Use MDOP to:

  • Help personalize the user experience, simplify application deployment, and improve application compatibility with the Windows operating system

  • Help manage, monitor, and deploy key Windows features

  • Shift desktop repair from reactive to proactive, saving time and removing challenges associated with troubleshooting and repairing system failures

Available exclusively to Software Assurance customers as an add-on subscription, the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) offers an innovative suite of technologies to support virtualized deployment scenarios, help manage Windows features, and restore user productivity.

On average, companies experienced discounted benefits of $1,372 per PC over a three-year period at a total discounted investment of $255 per PC.

Before you use:

Capture savings with improved policy control and reduced support costs
See what the analysts have to say about cost reductions and productivity gains as a result of using Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) and Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM).

Streamline delivery, compatibility and management with virtualization technologies
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) can help you deliver applications virtually without installing them on user machines. Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) delivers a user's personal Windows experience across many devices. Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) can help you upgrade to the latest version of Windows. Both help you reduce IT costs, complete IT tasks more quickly, and deliver higher-quality IT and business services.

Learn more about the technologies in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

When you use:

Deploy with Windows 8 Enterprise Edition
MDOP helps manage Windows features, simplify deployments through virtualization, and restore user productivity after a system issue.

Utilize Windows Virtual Desktop Access
You can use Windows PCs already covered under Software Assurance to access your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) at no additional cost.

Evaluate MDOP
MDOP is available for test and evaluation for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Related Benefits:

Windows 8 Enterprise Edition
Windows 8 Enterprise edition is available through Software Assurance for Windows and includes all the capabilities of Windows 8 Pro, plus premium features designed to meet the mobility, productivity, security and manageability, and virtualization needs of today’s large businesses.

Planning Services
Get structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployments of Microsoft application, system and server products, and cloud services.

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