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Monday, October 20, 2008

I passed the 70-656 Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuring exam this weekend. This exam covers the value-add features for Microsoft customers who have Windows Vista Enterprise with Software Assurance.

Windows Vista Enterprise and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) provides powerful technologies that will help you secure, efficiently manage, and lower the costs of your organization's desktop infrastructure.

MDOP Dynamic desktop management technologies will enable you to control your software assets, simplify desktop deployments, and create a optimized infrastructure with centrally managed services:

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance includes the following features and enhancements:
  • Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (formerly Softricity SoftGrid) transforms applications into network-available services
  • Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring provides IT with awareness and insight into application and operating system failures
  • Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (formerly AssetMetrix) delivers a comprehensive view of your customers' enterprise desktop software environment
  • Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (formerly Winternals Administator’s Pak) accelerates desktop repair
  • Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (formerly DesktopStandard GPOVault) enhances administrators' control over enterprise desktops
  • Enterprise Desktop Virtualization minimizes Application to OS Compatibility Issues