Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Training Resources

TechCenter for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a great site to learn how to use the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)—a dynamic, desktop solution available to Software Assurance customers—to help you reduce application deployment costs, deliver applications as services, and better manage and control your enterprise desktop environments. MDOP incorporates six Microsoft technologies that can be combined to address key business and technical challenges:


TechNet Library

Application Virtualization (APP-V)

Advanced Group Policy Management

Asset Inventory Service

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring


TechNet Virtual Labs

Microsoft Application Virtualization (APP-V), Lab Manual

Advanced Group Policy Manager

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), Lab Manual

Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring


Microsoft's Partner Network MDOP Resources

These MDOP click-through DemoMate demos help you make the business case for MDOP by building confidence and familiarity with the products.

Application Virtualization (APP-V)

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Asset Inventory Service

Advanced Group Policy Management

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring


Videos from Microsoft

CalidCo's Microsoft Application virtualization demo. App-V Med-V

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) overview

Using the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) Part 1, Part 2

MED-V Overview

Asset Inventory Service: Helping You Track Your Company’s Inventory

App-V with AppLocker Windows Installer Rules

App-V with AppLocker Executable Rules

App-V Configuration Options

Advanced Group Policy Management tour

Desktop Error Monitoring tour

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset tour


Favorite Microsoft Blogs


APP-V Team

Yung Chou on Windows Technologies

Springboard Series Blog


General Resources

Finally, if you require a general understanding of Microsoft's virtualization solutions below are some great resources.

This free eBook, by Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization team, is for IT professionals who want to learn more about Microsoft virtualization and virtualization-enabling technologies. Also, last January Microsoft's team of IT Pro Evangelists delivered a 20-part webcast series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions . The objectives of this series was to develop technical depth on various virtualization solutions with level 300 sessions. Below is a list of the sessions with links to the event pages. If you need to develop a business case for proposing your virtualization project, check out the virtualization ROI tool to realize the business values. To help accelerate your deployment of Microsoft virtualization technologies there are methodology and tools in Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators.

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