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Microsoft extends life of Desktop Optimisation Pack


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 09 September, 2019


Microsoft extends life of Desktop Optimisation Pack

Microsoft has announced a single end of extended support date for the tools in its Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack portfolio.

The new end of extended support date for each product in the portfolio is 14 April 2026. This represents an effective extension on the lifespan of nearly every product in the portfolio for up to three years.

The MDOP portfolio includes a range of products to improve compatibility as well as asset and device management capabilities while reducing support costs.

These include Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), the App-V application virtualization suite, the Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DaRT), Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM), Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) and User Experience Virtualization (UE-V).

Because each product was created separately before being packaged as part of a single portfolio, each tool had its own development and support lifecycle.

The end of mainstream support date for each product has not changed. This date has already passed for each tool apart from DaRT 10.0 and UE-V 2.1 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft said the decision does not affect the company’s decision to add feature parity from MBAM into the Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager.

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