Skytap offers virtual IT test lab for Windows 7 app testers

Backed in part by Bezos Expeditions - the personal investment arm of Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, Skytap is calling all Windows 7 app testers onto its virtual IT test lab to test applications on Microsoft's latest operating system. Built atop VMWare, the Skytap Virtual Lab runs any version of Windows - unlike, say, Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, which’s limited […]

Backed in part by Bezos Expeditions - the personal investment arm of Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, Skytap is calling all Windows 7 app testers onto its virtual IT test lab to test applications on Microsoft's latest operating system. Built atop VMWare, the Skytap Virtual Lab runs any version of Windows - unlike, say, Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, which’s limited to Windows 2003 Server - and beginning on Thursday, Microsoft's RTM date, the Lab’ll offer up ready-made Windows 7 virtual machine templates for any MSDN subscriber with keys for the RTM code. Skytap’s also offering a Windows 7-specific subscription that provides 1000 hours of testing for a $250 monthly fee. Typically, rates start at $500 a month, reported.