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Jun082006

Microsoft moving desktop into virtualization fold

Microsoft’s virtualization plans for the desktop are getting strong reviews, as users and analysts alike say that the benefits for IT should be reduced costs for deploying and managing devices and migrating between versions of software. Microsoft’s plan for the desktop is centered on its pending acquisition of Softricity, a 7-year-old company with more than 500 customers, including Merrill Lynch, Prudential Financial and Motorola. The vendor’s SoftGrid software is used for application virtualization and the support of on-demand delivery of software, including patches and upgrades. |

Moving Desktop to Virtualization fold

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