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Vista licensing tuned for Virtualization




This is to somehow help the *diskless* PCs like Terminal servers.

But the options seem to be a setup for the future to align licensing and new virtualization technologies that are central to Microsoft’s emerging management platform as laid out last week at its annual Management Summit.

Later this year, the company will release System Center Virtual Machine Manager, which helps increase physical server utilization, and centralize management and provisioning of virtual machines. In addition, Microsoft plans to release in mid-2008 its hypervisor technology, code-named Viridian, which will run on the forthcoming Windows Longhorn Server. Longhorn includes a feature called the Terminal Services Gateway that will let users remotely access both their Terminal Services and VECD desktops.


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