Microsoft have today (14/02/11) released a refresh update for their Virtual PC offering.

Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology. You can use it to run more than one operating system at the same time on one computer, and to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a computer running Windows 7.

Download it Here

Supported host operating systems

  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

Supported guest operating systems

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Professional
  • Windows Vista Enterprise Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions
  • Windows Vista Business Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions *
  • Windows 7 Professional *
  • Windows 7 Enterprise.
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

*Note Virtual applications are not supported on Windows Vista Business or on Windows 7 Professional. All other features of Windows Virtual PC are supported on these two guest systems.

Posted by markparris

Microsoft MVP - Enterprise mobility.

3 Comments

  1. “Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology”

    Hmm… sort of – well, not really.

    Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 is the most technically advanced vitualisation solution from Microsoft but it’s server-only, hence Virtual PC is still around to keep things going until we get a decent client-side virtualisation solution. It’s not bad – for the reasons you stated, but let’s not over-sell it either!

    ^MW

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    1. Microsoft’s words not mine.

      Reply

  2. Aha… hadn’t realised it was a quote! Comment still stands – different teams working on different products!

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