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Futures made of Virtual PC...

Futures made of Virtual PC...

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Apologies for the shameless plug of a Jamiroquai hit of yesteryear, but I thought it was an ideal way to talk about the fact that Virtual PC 2007 Beta is here, and it's available for you to download!  What are you waiting for??

Without further adoo, here is the link to the download site!  The download is part of the Microsoft Connect program, so you will have to apply for participation, but it's pretty straightforward - you'll have it in no time!

So, what are the benefits?  Well, here is one straight off!

Vista in a VPC - awesome!  I nabbed that image from this post over on the Windows Vista Team Blog where they also talk about the install process, and also some queries around licensing.  Virtual PC 2007 Beta is a great way for you to have a play around with Vista, (which you can still download here) and really see for yourself how much has improved over XP.

The final pearl of wisdom that I can bring you in this post...?  How about a whitepaper that covers Virtual PC and Application Compatibility - a must read for many organisations out there, large or small.  To whet your appetite, the abstract reads:

"Virtual PC 2007 lets you run additional operating systems on Windows Vista, without using multiple computers. This allows you to proceed with your Windows Vista deployment, rather than delay because of application incompatibility. Your organization can take full advantage of the new features and capabilities in Windows Vista and still provide end users access to run their legacy mission-critical applications, allowing you to realize your return on investment faster than other short-term solutions."


Download the whitepaper here!
Get on the Connect Program and Download Virtual PC 207 Beta here!
Download Vista RC1 and install!, either on your physical, or virtual machine here!


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