At TechEd IT Pro in Barcelona, Spain – Microsoft annonced that Application Virtualization (App-V) will support 64-bit applications and platforms in H1 2010, with TAP availability expected in late 2009. This support will apply across all existing App-V offerings, which include:
- App-V for Desktops which is purchased through the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
- App-V for Hosters, which is purchased via Microsoft’s SPLA licensing program
- App-V for Terminal Services which is purchased via the App-V for Terminal Services CAL
In addition to App-V, Redmond company is gearing up to include a second virtualization technology, called Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), into the MDOP suite. MED-V is the culmination of months of work from the product team following the acquisition of Kidaro, and we’re proud to let you know that a beta of MED-V will be available in Q1 2009. By adding MED-V as the pivotal “Sixth man” in MDOP, we will enable IT professionals to optimize their desktop infrastructure by providing management capabilities for Virtual PCs, streamlining OS deployments, and easing application compatibility issues. Look for registration for beta, where you could also nominate for early adoption even before Q1. The product is targeted for final release in the first half of 2009.