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Jan 22 2008   9:50AM GMT

Microsoft acquires Calista Technologies; Changes policy on Vista in a VM

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

The register has an article about M$ recent acquistion on Calista Technologies (they are blade + RDP style connection vendor). There isn’t much to really interest a VMware guy here, but there are few nuggets. For instance. The article states:

“Microsoft plans to offer a Citrix tool for moving virtual machines between XenServer and Windows Server 2008 with Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor in beta form during the second quarter. It will ship the final product with the final Hyper-V. One day”

The next part is more interesting. It’s of interest to VDI people – a change in the license costs and what versions of Vista can be run in a VM:

“Over in licensing town, Microsoft announced that it will sell an annual subscription to Windows Vista Enterprise Centralized Desktop for $23 per desktop “for rich clients covered by Software Assurance for Windows Client,” which is down from $78. And, in a reversal shocker, Microsoft will now let consumers run Windows Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium as guest operating systems in virtual machines.”

If you want to read the full article its here:


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