Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7 Beta Released!

Just over a week ago we announced the new version of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT), one of our most popular tools in MDOP. Today I’m happy to announce that the Beta has been released for public download. For an overview of the DaRT 7 Beta release and preview of what features are in…

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Announcing DaRT 7 – Sign up for the BETA today!

Today at MMS, we annouced that we will release a new version of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT).  DaRT 7 will be part of MDOP and will be released in Q3 of calendar year 2011. DaRT 7 is the next generation of this popular product that is built to help drive the cost to support Windows…

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New AGPM and DaRT Videos

You can find a series of new step by step videos for both Advance Group Policy Management (AGPM) and the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) on the MDOP video page.  If your new to AGPM or DaRT, or just looking to get up to speed on a particular feature check them out.  We have broken…

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Great MDOP Resources

In my last several blog posts, I’ve used a lot of words to tell you why I think the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a great way to optimize Windows 7 deployment. I’ve provided links along the way, of course, but I really haven’t told you about all the great resources that you can…

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Easing the Move to Windows 7 with MDOP

This blog post wraps up my series of entries on how the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) can help make the move to Windows 7 a bit easier. Just to recap, I described the MDOP products that you can use during the Planning, Deployment, and Operating phases of your project to help make the work…

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Windows Management with MDOP

Previously in this blog, I’ve described how Microsoft® Application Virtualization (App-V) and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) can not only help streamline the deployment of the Windows® 7 operating system but also help simplify the maintenance of the desktop environment after deployment. These are definitely big products, and they offer a huge potential to save…

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The Windows 7 Migration Continues….

Whew! The Microsoft® Management Summit is behind me and I can start looking forward to our 10-city bus tour. On a similar tour through Europe last year, we had a great time telling everyone we met about the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and how it can make your life much easier (and make you…

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Continuing our Move to Windows 7

After recently spending a week in Nashville and Dallas, talking to folks about desktop virtualization, I’m getting back from the Microsoft® Management Summit in Las Vegas. It seems like a terrible shame to spend a week in Las Vegas locked up in a conference room, giving demos and presentations , but the blue guys had…

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The Get On The Bus tour is coming and we’re bringing some free SWAG!

The Get On The Bus tour is coming and we’re bringing some free SWAG! We are giving away 50 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate for the first 50 Get On the Bus event attendees through the door at EVERY STOP! Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of Microsoft’s newest software offering plus some…

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Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 Open Beta

In November 2009 we ran a small scale beta of the 2.0 version of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) and got a lot of feedback on the product which has helped us get to feature complete.  We are interested in getting even more input from the community, so today we are announcing an open beta…

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