Microsoft today provided some interesting updates related to Windows client in the enterprise and desktop virtualization. More specifically:
App-V 4.6 SP1 is now generally available and is designed to make the process of virtualizing applications faster and introduces package accelerators that create a way to make it easier for customers to virtualize applications and enable application delivery in their environments. This package accelerator will be available by early April, and will be provided for Project, Adobe Reader and Office 2010.
MED-V 2.0 is also now generally available and removes legacy application barriers so that IT professionals are able to accelerate their migration to Windows 7 and also features new integration capabilities between System Center Configuration Manager and 3rd party software solutions.
Additionally, Microsoft announced that a Customer Technology Preview (CTP) version of Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) will be released by the end of this month. WinTPC is a locked down version of Windows 7 designed for repurposing existing PCs as thin clients, allowing customers to get the most out of their hardware investments. Microsoft previously discussed WinTPC on March 7.