MDOP is a suite of virtualization, management and security technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers that helps maximize the benefits offered by Windows. Recent announcement by Microsoft made latest version of MDOP available for download.
Release includes the launch of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 SP2 and User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0, which make it easier for customers to personalize, deploy and manage virtual applications across devices. MDOP 2013 R2 also offers enhancements to the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring tool (MBAM 2.0 SP1), including multi language support.
IDC recently estimated that when MDOP solutions are fully utilized, the increased productivity and automation of systems can save an average company nearly $200 per PC per year. That’s a 36% reduction in annual cost. Coupled with productivity gains and elimination of third-party software, hardware and additional software licensing costs, operational savings can top $500 per year per PC.
Offering by MDOP 2013 R2 :
- Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 SP2
App-V makes it easier for IT departments to deploy applications across a fleet of devices by allowing anywhere access to virtualized applications on any authorized PC without requiring that the application be installed directly on said machine. App-V 5.0 SP2 builds on this, offering an even more powerful experience through several updates, including support for virtualization of Office 2013 under volume licensing, enhanced right click functionality (shell extensions) for virtualized applications and simplifications to the overall application virtualization process.
- User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0
UE-V is an on premise solution that captures and centralizes application and Windows settings for the user. This enables users to change devices without reconfiguring their applications or settings. Furthermore, UE-V offers a simple and versatile way for IT Pros to set parameters around which applications should have their settings roam, and then easily deploy those boundaries across the organization. UE-V 2.0 continues to deliver on this focus on control, personalization and versatility with several updates, including support for Windows 8.1 and the ability to roam user settings for Windows Store apps. We have also made updates to our settings synchronization engine, enhancing the user experience across virtualized desktops and offline scenarios. Additionally with the new Company Settings Center UI, we have given users optional control of how their own settings roam.