:    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)    |   Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Prepare for Deployment

Tools:    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)    |   Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Watch Demonstrations and Tutorials

The tools and methods used to pilot and deploy Windows 7 are the same tools used for Windows 8. Here are some videos to help you get a jump start on a pilot deployment of Windows 8.

Video screenshot Understanding MDT, WDS, MAP, ACT, SCCM, and USMT
See how using package-based imaging tools can save time and money over sector-based imaging.
  Video screenshot Getting Started with the Application Compatibility Toolkit
Find out how to use ACT to create an application inventory with initial compatibility findings.