Microsoft’s Windows Thin PC public CTP is now available! Although the final release of Windows Thin PC will be provided as a benefit for Software Assurance customers.
This CTP version includes some new features which we had not previously talked about:
- RemoteFX support for a richer, higher fidelity hosted desktop experience.
- Support for System Center Configuration Manager, to help deploy and manage WinTPC images.
- Write filter support helps prevent user and application writes to disk, thereby improving security at the end point
Additionally, Package Accelerators is also gone public, that can speed up the application virtualization process and help make their move to Windows 7 all the easier.
For those of you not yet familiar with Package Accelerators, — it’s a gallery site full gallery of readily available accelerators contributed from Microsoft and MVPs. The idea around these Package Accelerators is to help simplify and streamline the process of virtualizing apps for IT Professionals who want to deliver App-V benefits to their business users sooner. As discussed earlier this month during the Desktop Virtualization Customer Roundtable event, speeding up the creation of virtualized apps is a priority for many companies.
Once you’ve created an App-V Package, it’s simple to create an App-V Package Accelerator using the Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer. Continue to visit the gallery site and watch for new accelerators to be added.