The Realm of the Verbal Processor

Jarvis's Ramblings

Acronym Soup

Last week I attended a two day DOVO training (Desktop Optimization using Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System) at the Microsoft office in Chicago. This was the first time that this training was offered in the US, and it was taught by Steve Campbell from Microsoft. A blurb about DOVO is:

DOVO is a service offering designed by Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) that was developed around industry best practices for desktop automation. DOVO guidance helps partners automate large scale desktop deployments, accelerate and streamline adoption, simplify desktop management, and help reduce system complexity.

DOVO leverages Microsoft tools and technologies for deploying the desktop.  Based on the Microsoft Deployment Solution Accelerator, it is designed to fully capture the benefits of desktop optimization by helping reduce total cost of ownership, improve user productivity, and increase agility.

Anyway…during the training, we kept a running list of acronyms and tools on the white board. It got to be comically long. Here is the list. How many can you interpret? If you think you know them all, leave a comment with what they stand for. I’m curious if anyone can get all of them. There are a couple of obscure ones.

SA
MAP
ACT
UIA
SMS
MDT/BDD
SCCM
MDOP
AIS
OCT
IO
WINPE
LTI
ZTI
ZTP
UAC
GPMC
SMP
WDS
RIS
HTA
DDPS
ADRAP
SOW
DOVO
OMPM
MOF
MSF
ADDS
WAIK
SCOM
WIM
POC
DART
MAK / KMS
Gimagex
SQL

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January 13, 2009 - Posted by | ConfigMgr, Microsoft

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