Microsoft Virtualization Hour is currently in progress and lots of announcements is made to day with respect to Microsoft Virtualization.
Following Announcement is made : (from PressPass)
So now Licensing for VDI is very simplified as VECD is now part of SA, So all SA customers dont need to purchase VECD separately to access their Virtual Desktops.
DYNAMIC MEMORY: Another great announcement is new capabilities in Hyper V like Dynamic Memory, We have received lots of feedback from our customers about not having Dynamic Memory as in some scenarios they’d like to increase VM density with their current memory.
Read more on Microsoft Official blog here
Remote FX: Now experience Aero Glass, 3D Graphics and rich multimedia applications in Virtual Desktops without any changes into the VM. Run rich audio and HD video support like MP4, H.264 formats and more.
Both these capabilities will be available in Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2:
No Announcement made today with respect to release of the SP1 but watch out this space, you’ll be first one to know when that get announced. :)
With all these announcements, Microsoft has made it very clear that how seriously we are committed to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and with our great portfolio of Virtualization Solutions from desktop to Datacenter.
If you have missed today's Virtualization Desktop Hour Live… On Demand will be available Soon here http://www.desktopvirtualizationhour.com/
Watch out this space for more….
Bye for now :)
I am reading this a month late, but this is great news. For one VDI has just become affordable and will be an easier sell for customers that have SA. Also this is another step towards making your product as good as VMwares.
This will really allow us to become a true solutions provider and not vendor specific.
Keep up the great BLOG spot