MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7 is now available!

Just in time for Windows 7, today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2! If you are an MDOP customer, you can download MDOP 2009 R2 through Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS).  For others who wish to evaluate MDOP products, the MDOP software is available at MSDN and TechNet (in…


AGPM 4.0 and DaRT Technical Documentation Now Live

Following last week’s announcement about the release of MDOP 2009 R2 many of you have asked for more information and technical details.  To help you learn more about the cool new features and Win 7 support for AGPM 4.0 and DaRT 6.5 we have now posted the technical documentation online.  Here are some of the…


Asset Inventory Services (AIS) BETA sign up open!

Today, I am happy to announce that sign up for the Asset Inventory Services (AIS) 2.0 BETA sign up is open!  AIS 2.0 will release in the second half of 2010.   AIS 2.0 will have a series of enhancements that many of you have been vocal about for some time now.   Specifically: ·        …


MDOP 2009 R2: What’s New in MDOP for Windows 7

Today I am excited to announce that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late October 2009 and will add Windows 7 support for all components, except for MED-V. Server and management components will support Windows 2008 R2. Additionally, we are working to ensure that MED-V will support Windows 7, in…


Why do I need another Anti-Malware tool?

Many people know that DaRT 6.0 added a new feature called System Sweeper, which is in an offline anti-malware tool.  This has led to a frequent question, which is, “With so many different anti-malware offerings from Microsoft why do I need another?” It’s important to remember that a defense in depth strategy is the best…


App-V 4.6 Public Beta now available for download!

Today, I am happy to announce immediate availability of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Beta.  At TechEd EMEA we announced our commitment to ship the next version of App-V in H1 2010.  In March of this year, as part of the MDOP 2009 launch, we indicated that the development of App-V 4.6 was underway.  Today, we have reached a…


App-V partners bring solutions to customers at MMS 2009!

Hello from the Las Vegas where another Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) is underway after two great keynote sessions!  This is a second year at The Venetian in the heart of Vegas and our 3rd year with App-V under the MDOP product suite.   Sean’s back at it and working hard to help partners extend App-V and…


How MED-V v2 helps you manage Windows XP Mode

I wanted to let people know we just posted the details on MED-V v2 (the next version of MED-V which we are talking about for the first time today) and how it relates to the Windows XP Mode feature of Windows 7 Professional over in the windows team blog.  Check it out here


Announcing MDOP 2009 to include MED-V 1.0, App-V 4.5 CU1 and AIS 1.5 Updates

As part of our promise to maximize productivity, manageability and TCO for enterprise desktops, we are excited to announce our new version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), available for purchase to Software Assurance customers.  MDOP 2009 includes the first release of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V 1.0), a Cumulative Update to Microsoft Application Virtualization…


Get your applications virtualized on Windows 7 Beta with Microsoft App-V

Today I’d like to share with you the immediate availability of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) for use with the Windows 7 Beta and more roadmap information around App-V 4.6. We’ve been listening to customers who want to see us support Windows 7 early so they can move ahead with their application testing in preparation for…