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Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) – Are you taking advantage of it yet?

Are you familiar with MDOP (the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) yet? Are you using it to help your clients get the most from their infrastructure and to make managing their environments easier? For those of you not familiar with MDOP, it is the incorporation of six Microsoft technologies that can be combined to address key business and technical challenges:

  • Application Virtualization. Deploy software applications that are never installed and never require regression testing, yet follow users anywhere, on demand.
  • Advanced Group Policy Manager. Help IT take control of the desktop through effective change management, versioning, and resets.
  • Asset Inventory Service. Scan software inventory and transform title data into information that can help administrators make better asset-management decisions.
  • Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset. Quickly repair unbootable or locked-out systems, restore lost data, remove malware from infected systems, and diagnose problems.
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization. Enhance deployment and management of Virtual PC images on a Windows desktop. Simultaneously provide a seamless user experience on a Virtual PC environment independent of the local desktop configuration and operating system.
  • Desktop Error Monitoring. Prevent or reduce the response time for system crashes and freezes with granular error filtering and automated alerts.

How do your clients get MDOP? MDOP is sold as an add-on to the Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (Windows Vista Business + Software Assurance) SKU through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs. Plus, here is a really attractive part of this… The Estimated Retail Price (ERP) for MDOP is only 90¢ per desktop per month. That’s it! Just 90¢ per desktop per month gets you all of the features and benefits of the MDOP suite for your desktops with Windows Vista Enterprise on them. To make it easier for you, here are the Part #s for MDOP through the Open Value and Open Value Subscription programs:

  • Open Value Subscription: Part #: WSB-00075 – MDOP add-on for Windows Vista SA non-company
  • Open Value Subscription: Part #: WSB-00114 – MDOP add-on for Windows Vista SA company wide
  • Open Value: Part #: WSB-00073 – MDOP add-on for Windows Vista SA non-company wide
  • Open Value: Part #: WSB-00090 – MDOP add-on for Windows Vista SA company wide

Here are some additional resources on MDOP for you and some more information:

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft Senior Manager, Community Engagement
US Partner Strategy, Marketing and Programs
This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights

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