Additional Recommended Updates for MED-V 2.0 that Address Application Issues

Hi everyone, Steve Thomas  here.  If you are using MED-V version 2.0, you are also using RDP 7.0 and the RemoteApps feature for application publishing. Both MED-V and XP Mode rely on this technology for guest application publishing to the host. Instead of the Windows 7 RDP client connecting to an RDS server, it is…


Official Deployment Guidance for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 (MED-V v2)

If you’ve been waiting for the official, authoritative guide for the deployment of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 (MED-V v2) then wait no more, for Microsoft’s own Tim Crabb, David Trupkin, and Jeff Gilbert just published one of the finest whitepapers on the topic that I’ve ever seen.  Whether you’re new to MED-V or a…


The System Center Blog Aggregator app is now available on Android

A few weeks back I announced the System Center Blog Aggregator app for Windows Phone 7 and today I wanted to let you know that it was now available for all you Android users out there as well.  I won’t go into all the details as you can read that at the link above, but…


Now available: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0 – Localization Update

We published the following new Knowledge Base article/update today that’s primarily to address localization but note that there are a couple additional fixes that it includes: ===== Summary This update for MED-V 2.0 provides the capability for localized content to be presented in both the MED-V Workspace Packager and the MED-V Host Agent. The MED-V…


Like our System Center blogs? Now you have an app for that

Ever since Windows Phone 7 was launched late last year there’s been a growing buzz surrounding Microsoft’s new phone OS, and with the recent announcement that the Windows Phone Marketplace had surpassed 10,000 apps in those 4-5 months and was growing fast (now well over 12,000) I took a look said “Hey, why not me…


Announcing the MED-V 2.0 public beta

Hi, I’m Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), the two desktop virtualization components of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Today I have great news. I’m happy to announce the availability of the MED-V 2.0 public beta, which you can download now from Microsoft Connect….


New Whitepaper Available – Solutions for Virtualizing Internet Explorer

The Windows® 7 operating system and its default browser, Windows® Internet Explorer® 8, offer many exciting new features and benefits. However, organizations may find that some of the older applications they rely on are not yet functional or supported in the new Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft provides several alternate ways to create a virtual…


KB976233 – Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 1.0

Yesterday I posted on the availability of SP1 for MED-V 1.0 so now here’s the link to the official Knowledge Base article: KB976233 – Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 1.0 It really doesn’t have a lot more information that what was already posted but if you’re looking for…


MED-V Overview Video and Quick Start Guides

Just an FYI that if you’re wanting to get a quick head start on MED-V then we’ve created a few guides that are very useful for learning and evaluating the product: 1. The MED-V Overview video: Discover how Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) provides deployment and management of virtual Windows desktops to enable key enterprise…


MED-V 1.0 SP1 Release Candidate is available for immediate download

In the migration to Windows 7 you may find applications that aren’t compatible, still require Internet Explorer 6, or cannot be fixed by traditional methods. MED-V can help you remove these deployment barriers. Whether you are working on your Windows 7 migration plans or already ramping up a deployment, you can start building a MED-V…