Microsoft lays virtualisation beta egg
Windows 7 sleight of hand with virty XP
Microsoft spun out a public beta of its Enterprise Desktop Virtualisation (MED-V) 2.0 software yesterday.
The company said that large businesses could migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 in a virtualised hen house using the MED-V tool.
It might be expected the tool works for Windows Vista - it's just that we can't find any reference to the jilted operating system in the documentation.
“For enterprises looking to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7, MED-V provides that necessary business continuity. Businesses are able to deploy Windows 7 now and retain access to legacy lines of business applications that require Windows XP,” said the software giant.
“This is important because MED-V managed legacy applications appear to the user as ordinary Windows 7 applications, but they actually run inside a seamless, IT-managed Windows XP virtual workspaces.”
The final version of the software is expected in the first half of 2011. The beta, which can be downloaded here , comes loaded with better deployment, management and usage features. ®