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Microsoft Optimized Desktop

So, what is a “Microsoft Optimized Desktop?” Simply put, the PC environment offers one of the most immediate connections between your workforce and enabling technology through the applications that they use to collaborate and communicate and the information that they seek to access anywhere. A Windows Optimized Desktop solution at the core is about the application of technologies and best practices applied to specific worker scenarios that result in a better-run IT organisation. It resolves the natural tension between IT goals such as more control, more efficient management, and better security; and worker goals such as more flexibility and speed to do their jobs well.

The Microsoft Optimized Desktop is built on Windows 7 Enterprise, managed by System Center, and then secured by Forefront Endpoint Protection. The Microsoft Optimized Desktop provides virtualization technologies for integrated management across physical and virtual machines and applications, including a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Add Office 2010, Windows Internet Explorer 8 and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), and your workforce and environment can be more productive, manageable, and secure.

We have put together some overview videos to introduce you to some of the areas as a starter for 10, and have provided next steps to each video which enables you to go deeper into each topic

In addition to this, we have also recorded a few end-user videos that you can use within your organisations to help your internal customers prepare for the latest desktop products.

 


 

Springboard Tour

Thank you for joining us on our Springboard tour. We hope you found the event useful. If you weren’t at the event don’t worry you can watch the recordings now.

For more information about the tour please visit the official springboard tour site

For more information on Windows Springboard please visit the Windows springboard site, the Office springboard site.

You can also find out more about building a technical proof of concept using our jump start tools.

 


 

Getting Ready for Windows 7 Deployment

Windows 7 Troubleshooting Tools

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BitLocker and BitLocker to Go

BitLocker Drive Encryption helps protect data by preventing unauthorized users from breaking Windows file and system protection on lost, stolen or inappropriately decommissioned computers. New for Microsoft® Windows 7, BitLocker To Go is a natural extension of BitLocker Drive Encryption that addresses theft or unwanted disclosure of data made available through physical loss of removable storage devices (e.g., USB Flash Drives, USB Portable Hard Drives).

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AppLocker

Windows 7 addresses the growing desire for application control solutions in the enterprise with the introduction of AppLocker: a simple and flexible mechanism that allows administrators to specify exactly what is allowed to run in their desktop environment.

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Better Together

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For End-Users: Find out more about how to use Windows 7

 

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For End-Users: Find out more about how to use Internet Explorer 9

 

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Getting Ready for Office 2010 Deployment

 

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Office: Overview of End User Training available

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For End-Users: Find out more about how to use Office 2010

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Desktop Virtualisation

How does desktop virtualization fit into my overall desktop management strategy? How can desktop virtualization technologies accelerate my deployment? What are my options for Desktop Virtualization, including solutions like Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

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