Today at MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) Brad Anderson showed a new use case we have been working on around Windows 7, SCCM SP2 & Intel vPro Technology.  The specific use case is how to do an upgrade with user data while the state of the machine is powered down.   This usage of vPro allows for OOB power up, then win7 installation begins.   Here's what we will be posting shortly to help answer any questions you may have around this use case:

 

* Video of MMS & Brad showing this use case

* Use case flow document that shows what technology is being leveraged

 

What we have found in the lab, which I will publish out over the coming weeks, is that this technology works really well together and can make your win7 deployment easier.   Please let me know your questions and tune back here for more of the data, specifics & use cases.