Last week we had the pleasure of spending time with Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of Windows Product Management for the enterprise at the Redmond stop of his week-long press tour.. It was great to see first hand how much has MDOP plays a strategic role in the Microsoft’s desktop stack…
- He told the press that Microsoft has sold over 6.5 million licenses of MDOP to date, making it the fastest-selling volume licensing product in Microsoft history.
–> A lot of these will be deployed in the next 12-months which is GREAT news for most of us 🙂
- He also told that officially, Microsoft had completed its acquisition of Kidaro, an Israeli-based startup that allows management of virtual machines and many other virtualization features much-much user friendly. Furthermore the product will be included in the MDOP offering, with the name “Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization” . This is fantastic news as it increases the value of MDOP tremendously. We are very exited about seeing the product come to market in the early 2009.
- We will make a special posting on the Kidaro technology, but to give you an idea:
during the demo we saw a scenario in which IE6 launched inside a XP-Virtual PC (transparent to the user) based on a specific URL being typed on IE7 – Very useful in application compatability challenges —
Shanen’s full article can be found at: Windows Vista News Blog
Exciting times coming ahead! – Look forward to the rest of 2008 and 2009.
I am sure we will be exploring this theme in the near future… Stay tuned!
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