Microsoft is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Technical Preview for Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization 4.2. This evolutionary release contains several updates, including Windows Vista compatibility, support for sequencing Side-by-Side (SxS) applications (such as Office 2007, Visual Studio Express and more), and bug fixes since the 4.1 release. This Technical Preview includes the Microsoft SoftGrid Client for Desktops and the System Center Sequencer. To test this preview, the administrator will need a SoftGrid 4.1 or later server on the test network (available from MVLS).
As a reminder, the Tech Preview is a non-supported release and cannot be used in a production environment. Microsoft recommends updating to the full production version of 4.2 once it becomes available in July 2007 as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for SA 2007 release.
Please visit the Microsoft Connect site at http://connect.microsoft.com to gain access to the Technical Preview. Sign in with your Microsoft Windows Live ID and then click on “Available Connections” in the left pane. You will see “SoftGrid 4.2 Tech Preview” in the list. Click “Apply” and follow the directions and answer the survey questions to arrive at the SoftGrid welcome page. At this point, click on the “Downloads” link in the left pane and you will see the Tech Preview download.
Microsoft has also provided a feedback channel through the Microsoft Connect site. Click on the “Feedback” link in the left pane to access the feedback section and then click the green “submit feedback” button to send any issues you are seeing with the Technical Preview. This feedback helps Microsoft to better determine the future directions for the Microsoft SoftGrid platform. However, since this is not a supported release, Microsoft will not be able to respond to the submissions.