MDOP 2014 R2 is focused on application and settings virtualization with the release of App-V 5.0 SP3 and UE-V 2.1.

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V 5.0 SP3)

App-V makes it easier for IT departments to deploy across a fleet of devices by allowing “anywhere access” to virtualized applications on any authorized PC without requiring that the application be installed directly on said machine. The latest version of App-V 5.0 SP3 builds on these solutions by adding the following new features, some of which were developed based on direct feedback from App-V’s extensive customer base:

  1. App-V Management Improvements
  2. Streamlined virtualized Office Deployment
  3. Performance Updates

User Experience Virtualization (UE-V 2.1)
App-V is not the only critical component of our virtualization story. UE-V, an on-premise solution that captures and centralizes application and Windows settings for users across each of their devices, enables users to change devices without reconfiguring their application or OS settings. UE-V is a simple and versatile way for IT professionals to control which applications and OS setting groupings should have their settings roamed. UE-V also easily integrates with and scales through existing tools and management infrastructure, including System Center. This latest version, UE-V 2.1, continues to deliver on these focus areas by delivering:

  1. Support for Windows credentials roaming
  2. Backup and Restore of settings
  3. Support for external settings storage, including OneDrive for Business
  4. Extensions to existing Office 2013 settings support

Get more information at the Windows blog: http://blogs.windows.com/business/2014/12/08/mdop-2014-r2-now-available/

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