Ok...I'll bite. :) I get what you're saying, and I'm really interested to see how this petition progresses, but my personal opinion is that this is like asking Stanley to standardize on how to join together building materials. Do I use a hammer and nail, nailgun, screwdriver and screw (Phillips or flathead or Torx), screw gun and screw, staples, or glue/epoxy? They all achieve the same end goal, but they are different tools for different circumstances, and you should use the right tool for the right job.
A few specific comments. As ya'll know, we're working on more clearly differentiating MDT and SCCM - that won't happen overnight, but it's on our roadmap. Windows has already deprecated the imaging component of ICD: see the note at the top of https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn916113(v=vs.85).aspx. Does anyone really use WDS for image management? Or just the Windows PXE server? As for the others...heard. I assume NSIB is what probably pushed you over the edge? I wish we had a better story for Nano Server in SCCM, but without the ability to install the client, or manage via MDM, there's not much value in hacking together some deployment story if the long-term management does not exist. That's a bigger discussion we're having with the server team. Aaron From: listsad...@lists.myitforum.com [mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Ratliff Sent: Monday, 17 October, 2016 09:54 To: email@example.com Subject: [mssms] Microsoft, please standardize on a single image management tool https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-microsoft-please-standardize-on-a-single-image-management-solution?recruiter=10885997&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.change.org%2Fp%2Fmicrosoft-microsoft-please-standardize-on-a-single-image-management-solution%3Frecruiter%3D10885997%26utm_source%3Dshare_for_starters%26utm_medium%3DcopyLink&data=01%7C01%7Caaron.czechowski%40microsoft.com%7C64ad13f120b045f6911608d3f6affee6%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1&sdata=NRQ70WRiOIgtUI0lwVvrGM2bUaQT8LUykflWdVK9YrY%3D&reserved=0> We feel a lot of pain from this, and Johan agrees this is a good idea. If you do to, please consider signing. Daniel Ratliff The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain CONFIDENTIAL material. If you receive this material/information in error, please contact the sender and delete or destroy the material/information.