Yung Chou is Mad about MED-V


No, not mad as in angry, but mad as in “Wow, MED-V is awesome.”  Yung recently began a series of posts talking about everything there is to know about MED-V so if this is something you’re thinking about using or if you’re already there, this is something you’ll want to check out.  I have the intro and links to part 1 and part 2 in the series below:


Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, or MED-V, is a desktop virtualization solution providing a self-contained computing environment including the OS, intended applications, and customized settings, if any. Desktop virtualization allows an application to run in a specific OS environment different from the OS running the hosting computer. MED-V uses Microsoft Virtual PC to provide a virtualized and customizable computing environment required by an intended application, yet incompatible or conflicting with that in the hosting computer. In other words, MED-V allows computing environments which are incompatible, conflicting, or with different requirements to run currently in the same physical device. For instance, running a legacy or line-of-business application requiring Windows XP SP2 in a Vista SP1 desktop or deploying a managed computing environment (like a corporate-managed desktop) to a non-managed (like a personal or home) desktop are some of the business challenges MED-V addresses.

To continue reading see Screencast: Mad About MED-V Part 1 of 4, Concept and Architecture


This is the part 2 of a 4-part Mad About MED-V series. This screencast presents the user experience of running MED-V applications by going through essential user operations of a MED-V client.

To continue reading see Screencast: Mad About MED-V Part 2 of 4, User Experience


Yung hasn’t posted parts 3 and 4 yet but when they show up I’ll be sure to post a link here.

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer

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