If you're not familiar, MDOP is a suite of tools available for Software Assurance customers that helps organizations maximize Windows through enhanced virtualization, security, management, and diagnostics. MDOP includes the following technologies:

  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
  • Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT)

Today, Microsoft has released MDOP 2014, which includes some major updates. Here's what has been updated:

  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring tool (MBAM) 2.5. MBAM 2.5 offers the following compliance enhancements:
    • Enhanced support for FIPS 140-2
    • Improved compliance and enforcement policies
    • Support for enterprise scenarios and topologies
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 SP2 Hotfix Package 4. This update includes a number of product innovations:
    • Innovations to application publishing and launch
    • Support of parallel deployment and execution of application upgrades
    • Improvements to existing capabilities
    • More deployment guidance and how-to guides