While performing my late night hobby of cruising MyItForum, I found a post that referenced Josh Mueller's blog on installing multiple applications in a task sequence. It's well worth the read. Take a look at it, view the pros and cons, and see where you can start using variables in your task sequences.
May 2010 Archives
Some new ConfigMgr resources have been posted on TechNet. They do a nice walkthrough of actually perfoming common tasks in ConfigMgr like operating system deployment, software deployment, and Desired Configuration Management. Great for the newbie and a good refresher for the pro!