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TechNet Magazine: July 2011

Editor's Note:  Deploy and Deliver Editor's Note: Deploy and Deliver

By  Lafe Low

Despite the simplicity and straightforward approach Windows 7 brings to enterprise OSes, you still have some homework to do before deploying it throughout your organization. The job is made easier with a handful of tools to smooth the compatibility testing and deploying process, which can greatly accelerate your Windows 7 deployment, whether you’re working on 10 systems or 10,000. Read more…

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