Microsoft is taking virtualization extremely seriously. Microsoft is now the only company that provides the full suite of virtualization technologies allowing businesses to consolidate servers, isolate legacy OS environments securely, centralize application deployment, and protect data for remote workers. All this is done with a single set of management tools! Microsoft also realizes that eventually, IT operations will behave more like a service with virtual machines being moved around, started, and stopped on-demand in a very controlled yet dynamic manner. It is because of this reality, that we have relaxed the licensing rules governing virtualization.
For more information on our virtualization technologies, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization