· Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM), which simplifies deployment and key recovery, centralizes provisioning, monitoring, and reporting of encryption status for fixed and removable drives, and also minimizes support costs.
· Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) 7.0, which is a set of tools that helps easily recover unusable PCs, rapidly diagnose problem causes of issues, and quickly repair unbootable or locked-out systems.
· Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0, which is a cloud based asset management service that can help make good inventory management decisions and has some of the most requested features customers asked for.
To find out more about the new features offered with each of these products, please visit the Windows for your Business blog. The blog not only provides more details on the new products but also shares customer feedback from BT in the United States and Canada and Siemens AG, and highlights an MDOP White Paper from IDC on the total cost of ownership.
A recent Windows for Your Business blog post promotes the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2011 R2 as a resource to help organizations make the switch to Windows 7 before XP dies.
By 2014, I would hope that XP will be a fading memory, and that we’ll be pushing organizations to switch from Windows 7 or Windows 8 and make the switch to WIndows 9–but I guess the tenacity of Windows XP to still be a pervasive OS today suggests not.]]>
You can learn how to use MDOP with Windows 7 to simplify application deployment and desktop management while reducing IT costs by watching this webcast (or listening to the accompanying podcast) from Microsoft.
The discussion also covers Microsoft Application Virtualization with Windows 7-based clients to deploy applications on demand.]]>