Last week I had a Windows 7 planning meeting with one of our clients and like in any other Windows 7 related meeting that i have had in the past months with other customers, the topic about XP Mode was brought up. It appears that when speaking about application compatibility, first thing people think of is XP Mode. To be honest I don’t blame them, because when XP Mode was first introduced in April 2009 Read More …
Today I have spend some time in taking a look at MED-V. I reviewed MED-V already about a year ago, but had not touched it since then. Microsoft just recently released an updated version of MED-V as part of the MDOP suite. While configuring a Workspace, my attention was caught by the “Clients should use Trim Transfer when downloading images for this Workspace” setting that is shown within the Virtual Machine Tab. The documentation describes Read More …
If you’re planning to do some hands-on with MED-V I recommend that you have a look at these MED-V videos.
Here’s another great article from Stephen Rose, explaining XP Mode vs. MED-V. Read the entire article here
Here is an excellent post that explains Windows7 XP Mode. The article describes clearly who should use XP Mode standalone or MED-V which is the product designed for enterprises. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/springboard/archive/2009/06/16/understanding-xp-mode.aspx I also recommend reading “How MED-V v2 helps you manage Windows XP Mode” http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/business/archive/2009/04/28/how-med-v-v2-helps-you-manage-windows-xp-mode.aspx
Microsoft has released the Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V version 1) Planning, Deployment and Operations Guide. The document can be found here
Windows XP Mode on Windows7 with Windows Virtual PC is designed for small business users, For Enterprise customers, MED-V is the way to go. More information: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/business/archive/2009/04/28/how-med-v-v2-helps-you-manage-windows-xp-mode.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Apr09/04-28Win7QA.mspx
The first out of four screen casts about MED-V has been published today on TechnetEdge. Part 1, Concept and Architecture Part 2, User Experience Part 3, Configuring Workspace Policy Part 4, Creating Deployment Package
Microsoft has made available a Demo Kit for their Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Beta aka MED-V. For more details read my earlier blog post “Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization aka MED-V”. The Demo Kit contains everything you need to get first hands-on experience. The Demo Kit can be downloaded from here.
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