Figure 4 depicts the activities completed during the Stabilizing Phase.

Figure 4. Stabilizing Phase activities

Figure 4. Stabilizing Phase activities

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Milestone: Image Release Milestone: Image Release

Roles and Responsibilities

All six role clusters from the MSF Team Model play a role in the Stabilizing Phase of the initiative. Table 7 lists those roles and defines the focus areas for each role cluster. See Microsoft Solutions Framework at for more information about MSF Team Model role clusters.

Table 7. Roles and Responsibilities During the Stabilizing Phase



Product Management

  • Communications plan execution

  • Deployment launch planning

Program Management

  • Bug management

  • Project tracking


  • Bug resolution

  • Code optimization


  • Testing and bug reporting

User Experience

  • Training materials

Release Management

  • Deployment planning

  • Operations and support training

  • Pilot management and support

Milestone: Image Release

The images and their contents have been successfully tested and are ready to deploy. These are now considered the final baseline, or golden images. (See Table 8.)

Table 8. Image Release Milestone Deliverables

Deliverable ID


Final Workstation Images

Images with identified bugs addressed

During the Stabilizing Phase, the developers focus on resolving any bugs found in the images during the pilot and on preparing the golden images to be used in the deployment.


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