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Microsoft® Enterprise Desktop Virtualization V1 (MED-V)

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
(MED-V) Version 1 BETA has been released!

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization is one of the six technologies in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. MED-V 1.0 provides deployment, management and user experience capabilities for Virtual PC images in a corporate environment, and the beta can be downloaded here. A short survey will need to be answered before downloading the software.

Microsoft® Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V, formerly known as Kidaro) enhances deployment, management and user experience for Virtual PC images on a Windows® Desktop, independent of the local desktop medv_logoconfiguration and operating system (OS). MED-V leverages Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to provide an enterprise solution for desktop virtualization streamlining OS upgrades, and increasing IT control and user flexibility in enterprise environments.

MED-V solution for Application-to-OS incompatibility accelerates the upgrade path to Windows Vista®. Applications that cannot be installed on Windows Vista® or have not been fully tested on Windows Vista® may be installed by the administrator in a virtual machine that runs a previous version of the OS (e.g., Windows XP or Windows 2000) and operate in their native, supported environment.

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization is an integral tool in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, a dynamic solution available to Software Assurance customers that helps reduce application deployment costs, enable delivery of applications as services, and better manage and control enterprise desktop environments.

To learn more about MED-V and MDOP visit
For more details about how to license MDOP please refer to:

For any question regarding the MED-V beta please contact medvbeta@microsoft.com

For more information visit

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/products/med-v.aspx (Microsoft’s Site containing whitepapers, datasheets)

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop/default.aspx (The Official MDOP Blog)


Happy Virtualization