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  (App-V 4.5 CU1) and an update to the Asset Inventory Service (AIS). Alongside these updated releases, MDOP 2009 also includes the other standard MDOP tools: Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset, Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management, and Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring. The updates are available to 14.4 million MDOP customers.


MED-V provides deployment and management of virtual Windows desktops to enable key enterprise scenarios.    MED-V 1.0 helps enterprises upgrade to the latest version of Windows even when some applications are not yet compatible.   MED-V builds on top of Microsoft Virtual PC to run two operating systems on one device, adding virtual image delivery, policy-based provisioning and centralized management.


A recent brief by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) emphasized some of the customer benefits of using MED-V:  “We found that MED-V really solved our application compatibility problems. It allowed us to deploy the applications that we were having difficulty with, where third party vendors were not providing a supported version. Where we used to have hundreds of images, we were able to move to one [Windows] Vista image, and use MED-V to deploy [legacy] applications on top of that,” said IT Deployment Manger at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, an organization of 22,000 staff members.


“We are really happy with MED-V. We can virtualize the applications that are made only for XP, and they work fine, with all the functionality intact,” said a large European telecommunications company with almost 80,000 employees.


App-V 4.5 CU1 is now available as part of MDOP 2009.  App-V 4.5 CU1 adds support for Windows 7 beta, so customers can move ahead with application testing in preparation for enterprise deployments. It also contains a few improvements such as instant access or removal of applications assigned to end users.  When Windows 7 releases, we are committed to supporting the final product within 90 days of general availability. 


AIS 1.5 update, now available to all MDOP end users through Windows Update, enhances the license reconciliation feature and the task scheduler. It now provides a detailed report for each application (e.g. whether license type is retail or volume license) to simplify license inventory tasks and to improve licensing compliance. The inventory scan scheduling has been improved to ensure data is collected even from devices that are turned off regularly.


MDOP 2009 is available for MDOP subscribers at Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS).


 


Comments (21)

  1. Anonymous says:

    My buddies over on the MDOP blog have also just announced the RTM of MDOP 2009 “As part of our promise

  2. Anonymous says:

    Today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft’s updated Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

  3. Anonymous says:

    Today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft’s updated Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

  4. Anonymous says:

    L’équipe du Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) vient d’annoncer sur son blog la disponibilité

  5. someone says:

    DaRT and App-V can be useful to small business customers and end users, not just volume license customers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Today, Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 (MED-V) and

  7. Anonymous says:

    Chose promise chose due, MDOP 2009 est disponible aujourd’hui!! Accessible gratuitement à tout client

  8. Anonymous says:

    All the details can be found on the Official MDOP blog   Highlights: APP-V 4.5 CU1 is now available

  9. Anonymous says:

    Tra le varie notizie e i pesci d’aprile di ieri, è arrivata una notizia (vera) molto attesa: il rilascio

  10. Anonymous says:

    … og kan med det samme downloades af alle MDOP-abonnenter på Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS)

  11. Anonymous says:

    Aujourd’hui, nous annonçons la disponibilité de la nouvelle version de Microsoft Microsoft Desktop Optimization

  12. Anonymous says:

      Today, Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 (MED

  13. someone says:

    Why can’t the Softgrid Client and Sequencer be installed onto the same machine now that serverless application virtualization is possible?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 (MED-V) and the companion

  15. tower defense says:

    We are announcing the availability of Microsoft’s updated Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Sometimes I feel I’m an old man longing for some golden age which only ever existed in my memory… and

  17. Chris says:

    Is there a certain order to upgrade to cu1 from 4.5 just as there was going from 4.2 to 4.5 (ie. client first, then server, then sequencer)?  I cannot find any direction on that so it may be just upgrade at will.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hola a tod@s , Ante la continua aparición de nuevos sistemas operativos y service packs, en los entornos

  19. Oyunlar says:

    Tra le varie notizie e i pesci d’aprile di ieri, è arrivata una notizia (vera) molto attesa: il rilascio

  20. GarryWert says:

    Is there a certain order to upgrade to cu1 from 4.5 just as there was going from 4.2 to 4.5 (ie. client first, then server, then sequencer)?  I cannot find any direction on that so it may be just upgrade at will.

    Response:  Cient first then server.  There are minimal changes on the server side