Few days ago Microsoft announced the availability of the new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2012.
Among the new important features you can find:
- User Experience Virtualization – UE-V
- App-V 5.0
- Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset 8 – DaRT 8
You can find more information here and here.
Microsoft released the beta version of its “advanced profile management” tool called “Microsoft User Experience Virtualization”, UE-V.
UE-V will be included in the future version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and it will be a valuable (I hope) companion to other technologies such as App-V, MED-V, and hopefully also XenDesktop, XenApp and VMware View.
As per Microsoft’s website:
“Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) is an enterprise-scale user state virtualization solution that that keeps users’ experience with them. It allows them choice to change their device and keep their experience so that they don’t have to reconfigure applications each time they login to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Regardless if it is a rich desktop or a VDI session, UE-V enables a consistent, personal Windows experience that matches their unique work style. “
It will have roughly the same functionalities that other products from RES Software, AppSense, and Citrix already have, such as support of different version of roaming profiles (V1 and V2) and filtering of profiles settings to be synchronized.
UE-V will be also manageable through Microsoft SCCM 2012.
You can get the Beta version here: http://www.microsoft.com/getuev
I will soon test it and keep you posted.