For the last two days I attended the MS Partner Vista BDD Deep Dive training in Sydney. I have played around with BDD 2007, ACT 5.0 and other assorted MS tools for Vista deployment, over the last few weeks. I had hoped that this training would give me some deep insights (Deep Dive) into BDD and answer some of the questions that I had come up with for the customer deployment that I am currently working on. Unfortunately, rather than a Deep Dive it was really a Shallow Splash Around on the surface. Not fault of the instructor, Kyle Rosenthaul (www.vistapcguy.net), but more an issue with the training guide and the slides.
However, having said that, it was nice to see that the tools are quite capable of doing a good job and assisting greatly with any Vista (or XP) deployment. Unfortunately for me, the customer for this deployment is not using SMS so we are stuck with LTI (Lite Touch Install).