What is MDOP and what's the big deal?

We've sold 1,000,000 licenses for MDOP since October 2006 - so it must be pretty important right?  So what is it?  Well, it stands for Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (you'll need to use Optimization if you want to Live it) and is a set of desktop management tools available through Software Assurance.  With the pack you get the following:

  • SoftGrid Application Virtualisation
  • Advanced Group Policy Management
  • Asset Inventory Service
  • Diagnostics and Recover Toolset
  • System Center Desktop Error Monitoring (New today)

Alex Heaton has all the details from TechEd in Orlando and has news that all the components of the Desktop Optimization Pack will be available for download on July 1st along with the Windows Vista compatible version of SoftGrid.

For more MDOP goodness check out these resources:

  • Watch the videos

  • See an overview

  • Download the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance data sheet XPS (151 KB) PDF (1.32 MB) *

  • Download the FAQs XPS (362 KB) PDF (163 KB) *

  • Download the magazine article, At Last Desktop Management Becomes Truly Manageable XPS (392 KB) PDF (175 KB) *

  • Download Wipro TCO study whitepaper XPS (1.94 MB) PDF (3.72 MB) *

  • View case studies that show how customers have improved PC manageability with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technologies.

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