Microsoft Extends Virtualization Strategy, Outlines Product Road Map

Microsoft Extends Virtualization Strategy, Outlines Product Road Map

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Check it out:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/may06/05-22Virtualization.mspx

Cheers,
Ben

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  • What about the future of Virtual PC? I know Virtual Server is free and has more features but I prefer the Virtual PC GUI interface to the IE interface of Virtual Server.
  • Hi Antony,

    There is nothing I can say about Virtual PC at the moment - but expect some updates on this soon.

    Cheers,
    Ben
  • Antony - This seems to be a common issue with VS, and I can only hope that the folks at MS are listening.  I belive most people who have used VPC and VS would prefer the VPC front-end.

    My company is going through a similar experience.  As we move our products to web-based front-ends, the feedback from clients has been unanimous and overwhelming: The web interface is fine for remote usage, but do not EVER take away our local consoles!  Our development groups had planned on phasing out the local consoles due to the duplication of effort on supporting both kinds of interfaces to the products, but they have reconsidered and will now continue development and support of both.

    John
  • A web interface is fine (although it pains me to say so) but it must at least be equal in functionality to the local console and it must not be reliant on inferior internet browsers. ;) (I'm not mentioning names).

    The current VS web console does not fit the above.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2006 7:57 AM by DosFrek
    > A web interface is fine (although it pains
    > me to say so) but it must at least be equal
    > in functionality to the local console and it
    > must not be reliant on inferior internet
    > browsers. ;)

    I'm uncomfortable with it being reliant on an internet SERVER that has a history of huge security problems.

    Unfortunately another free virtualization server from a different vendor is ALSO dependent on an internet server that has a history of huge security problems.  Sometimes I have it running concurrently with a different internet server which a completely different vendor relies on for their firewall which, if I understand it, communicates with firmware in the physical machine's motherboard.  I haven't had time to see if I can get all of these working together at the same time and administer them properly.  All I wanted to do was run a few guest machines to experiment with drivers and stuff in the guest machines, but now I have to learn this stuff first.
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