Release: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2015

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Microsoft has released version 2015 of its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), which is available as a paid add-on for Microsoft Customers with Software Assurance. In the 2015 release, the products included are updated for Windows 10 among others.

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack contains the following technologies:

  • User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
  • Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
  • Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
  • Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT)

What’s new:

App-V 5.1

  • Support for Windows 10
  • Improved look and feel to the Management Console
  • Improved functionality in the Sequencer
    • Import and export the manifest file
    • Enable or disable Browser Helper Objects
    • Import and export virtual registry keys
    • Import a directory into the virtual file system
  • Support in Package Converter for multiple scripts on a single event trigger

MBAM 2.5 SP1

  • Support for Windows 10 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP2
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1
  • MBAM Client now supports 13 new languages
  • Ability to escrow OwnerAuth passwords without owning the TPM
  • Ability to automatically unlock the TPM after a lockout
  • Support for FIPS-compliant BitLocker numerical password protectors
  • Functionality that enables BitLocker using MBAM as part of a Windows deployment

UEV 2.1 SP1

  • Support for Windows 10
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Azure
  • Support Added for Roaming Network Printers

DaRT 10

  • Support for Windows 10
  • Removal of Windows Defender from DaRT tools

AGPM 4.0 SP3

  • Support for Windows 10
  • Improved process for upgrading