I'm loving this article from Mike Neil in the Windows Server group.  Especially the quote below.  I can't tell you how much time I've spent in the last few months thinking about this very concept.  Education could really benefit from a widescale virtual application delivery model.

"And in my mind’s eye, I see a time when application virtualization will allow customers to easily move to an on-demand computing / services model for the hundreds of thousands of Windows applications built by partners, customers and Microsoft."

Source: Windows Server Division WebLog : Where we're headed with virtualization