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That time Paul Thurrott tried SmartDeploy…

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Heidi Flaig|November 10, 2017
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    In an effort to continually improve the SmartDeploy user experience, we asked industry leader and tech podcaster, Paul Thurrott, to put our software to the test. While Paul’s reputation for giving his honest opinion made him the perfect fit to help us understand areas where we could improve and expand the product, we couldn’t help questioning “what if” things don’t go as expected. He has a large and loyal following in the IT community and the last thing we want is for him to have to share a negative experience. After all, we knew Paul wouldn’t sugar coat his feedback should things not go well.

    The good news is, things went well. Extremely well.

    With over 20 years of industry experience, Paul is familiar with imaging solutions and the common frustrations that often come from reimaging PCs so we knew his candid feedback would give us valuable insight on what an outsider sees as they embark on the SmartDeploy journey.

    He noticed that our wizard driven interface is much simpler than writing long, outdated scripts, but this was only a small portion of his findings that are detailed in the step-by-step unbiased review.

    Throughout the review, Paul realizes our vision of making life easier for IT pros and understands where we fit in the busy world of IT projects. He states

    “Today, enterprises can take advantage of expensive solutions, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which are powerful but complex. And smaller organizations—future enterprises—can look forward to a slog of free but complex environments like Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). If only there were something simpler. Something that could serve both audiences equally well.

    SmartDeploy aims to be that solution. Thanks to its simple, user-friendly interface, even the smallest and least experienced of IT departments should be able to get up and running with this tool in an afternoon. And for those with larger and more diverse environments, SmartDeploy scales with you, and offers more advanced tools to meet your evolving needs.”

    Needless to say, we are thrilled with the outcome of the review, as it far exceeded any expectations we had. And, we feel even more confident that the work we’re doing is making a big difference in IT departments around the world.

    Click here to read the review in its entirety.

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    Heidi Flaig

    Heidi Flaig has worked on SmartDeploy's marketing team since 2011 and thrives on engaging with IT professionals to better understand how SmartDeploy products can improve their world. She has over 500 contributions in the Spiceworks community. When she’s not in the office, you can find Heidi hiking with her husband, two sons, and silver lab, Miles.

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