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Microsoft Details Desktop Virtualization Paths

In an inevitable byproduct of a major new product release, Microsoft is now having to address its customers' concerns about making the transition to Windows 7. In a new blog post, the company details virtualization techniques businesses can use to help with their migration.

The company describes three layers of virtualization -- end user, application and desktop -- that can help ease the path to Windows 7 adoption and iron out the wrinkles of legacy applications. Datamation takes a look at Microsoft's virtualization recommendations.

As more PC managers begin, or follow through on, migrating from Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) to Windows 7, they are encountering one of the downsides of staying on an aging platform for too long.

It's no surprise that some custom applications for IE6 won't run on Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) new operating system. What may be surprising, however, is the scale of the problem, and the impacts of dealing with it.

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Microsoft Talks Desktop Virtualization Strategy