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The annual Springboard Series Tour brings Microsoft product team and subject matter experts to IT professionals around the world. These free events offer deep dives into the tools, solutions, and practices that can help you do more with less.

In the Spotlight

Check out some of the sessions from our 2011 North American tour below and follow the tour on Twitter for updates on future events.

Demos and Tutorials from the 2011 North American Tour

Alphabet Soup Deployment - Understanding MDT, WDS, MAP, ACT, SCCM, and USMT

Learn how using Microsoft's package-based imaging tools like like the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Windows Deployment Services (WDS), User State Migration Tool (USMT), and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can seamlessly categorize your applications, assess application compatibility, and help you move your users from Windows XP to Windows 7, along with all their data, in less than 60 minutes.

Length: 52:41

Cloud Services for PC Management

Explore Windows Intune, the latest best practices in PC management, and the challenges of protecting and supporting remote users. In addition to product demonstrations, this session offers practical how-to tips and tricks to help you better support your on-premise PCs as well as those non-domain joined PCs in remote locations.

We will also show you how Office 365 enables users to use the latest client and server technologies, including Office Professional Plus, through one easy-to-manage portal.

Length: 59:50

Planning and Customizing Office 2010

Learn about the tools that can assist you with file compatibility and remediation, add-in compatibility, and Office customization. This video will cover key planning and deployment tools such as the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT), Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI), and Office Customization Tool (OCT). You will also learn how to manage Office through Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) and Office 2010 security features, and gain important insights about Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Length: 56:22

Saying Yes to Consumerization: Slate Devices and Windows Enterprise

Slates are among the hottest consumer and enterprise devices today and consumerization of IT has driven lots of discussion and analysis about how and when to leverage these devices in the enteprise space. In this session, we detail Microsoft’s strategy around slate devices, technical differentiators you can expect in Windows slate devices, technologies available to help support non-Windows slate devices, and some of the existing and upcoming Windows slate devices.

Length: 1:07:26

What's New in MDOP 2011

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) has been updated for 2011. Find out how Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Service Pack 1 can help you make virtualizing and managing your applications easy, fast, and predictable, while Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0 can help you break some of the common barriers to Windows 7 migration.

This session also provides a preview of Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) and the Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7.

Length: 52:41