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Microsoft Releases Its Desktop Optimization Pack

Microsoft Corporation on Monday released the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to give its users better control over their computers.

According to tech website The Next Web, Microsoft Corporation has announced the launch of a suite of technologies, the MDOP 2011 R2, to enhance management and compatibility of the desktop.

The company has added to MDOP 2011 R2 the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) technology which will enable the system to manage the BitLocker encrypted folders on the desktop.

“As we’ve said in the past customer feedback is an important part of product development and throughout the beta stages of MDOP 2011 R2, we had many conversations with beta participants,” the director of MDOP product management at Microsoft, Niamh Coleman wrote in the official blog post. She also added comments from BT and Siemens about how the technology would help them reduce cost for support systems and enhance compliance.

IDC has estimated that a company using Microsoft’s MDOP can save nearly $252 on each computer every year from the money spent on administration and support systems. Interested users can download the suite from the company’s Volume Licensing site.

Interestingly, with an update to MDOP, Microsoft has also updated two of its major components, the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) and the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0.