5 video series on deploying the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – available now !



I recently recorded 5 videos in Seattle with Simon May at the Microsoft recording studios on the subject of deploying the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013 and going into details about UEFI hardware and how to deal with all the problems it brings about.


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The entire course will end up on Microsoft Virtual Academy soon, but for now the recordings are available on Channel 9, you can see the content listed below. Please do check them out !


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    45 minutes, 4 seconds
    (Module 1) Deployment Basics

    Surface Pro 3 Deployment Nov 22, 2014 at 7:01 AM
    In Deployment Basics we cover why Virtualization is key when doing OSD, we look at different Deployment Methods and also how to Capture your reference image. We explain the differences between UEFI versus Legacy and then look at why Automation is important and how to automate using PowerShell. Then…
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    51 minutes, 42 seconds
    (Module 2) Deploying Surface Pro 3 with Configuration Manager

    Surface Pro 3 Deployment Nov 22, 2014 at 7:02 AM
    In this module you learn which is the correct version of Configuration Manager. You are shown where to download the correct drivers and which ones you need, and you learn how to Import those drivers into Configuration Manager. Next you’ll learn about distributing the Surface Pro 3 Driver Package and how to add the network drivers to the X64 boot wim. After that you’ll create and edit a Windows 8.1 task sequence before Deploying it. You learn why LIFO and boot images are important and you’ll learn about importing Surface Pro 3 hardware into Configuration Manager and finally, you’ll look at creating USB Media
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    40 minutes, 37 seconds
    (Module 3) Deploying Surface Pro 3 with MDT

    Surface Pro 3 DeploymentNov 22, 2014 at 7:03 AM


    ​In this module you’ll learn Why to use MDT and what are MDT’s Requirements. You learn about automating MDT via PowerShell and how to customise it using settings within two files (Customsettings.ini and Bootstrap.ini). You’ll learn about adding Windows 8.1 X64, adding Surface Pro 3 drivers and…
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    27 minutes, 36 seconds
    (Module 4) Surface Pro 3 hardware specifics – Drivers, weird PXE type stuff

    Surface Pro 3 Deployment Nov 22, 2014 at 7:04 AM
    In this module you’ll learn about the correct way ofr entering the BIOS, you’ll find out why the Date time in the BIOS is important and you’ll learn about importing the UUID/MAC address into SCCM. You’ll see what the Surface Hub app is and you’ll listen to information about the Surface Pro 3 dock…
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    23 minutes, 38 seconds
    (Module 5) Deploying Surface Pro 3 drivers with – SCCM / MDT

    Surface Pro 3 Deployment Nov 22, 2014 at 7:05 AM
    ​​In this module you will learn how to import drivers in MDT and SCCM using custom powershell scripts which import drivers, create driver packages and categories. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT…
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