Today, Microsoft announced important updates for business customers considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, the company released Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010, which includes App-V 4.6, supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for RDS and Office 2010. The App-V support for Office 2010 means customers can do a one-touch deployment and do not have to wait for Office 2010 to deploy Windows 7.
Additionally Microsoft released the MED-V 1.0 SP1 Release Candidate, which creates managed virtual machines running previous versions of Windows and Internet Explorer so users can upgrade to Windows 7. The RTM version of MED-V 1.0 SP1 will be available in April, but customers can start taking advantage of the technology now.
For more information about Microsoft’s virtualization offerings, check out the following blogs.
- MDOP blog
- Windows for your Business blog
- Springboard site
- Ment Van Der Plas talks App-V deployment with System Center Configuration Manager and Sequencing Office 2010.
- Daniel Nerenberg shares App-V Real World Experience from an MVP perspective on his blog.
- Tim Managan talks about App-V and Windows7 integration on his blog.
- Ruben Spruijt, App-V MVP, describes the power of App-V’s Shared Cache in his blog.
- Kevin Kaminskis discusses Sequencing 64-bit apps on his blog.
- Rodney Medina talks about how App-V is helping his customers deploy Windows 7 in his blog.