Saying that roaming profiles + folder redirection + offline folder support = user virtualization is a bit of a stretch.
Fair enough. He's referring to the Microsoft PR from the other day that touted two blog posts discussing user state virtualization. Here's my take on this: Microsoft has a pretty pervasive virtualization strategy that spans across various server and desktop products and technologies. But some areas are stronger than others. And certainly the user state stuff could be more comprehensive and seamless, and as some had mentioned in the comments section, this stuff has actually been around for a while. This is true, though many companies aren't utilizing it, which I believe was the point of the posts; i.e. that customers have asked Microsoft why their not offering good user state virtualization, when in fact they do have something along those lines already. But my. The bile.
One of us is a jackass. Is it them or me?
I would really like to see the generation address this in a more seamless fashion, and hopefully it will.
Verizon Wireless is going to launch its 4G network this weekend, which is great. But it won't have 4G smart phones for sale until mid-2011, which is odd. In the meantime, you can get a 4G dongle for your laptop:
Verizon is charging less for 4G than for 3G. One data plan will cost $50 a month for 5 gigabytes of data, compared with $60 for 3G.Another plan will provide 10 gigabytes of data for $80 a month.