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  • Blog Post: MDOP 2010 Launches, with 64-bit version of App-V 4.6

    Earlier today we announced important updates for IT pros considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, we released Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010 , which includes App-V 4.6 , supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for RDS and Office 2010. The App-V support for Office 2010 means you...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization and Streaming

    I am Gavriella Schuster and I am responsible for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) within the Windows team. This week I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion at Interop with my peers at Symantec, Citrix, and VMWare discussing the benefits to be gained and pitfalls to...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization: desktop to datacenter

    It's been a while since I've posted a blog ... but that one really caused a stir in the Virt circles in the Bay Area. Hopefully it doesn't mean I can't hit up those people for Sharks tickets. I've stumbled across some interesting items that I wanted to share with you. Microsoft Desktop Optimization...
  • Blog Post: MED-V 2.0 beta is available - for Windows 7 migrations

    You'll be interested to know that MED-V 2.0 beta is available to download today. Karri blogged about it over at the Windows team blog [ here ]. Here's an excerpt from Karri's blog: With MED-V 2.0 Beta , we have been listening to customer feedback to further simplify the MED-V experience by enabling...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization now available via MDOP

    It's great to see that MED-V is now available to customers with the new version of MS Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for customers with Software Assurance. See Ran's post here . Following are excerpts from Ran's post: MED-V provides deployment and management of virtual Windows desktops to...
  • Blog Post: Update: More than recession: IDC's server virtualization tracker report

    Update : The folks at IDC asked that I remove this blog post until further notice. That said, do check out Roger Johnson's post . He discusses Dell PowerEdge R910 and his Hyper-V deployment at Crutchfield. I met Roger at VMworld 2009. He's a VCP, having run an ESX Server-based datacenter for some...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s new VDI licensing: VDI Suites

    Hi, my name is Manlio Vecchiet, and I am a director of product management on the Windows Server marketing team. I'm in New Orleans right now attending the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) , and wanted to update you on new licenses we’ll offer for hosted virtual desktops, or virtual desktop...
  • Blog Post: Big news: Microsoft and HP team up to move IT forward

    This morning Microsoft and HP announced a three-year, $250 million agreement to jointly deliver a new infrastructure-to-application model, advance cloud computing and generally reduce the costs and complexities of IT. The press release, executive videos and other information about the agreement...
  • Blog Post: Got Questions on Desktop Virtualization? You’re Not Alone…

    For those of you who think about desktop management strategies, and how virtualization might fit, I'd recommend reading Edwin Yuen's new blog post . Some of you may know Edwin as he's contributed to this blog, now blogs at Virtualization Planet , and has done lots of demos during keynotes. Edwin's...