Desktop Optimization Pack 2007 (MDOP) is now available for download by Select/EA customers on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site. For those of you who have licensed the Windows desktop OS on Software Assurance or have Enterprise Agreements, the MDOP 2007 is a very nice upgrade compared to the previous Desktop Optimization Pack 1.1, which was released earlier in the year. I did some checking, and for most customers with a Select/EA agreement, the additional SA for MDOP 2007 is ~ $6.00 per desktop. Not bad considering the great tools which are included.The download is 490MB in size. The 2007 version of MDOP includes:
The download is 490MB in size. The 2007 version of MDOP includes:
- SoftGrid 4.2 for Desktops with Windows Vista/Office 2007 compatibility
- Diagnostics & Recovery Toolset 5.0
- System Center Desktop Error Monitoring 1.0
- Advanced Group Policy Management
The last remaining component, Asset Inventory Services, is slated to go to Beta sometime this month. When I get some time, I’ll be writing up a detailed “how to” for each of the products. So far, I’m very impressed.
Visit https://licensing.microsoft.com to download – assuming you have been authorized for access to the site by your company.