Microsoft Application Virtualization is now ready for beta!!! This beta represents a lot of blood, sweat and tears by the team, but we believe it was well worth it to bring you a quality product and we think you will agree once you try the beta.
First things first, the beta is now available on Microsoft Connect. Make sure to sign in with your Microsoft Windows Live ID and then click on "Available Connections" in the left pane. You will see "Application Virtualization 4.5 Public Beta" in the list. Click "Apply" to arrive at the Microsoft Application Virtualization welcome page (if requested, please complete the registration information). At this point, click on the "Downloads" link in the left pane and you will see the Public Beta download.
One thing to notice right off the bat is that we have renamed the product from Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization to simply Microsoft Application Virtualization. Since this is the first Microsoft branded release, we wanted to ensure we gave it a strictly descriptive name and capture the