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Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 for Software Assurance, Now Available…

  Today we’re excited to announce that the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 for Software Assurance is now available for download! When people think about MDOP, they often think about its virtualization tools that help personalize user experience, simplify app deployment, and improve app compatibility for Windows. MDOP is much more than that though,… Read more

Download Microsoft User Experience Virtualization and Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Betas…

We are pleased to announce that the beta versions of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 and a new MDOP product Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) are now available for download from Microsoft Connect. UE-V is an enterprise-scale user state virtualization solution that delivers a user’s personal Windows experience across devices, is simple for IT to… Read more

Microsoft Downloads: Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

Microsoft IT deployed Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) which builds on BitLocker in Windows 7. MBAM offers an enterprise solution for BitLocker provisioning, monitoring, and key recovery. MBAM also helps to simplify BitLocker provisioning and deployments, improve compliance and reporting, and reduce support costs. Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) is part of the… Read more

How to create & test Diagnostics & Recovery Toolkit (DaRT 7) Recovery Image–Part I

In the recently concluded 12th Edition of Virtual TechDays Event, I presented DaRT 7 to the audience. In this post I will show how to create DaRT Recovery Image. For this recovery you will need Windows 7 DVD & DaRT Tools to be installed on your machine with specific platform (x86/x64) First question would be… Read more

Microsoft Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v2.0

Hello IT Professionals, Exactly a year back in May 2010 I had blogged about Microsoft PoC Jumpstart Kit v1.0 over here http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/archive/2010/05/01/proof-of-concept-jumpstart-kit-v1-0.aspx Everyone liked the PoC Kit offered by Microsoft. Now, we have released Microsoft Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v2.0. The PoC Jumpstart provides resources to deploy a desktop PoC with Windows 7, Office… Read more

Application Virtualization (App-V) Video Series

AppLocker is a new feature of Windows7 that allows administrators to define policies that can allow or deny a user’s ability to run or install executable, MSI, or script files. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) separates the application from the operating system preventing application conflicts and enabling the ability to run multiple versions of an application… Read more

Forrester Webcast: Windows 7 Enterprise ROI: New Forrester Study and Model

Windows 7 Enterprise ROI: New Forrester Study and Model Date: February 22nd, 2010 Time: 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST Duration: 60 minutes On the fence with Windows 7 operating system adoption? In this challenging economic climate, every IT investment needs to show a strong, tangible financial return. To help organizations assess the business value of… Read more

MDOP DaRT: Reset forgotten Windows Account Passwords

We have users who use Windows as our primary operating system and most of them are using Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and now lot of users have shifted to Windows 7 Beta. Often when users install Windows, generally they setup a local user (administrator) and then they configure the domain account. After configuring the… Read more

Microsoft® Enterprise Desktop Virtualization V1 (MED-V)

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) Version 1 BETA has been released! Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization is one of the six technologies in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. MED-V 1.0 provides deployment, management and user experience capabilities for Virtual PC images in a corporate environment, and the beta can be downloaded here. A short survey will… Read more