Microsoft Management Summit Day 2

Microsoft’s Management Summit is going strong in Las Vegas this week.  During Day 2, Microsoft announced details around the product roadmaps for specific tools within the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance. (View the Day 2 keynote webcast).  By announcing these updates, Microsoft customers can feel assured that Microsoft is committed to improving the MDOP suite and rolling out new updates in real time. Details are below:


  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Release Candidate 1

    • Available via Microsoft Connect in June 2008
  • Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 1.5

    • Released to the web in Q3 2008
  • Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 3.0

    • Available for all customers in Q3 2008
  • MDOP languages availability

    • Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 6.0 and Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM) 3.0 SP1
      • Released in localized versions in ten languages in Q3 2008
    • AGPM and Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
      • Released in localized versions in ten languages towards the end of Q3 2008


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