Microsoft recently updated the SharePoint 2013 Deployment Guide, giving IT Pros the necessary steps to ensure a successful deployment of Microsoft's web-farm environment. Similarly, the Office 2013 deployment guide has been updated to reveal some new concepts and steps introduced through updates to the productivity application suite.
The 564 page guide is invaluable to IT Pros managing business deployments of Office 2013 because it includes a list of useful tools and information on how to customize Office 2013 deployments to meet business requirements and policies. Custom setups, silent deployments, and customizable client configurations are the nightmares of IT Pros, if the proper means are not available. This guide walks through every bit of that and more, including after-deployment management using Group Policy.
The updated guide is available here: Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for Office 2013