Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization

Two years ago Microsoft unveiled their virtualization vision and has since spoken frequently about server virtualization. Today they rounded out the other side of the equation and provided more details on their desktop virtualization offerings.

There is a lot to digest and Microsoft has posted a good deal of content on each part of today’s announcement. See below for a quick snapshot of the news and check out Brad Anderson’s post for more information on Microsoft’s desktop virtualization strategy.

· Windows XP Mode, Virtual PC and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) no longer require hardware virtualization technology: Details about the Windows 7 SP1 release and Windows XP Mode can also be found on the Windows Team blog.

Additional Resources:

· A Live Webcast is to take place at 9 a.m. PST this morning. The webcast will feature industry experts in a town hall discussion focused on desktop virtualization. More information about the webcast is available here.

· And as always, visit the Infrastructure PressPass site for all related materials from today’s announcement.