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Microsoft MED-V Virtualization Tool Hits Beta 2

Microsoft is locked in vigorous into a vigorous campaign to convince enterprise clients to upgrade to Windows 7. But for firms that still rely on many critical applications that are incompatible with the new operating system, adoption has been slow.

Microsoft is working to clear that roadblock with a tool included in its desktop virtualization suite that aims to bridge those incompatibilities, and Microsoft is sending a clear message that "legacy Windows XP or Internet Explorer 6/7 applications" shouldn't stand in the way of a Windows 7 upgrade. Datamation has the details.


Microsoft began the second beta test of a key virtualization tool this week, with the aim of helping to ease the way for corporate customers who are held back from migrating to Windows 7 by incompatibilities with required older applications.

Version 2 of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) is now available for download for users interested in beta testing the upcoming release.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Tool to Aid Windows 7 Migrations Enters Beta 2