Coming to MDOP: Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

This morning on the Windows for your Business blog, we announced a new product that will come to MDOP in a future release called Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM).  MBAM will be available through the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack at a future date.  A beta version will be available in March 2011.  Microsoft BitLocker…


Download MED-V 2.0 Beta Today!

Hi, I’m Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), the two desktop virtualization components of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Today I have great news. I’m happy to announce the availability of the MED-V 2.0 public beta, which you can download now from Microsoft Connect….


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…


Next Round of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 Beta

Three months ago we posted about the open beta for the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0.  To all of you who signed up, we want to say thanks for your help and participation.  It was great to see to people interested in the improved user interface, the enhanced hardware reporting, and the other changes we…


Are you ready to realize the value of App-V in your enterprise? Forrester’s App-V TEI will show you how.

Over the last few months we’ve been delivering evidence to demonstrate the value of App-V, one of the six components delivered through MDOP.  You’ve heard us discuss App-V in the context of our Desktop Virtualization strategy where we break down the layers so that virtualization itself is more consumable for the novice and the expert. …


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…


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…


Accelerate Windows 7 using MDOP’s Desktop Virtualization: App-V and MED-V

Recently we announced MDOP 2010 including App-V 4.6 and MED-V v1 SP1 and the feedback has been great! As customers make the leap from traditional applications to leverage virtualization to optimize their desktops, they are looking for ways to streamline their deployment. Today we are happy to share investments that will enable customers, partners MVP’s…


App-V 4.5 SP2 now available

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) with Windows 7, Windows Server, and Office 2010 delivers a seamless user experience, streamlined application deployment and simplified application management.  App-V helps transform applications into centrally managed virtual services to reduce the cost of application deployment, eliminate application conflicts and reboots, simplify your base image footprint to expedite PC provisioning, and…


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…