"publicly state their dedication" See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msdeployment/2015/12/22/mdt-2013-update-2-now-available/
Q: Is this the last release of MDT? No, we will continue to iterate and invest in the product. I'm the PM for MDT (among other things), and seem to be asked a variation of question every couple of months. MDT is not going away; our current plan includes continued investment. Not at the same level as SCCM (MDT is free, SCCM is licensed, so level of investment will follow accordingly), but we do continue to work on it. In fact, you'll see an update (mostly bug fix) to it coming soon. Aaron From: listsad...@lists.myitforum.com [mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com] On Behalf Of Wolf, Daniel Sent: Monday, 17 October, 2016 10:48 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [mssms] RE: Microsoft, please standardize on a single image management tool Thank you for making this Daniel. >From what I've heard in rumors, it sounds like Microsoft does not really >dedicate resources to MDT. I'd like them to publicly state their dedication to this tool, its team, and layout a roadmap or vision for us as Windows administrators going forward. I spent years of my life lost in the forest because MDT didn't seem like it was Microsoft's go-to place for solving my problems. I've learned, and I've gone through the pain of implementing it with our specific requirements, but it would have been encouraging to see it enhanced further. Daniel Wolf From: listsad...@lists.myitforum.com<mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com> [mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Ratliff Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:54 AM To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> 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%7Cd7223c62278e4b0dfe9808d3f6bb2a18%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1&sdata=QPB9oSRsZW9Wk2LVgafyktMtnNym9JDx4Rk2zjaZD90%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.