Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 is released, and it provide immediate savings with little IT investment, especially when integrated into your Windows 7 plans. For e.g.:
- By using Application Virtualization, you can optimize Windows 7 deployment by reducing PC provisioning time, simplifying app delivery and update, and increasing productivity with user roaming
- You can enhance Windows 7 manageability by addressing common system/app failures (with DEM), repairing unbootable PCs (with DaRT), and controlling Group Policy change (with AGPM).
- Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) V 1.0 SP1 will support Windows 7 and enable enterprise deployment of virtual Windows XP to support incompatible app. Beta’ll be available by end of 2009 and final release by first quarter of 2010.
- Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 - AIS 2.0 track your existing assets to improve Windows 7 deployment planning. Imprvements include: Enhanced hardware inventory, new Silverlight-based user interface, scale to 100,000 PCs, improved volume license reconciliation and ability to track virtual applications. AIS 2.0 beta is now available (registration closes by Oct 24th) and final will be available in H2 CY2010.