[German]Microsoft has now set a unique date for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to reach its End of Life in various products. April 14, 2026 is the deadline.
What is the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)?
Microsoft says: The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a portfolio of technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers (Windows Enterprise E3/E5 customers and Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3/E5 customers). MDOP helps improve compatibility and management, reduce support costs, improve asset management, and improve policy control.
The MDOP Information Experience provides product documentation, videos, blogs, and other resources to help users implement and optimize their experience with MDOP technologies. There are several ‘MDOP Documentation Links’ on the linked website. This website contains more information about MDOP. MDOP includes the following products:
- Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
- Application Virtualization (App-V)
- Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)
- Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
- Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)*
- User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
Each of these products was created separately and later distributed as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). As a result, each tool had its own development lifecycle and thus its own support lifecycle.
MDOP comes to an end
Now Microsoft has decided to set an end date for the support of all tools from the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to a uniform date and then announced this. I became aware of this via the following tweet.
— Windows IT Pro (@MSWindowsITPro) September 5, 2019
April 14, 2026 marks the end date on which support for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) expires. See this tech community article for details.