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.
- Improved licensing model for virtual Windows desktops: More information is available on the Windows blog.
- RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory available with Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack 1: More information about Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and its new features can be found on the Windows Server Division blog and Jeff Woolsey’s Dynamic Memory post.
- New Microsoft and Citrix agreement for Microsoft RemoteFX: Max Hermann penned a post about the Remote FX feature, which is available on the Virtualization Team blog.
- Microsoft and Citrix introduce two new VDI offers today: More details on the offers can be found at http://www.citrixandmicrosoft.com.
· 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.
- Total cost of ownership study on application virtualization: More information can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9722838.
· 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.