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 some of the new features added to MDOP 2013 R2 with either a new service pack level or new version.

 

Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) extends the capabilities of the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to provide change control and improved management.

  • AGPM 4.0 SP2 supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2

 

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) provides the administrative capability to make applications available to end user computers without installing the applications directly on those computers.

  • App-V 5.0 SP2 
    • Adds support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Adds support for Virtualizing Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2010 using App-V 5.0

 

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) provides an administrative interface to enterprise-wide BitLocker drive encryption.

  • MBAM 2.0 SP1
    • Adds support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Adds support for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

 

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) helps troubleshoot and repair Windows-based computers.

  • DaRT 8.1 supports Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

 

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) captures settings to apply to computers accessed by the user including desktop computers, laptop computers, and VDI sessions.

  • UE-V 2.0 
    • Supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Adds support for Windows 8 Modern Apps
    • Adds Company Settings Center