Microsoft almost too quietly released several news today, mostly regarding virtualization, Hyper-V and Virtual PC 7. Hyper-V will get “memory over commit” feature and improvement in VDI infrastructure. Second one makes me a bit more happy, since now I will be able to run Virtual PC 7 on my laptopt that does not support hardware virtualization. Bellow you can read excerpts from original posts that can be opened by clicking on provided links.
Here is one from Windows Server Division Blog:
Today, Microsoft is announcing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Detailed information regarding SP1 will be released over the next several months; but today Windows Server 2008 R2 is announcing that SP1 will deliver two important new features that directly affect Microsoft’s desktop virtualization stack: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.
And here is one from Virtual PC Guy:
The update to Windows Virtual PC to support running on systems without hardware virtualization is now available for download. You can grab it here:
- For 32-bit host operating systems: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=837f12aa-1d37-464e-ae59-20c9ecbebaf6
- For 64-bit host operating systems: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e70dd043-e262-43c0-a002-446567f1e2b4
You can also read the full KB article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977206