Sorry I havent posted in a bit, I was on vacation.
One of the new things I am working on for our guys in support is training on Virtual PC 7. It does have a little to do with servicing in that the installation for Virtual PC 7 will be shipped as an MSU in its final form. This means that you can build an image and use the DISM tool to integrate the update into the Win7 WIM and deploy it to your enterprise.
Right now the code is in RC. Its a very cool product for Windows 7 installations that has some cool features in it, I figured I would talk about two quickly:
I think this is going to be a really good product for both home users and enterprises. A couple of caveats to be aware of:
Questions? Drop them in the comments and I will attempt to answer them for you.
I hate that drag and drop is gone!! Upgrade, eh?
You still have it, just in a different way. If you utilize the integration components, your devices can be shared through the VM and you can easily move data.
That's like pulling drag and drop out of Windows and saying you still have a different way of doing things - cut/copy and paste. Microsoft has developed this disease to remove features in newer iterations of its products and it's affecting all the client product teams.
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. While I dont like everything in the new Virtual PC, I will say that this is one of the features that I actually prefer over the older iterations of the product.
I guess its all in the way you use your PC daily. For me, I prefer to see entire volumes and know that I can pull data from anywhere rather than being segmented to a couple of folders.
Could you explain about the decision making behind choosing what hardware to virtualize? For example Virtual PC virtualizes some ancient Intel motherboard (for good reasons no doubt). What amount of work would be required to do a new board with all new devices - say a Core 2 Duo on P31 chipset motherboard? Just curious and I assume that in a few years time Virtual PC won't still be virtualizing the same pre-800 chipset.
No idea on this one, but I know who would know and that's Ben: blogs.msdn.com/.../virtual_pc_guy
You might want to post a comment on his page and I'm sure he can fill you in.