Ever wonder how Microsoft configures and deploys SharePoint? Well, Microsoft IT recently completed its migration to SharePoint 2010. When sensible, the team automated its process to improve efficiency. Scripting is shared, including remote installs using Power Shell. Check out the following video by Nate Bruneau and Sam Crewdson which outlines this process. You can download the scripts used in the presentation from http://spauto.codeplex.com.
A few other presentations you may want to take a look at are the following:
• Building the Next Generation Intranet Using SharePoint 2010
For other presentations you can always visit www.microsoft.com/technet/itshowcase.