Microsoft today delivered Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0.
The MED-V 2.0 product is desktop virtualization software based on technology Microsoft bought from Kidaro in 2008. MED-V is one of a number of migration tools that Microsoft offers exclusively to Microsoft Software Assurance volume-license customers as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).
Microsoft has been touting MED-V as a Windows 7 migration tool that allows users to "retain access to legacy lines of business applications that require Windows XP."
Microsoft has been testing MED-V 2.0 since last summer. Company officials have said there would be a number of new features and updates in the MED-V2.0 release, including:
- No dedicated infrastructure required
- Streamlined sign-on to MED-V workspaces
- More options for Internet Explorer redirection
- USB device sharing
- My Documents, Desktop and network printer redirection
Microsoft also delivered App-V SP1 today.