Mike Neil just posted a very good summary of our Virtualization strategy. Mike Neil is General Manager Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft. He's responsible for planning, development and strategy of our Virtualization technology.

In his recent post Mike talks about

  • Product Strategy
  • SoftGrid
  • KVM
  • Novell
  • XenSource
  • Licensing

Mike concludes with "Does this mean everything will be virtualized in 5 years? Not likely due to continuing innovation at the hardware and software level, and the fact that no solution applies to everyone. That said, virtualization will become the default setting in the operating system – whether that’s Windows or other OSes in the market."