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Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization

   
7:28 am on Mar 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization [microsoft.com]

Microsoft Corp. today announced new investments around desktop virtualization technologies and solutions, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), to help organizations of all sizes increase flexibility, employee productivity and IT cost savings.

Improved licensing model for virtual Windows desktop. Beginning July 1, 2010, Windows Client Software Assurance customers will no longer have to buy a separate license to access their Windows operating system in a VDI environment, as virtual desktop access rights now will be a Software Assurance benefit.

Windows XP Mode no longer requires hardware virtualization technology.

New technology agreement with Citrix Systems.