The Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios (WODS) Solution Accelerator relates the IT and user business requirements for a flexible, efficient, and managed desktop environment to sets of complementary Microsoft technologies. It accomplishes this by defining and using five standard user scenarios that map business requirements to technology solutions. These core scenarios cover most desktop user situations including: Office Worker, Mobile Worker, Task Worker, Contract Worker, and workers who need to Access from Home.

Each scenario puts a different emphasis on applications, security, and networking. In this way, these scenarios provide a flexible, adaptable desktop experience that meets the business requirements of each of these users.

Introducing Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Solution Accelerator 1.1

The Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Solution Accelerator 1.1 consists of two key components:

  • Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Assessment (a guide)
  • Windows Optimized Desktop Scenario Selection Tool

The Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Assessment describes the five user scenarios defined for the Windows Optimized Desktop and further describes the Microsoft products and technologies that underpin each scenario solution. Additionally, this document guides you through an assessment of the user profiles in your organization to identify which scenario or scenarios best meets their needs. You may find the following decision flow very useful as well when selecting various desktop technologies.

The Windows Optimized Desktop Scenario Selection Tool is a Microsoft Excel-based tool (see picture) that is designed to help you identify applicable scenarios, based on user and business requirements, for each user segment within your organization.

What’s New with Version 1.1?

This version incorporates updates to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies that are applicable to optimizing desktop infrastructure including:

  • BranchCache
  • DirectAcess
  • BitLockerToGo
  • AppBlocker
  • Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services)

Benefits to Microsoft Customers and Partners

Reduce Complexity. For most desktop administrators, IT architects and Microsoft Partners, asking the right questions to solicit user requirements is key to a successful project.  WODS provides a framework with predefined questions to make the process easier.  The Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Assessment guide offers infrastructure planning guidance. In addition, the Windows Optimized Desktop Scenario Selection Tool complements the guide with a simple-to-use Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tool that maps user requirements to the different Windows Optimized Desktop scenarios.

Deploy the Right TechnologiesWODS offers customers and partners a quicker and easier way to select the right technologies for a diverse population of desktops users with varying degree of needs.

Cover Wide Range of Scenarios—from Thin to Rich ClientsWODS covers a wide range of desktop and server technologies to deliver the best and optimal desktop experience to desktop users. The technologies include Windows 7, Windows Vista, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack components (App-V and MED-V), Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies such as DirectAccess, BranchCache and Remote Desktop Services, and the System Center family of management solutions.

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