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  • Blog Post: MDOP 2010, Windows 7, and Office 2010 - Coming to a City Near You!

    “Get On the Bus” is back in North America! Montreal , May 21 | Boston , May 24 | New York, May 25 | Philadelphia, May 26 | Washington DC, May 27 & 28 | Richmond, June 1 | Raleigh, June 2 | Charlotte, June 3 | Atlanta, June 4 | New Orleans, June 5 www.thebustour.com The Get On the...
  • Blog Post: The Get On The Bus tour is coming and we’re bringing some free SWAG!

    The Get On The Bus tour is coming and we’re bringing some free SWAG! We are giving away 50 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate for the first 50 Get On the Bus event attendees through the door at EVERY STOP! Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of Microsoft’s newest software offering plus some chances at...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 RTM and MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC are here!!

    As announced on the Windows for your Business blog , Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, including App-V for RDS, is now publicly available as part of MDOP 2010!!! In addition, MED-V 1.0 SP1 RC for Windows 7 is now available! App-V 4.6 can be accessed immediately via MDOP 2010 . Existing...
  • Blog Post: Moving to a New Windows 7 House

    One of my friends has a cozy home near campus but recently decided to upgrade to a nicer place. Her new home has all the latest creature comforts like home automation and an upgraded security system. According to her, the best part is that it’s further away from campus. When it came time to move,...
  • Blog Post: Get your applications virtualized on Windows 7 Beta with Microsoft App-V

    Today I’d like to share with you the immediate availability of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) for use with the Windows 7 Beta and more roadmap information around App-V 4.6 . We’ve been listening to customers who want to see us support Windows 7 early so they can move ahead with their...
  • Blog Post: Next Round of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 Beta

    Three months ago we posted about the open beta for the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0. To all of you who signed up, we want to say thanks for your help and participation. It was great to see to people interested in the improved user interface, the enhanced hardware reporting, and the other changes...
  • Blog Post: ApenTech's aspenONE Process Engineer solution is virtualization ready!

    TechEd EMEA was great this year! There were so many partners on the expo floor but one ISV that wasn't there but whom I did have a chance to talk to is Aspen Technology. I was lucky enough to talk to Al Cassista, Microsoft Alliance Director for AspenTech . AspenTech is one of the first ISV’s to issue...
  • Blog Post: Why do I need another Anti-Malware tool?

    Many people know that DaRT 6.0 added a new feature called System Sweeper, which is in an offline anti-malware tool. This has led to a frequent question, which is, “With so many different anti-malware offerings from Microsoft why do I need another?” It’s important to remember that a defense in depth...
  • Blog Post: Next Up... Riverbed accelerates delivery of App-V virtual applications across the network

    Phew! Day 2 was a whirlwind of activity here at Tech EMEA in Barcelona. And day 3 promises to be even more so. The tapas and cerveza are as good as the sessions, filling and refreshing. On my way out of the expo floor this morning as I was headed to my presentation I had a chance to pull aside Bob Gilbert...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6 Public Beta now available for download!

    Today, I am happy to announce immediate availability of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Beta. At TechEd EMEA we announced our commitment to ship the next version of App-V in H1 2010. In March of this year, as part of the MDOP 2009 launch , we indicated that the development of App-V 4...
  • Blog Post: App-V partners bring solutions to customers at MMS 2009!

    Hello from the Las Vegas where another Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) is underway after two great keynote sessions! This is a second year at The Venetian in the heart of Vegas and our 3rd year with App-V under the MDOP product suite. Sean’s back at it and working hard to help partners extend App-V...
  • Blog Post: MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7 is now available!

    Just in time for Windows 7, today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP ) 2009 R2! If you are an MDOP customer, you can download MDOP 2009 R2 through Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS) . For others who wish to evaluate MDOP products, the MDOP software is...
  • Blog Post: Accelerate Windows 7 using MDOP's Desktop Virtualization: App-V and MED-V

    Recently we announced MDOP 2010 including App-V 4.6 and MED-V v1 SP1 and the feedback has been great! As customers make the leap from traditional applications to leverage virtualization to optimize their desktops, they are looking for ways to streamline their deployment. Today we are happy to share investments...
  • Blog Post: New AGPM and DaRT Videos

    You can find a series of new step by step videos for both Advance Group Policy Management (AGPM) and the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) on the MDOP video page . If your new to AGPM or DaRT, or just looking to get up to speed on a particular feature check them out. We have broken them down...
  • Blog Post: MED-V 1.0 SP1 Beta for Windows 7 is now available!

    Today Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 Service Pack 1 (or MED-V 1.0 SP1) becomes available for Beta. Version 1.0 SP1 adds support for Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit) . The beta software can be downloaded at https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=665 . As I mentioned previously...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.5 SP2 now available

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) with Windows 7, Windows Server, and Office 2010 delivers a seamless user experience, streamlined application deployment and simplified application management. App-V helps transform applications into centrally managed virtual services to reduce the cost of...
  • Blog Post: Announcing DaRT 7 - Sign up for the BETA today!

    Today at MMS, we annouced that we will release a new version of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT). DaRT 7 will be part of MDOP and will be released in Q3 of calendar year 2011. DaRT 7 is the next generation of this popular product that is built to help drive the cost to support Windows based...
  • Blog Post: Where To Get Your MDOP News

    As you might have noticed we have been posting mostly product announcements to this blog and less technical content. Some of you might be wondering where the more technical info is being posted, so we thought it would be best to take a minute to layout where the MDOP team has been posting. This way you...
  • Blog Post: App-V Sequencing Community Now Live, Share your Knowledge!

    I am happy to announce that the App-V Sequencing community is now Online following the Launch of App-V 4.6 on Feb 22! We've heard from customers that they would like to hear from their peers, from App-V experts and contribute their own knowledge so that everyone can realize the benefits of App-V faster...
  • Blog Post: MDOP 2009 R2: What's New in MDOP for Windows 7

    Today I am excited to announce that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late October 2009 and will add Windows 7 support for all components, except for MED-V. Server and management components will support Windows 2008 R2. Additionally, we are working to ensure that...