Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 overview by versions
The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a portfolio of technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. MDOP helps to improve compatibility and management, reduce support costs, improve asset management, and improve policy control.
Here is a list of the latest MDOP Technologies and supported client operating systems. I am only listing the last two versions of each product and not defining the service pack level requirements for each client.
Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) provides an administrative interface to enterprise-wide BitLocker drive encryption.
Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.0 provides a simplified administrative interface that you can use to manage BitLocker drive encryption. In BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.0, you can select BitLocker drive encryption policy options that are appropriate for your enterprise, and then use them to monitor client compliance with those policies. You can also report on the encryption status of an individual computer and on the enterprise as a whole. In addition, you can access recovery key information when users forget their PIN or password or when their BIOS or boot record changes.
MBAM 2.0 supports Windows 7 and Windows 8
MBAM 1.0 supports Windows 7
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) transforms applications into centrally managed services that are never installed and don’t conflict with other applications.
With App-V 5.0, virtual applications work more like traditionally installed applications. Virtual Applications leverage Windows standards for a consistent user experience. Businesses can connect separately packaged App-V applications, enabling them to communicate with each other and with traditionally installed applications. This gives businesses the best of both worlds, providing isolation – reducing conflict and time spent regression testing – yet allowing applications to interact and communicate when needed. App-V integrates with System Center Configuration Manager, so you can manage virtual and physical applications.
App-V 5.0 supports Windows 7 and Windows 8
App-V 4.6 supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) captures and centralizes application settings and Windows operating system settings for the user. These settings are then applied to the different computers that are accessed by the user, including desktop computers, laptop computers, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) sessions.
UE-V roams the operating system experience for Windows 7 and Windows 8, providing the consistent look and feel that users expect. UE-V helps retain the application experience without having to reconfigure applications when a user logs in from a different Windows instance —regardless of how the application is delivered or whether it is a rich desktop or virtual desktop session. Smart synchronization policies determine when and where to synch application and OS settings, helping ensure seamless personalization and quick loading.
UE-V 1.0 supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012
Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) helps troubleshoot and repair Windows-based desktops.
The toolset helps IT professionals quickly respond to and resolve user issues onsite or remotely. It also helps your IT staff work more quickly and simplifies helpdesk support, reducing your overall support costs as well as lost productivity caused by downtime.
The 14 tools in the toolset provide intuitive options for repair and recovery, even when the machine will not boot normally. The easy-to-use, offline boot environment helps IT teams quickly repair computers. They can recover deleted files, analyze crash dumps, and remove malware from infected systems while the operating system is offline. This helps protect other computers on the network and reduces the amount of time the computer is unavailable.
DaRT 8.0 supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
DaRT 7.0 supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) extends the capabilities of the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to provide change control and improved management.
AGPM provides a more secure archive for controlling changes to GPOs by letting IT develop, review, and modify GPOs without affecting employee desktops. By acting as an extension to the Active Directory management console and providing granular administration, AGPM enables your staff to have much greater control over how edits are made and applied, resulting in a much richer level of PC manageability.
Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management helps you avoid the downtime that can result from improperly configured or conflicting GPOs. Its offline editing and workflow delegation capabilities allow IT to configure, test, and approve changes before they go live, and quickly roll back changes if needed. It also helps IT recover deleted GPOs and repair live GPOs, reducing the risk of widespread failures.
AGPM 4.0 supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012
AGPM 3.0 supports Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) uses Microsoft Virtual PC to provide an enterprise solution for desktop virtualization.
MED-V 2.0 supports Windows 7.
MED-V 1.0 supports Windows Vista and Windows XP.