Beta 1 of MDT 2012 has been released.  You can download it on Microsoft Connect

So what’s new with MDT 2012? Here are a few key points.

  • Support for ConfigMgr 2012
    • New application model support
    • Integration with new console (no longer MMC)
    • Support for pre-start
  • Improved UI
  • Additional bug fixes
  • Full support for UEFI, 4k disks
  • Cross-platform deployment (x64 OS from x86 boot media)

Here is a screenshot of the new UI from my lab:

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New progress bar status:

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