MED-V 2.0 beta is available – for Windows 7 migrations

You’ll be interested to know that MED-V 2.0 beta is available to download today. Karri blogged about it over at the Windows team blog [here]. Here’s an excerpt from Karri’s blog: With MED-V 2.0 Beta, we have been listening to customer feedback to further simplify the MED-V experience by enabling one-time sign on to the… Read more

Got Questions on Desktop Virtualization? You’re Not Alone…

For those of you who think about desktop management strategies, and how virtualization might fit, I’d recommend reading Edwin Yuen’s new blog post. Some of you may know Edwin as he’s contributed to this blog, now blogs at Virtualization Planet, and has done lots of demos during keynotes. Edwin’s latest post describes our approach to desktop… Read more

MDOP 2010 Launches, with 64-bit version of App-V 4.6

Earlier today we announced important updates for IT pros considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, we 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 you can do a one-touch deployment and don’t have to wait for Office 2010… Read more

Big news: Microsoft and HP team up to move IT forward

This morning Microsoft and HP announced a three-year, $250 million agreement to jointly deliver a new infrastructure-to-application model, advance cloud computing and generally reduce the costs and complexities of IT.      The press release, executive videos and other information about the agreement are available here.   This is a big commitment on the part… Read more

Update: More than recession: IDC’s server virtualization tracker report

Update: The folks at IDC asked that I remove this blog post until further notice. That said, do check out Roger Johnson’s post. He discusses Dell PowerEdge R910 and his Hyper-V deployment at Crutchfield. I met Roger at VMworld 2009. He’s a VCP, having run an ESX Server-based datacenter for some time before Crutchfield moved away from… Read more

Virtualization: desktop to datacenter

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog … but that one really caused a stir in the Virt circles in the Bay Area. Hopefully it doesn’t mean I can’t hit up those people for Sharks tickets. I’ve stumbled across some interesting items that I wanted to share with you. Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 R2… Read more

Microsoft’s new VDI licensing: VDI Suites

Hi, my name is Manlio Vecchiet, and I am a director of product management on the Windows Server marketing team.  I’m in New Orleans right now attending the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), and wanted to update you on new licenses we’ll offer for hosted virtual desktops, or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). When deciding whether… Read more

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization now available via MDOP

It’s great to see that MED-V is now available to customers with the new version of MS Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for customers with Software Assurance. See Ran’s post here. Following are excerpts from Ran’s post: MED-V provides deployment and management of virtual Windows desktops to enable key enterprise scenarios. MED-V 1.0 helps enterprises upgrade to… Read more

Application Virtualization and Streaming

I am Gavriella Schuster and I am responsible for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) within the Windows team.  This week I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion at Interop with my peers at Symantec, Citrix, and VMWare discussing the benefits to be gained and pitfalls to be avoided with application virtualization… Read more