The Windows Optimized Desktop connects the business requirements (IT and user) for a flexible, efficient, and managed desktop environment to sets of complementary Microsoft technologies. It accomplishes this by defining and using five standard user scenarios that map business requirements to technology solutions. These core scenarios cover most desktop user situations. They are: Office Worker, Mobile Worker, Task Worker, Contract/Offshore Worker, and workers who need to Access from Home. Each scenario puts a different emphasis on computer equipment, applications, security, and networking. In this way they address the dilemma that different users have different business requirements for their computing environment,–yet customizing the experience for each user may not be feasible.
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