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    A couple weeks ago, Windows 7 turned one year old with over 240 million licenses sold. Following that anniversary, Rich Reynolds shared related information about customer successes and industry trends that are changing traditional client computing; causing vendors and customers to rethink how they do...
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    Last month we talked about how Windows 8 is Windows reimagined for our business customers and earlier this week we shared information on the Windows 8 editions we’ll be making available to customers when Windows 8 becomes generally available. I wanted to take this opportunity today to also talk about...
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    Today, I’m excited to share two announcements: first, I’d like to welcome a new product to Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualization family – User Experience Virtualization (UE-V). And secondly, we’re announcing that our flagship application virtualization product is being updated to its next major version...
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    Good morning/evening from Amsterdam! We’re at TechEd Europe 2012 this week, continuing our discussions on how to enable more flexible workstyles for your employees and how enterprises are shaping the future of desktop virtualization. In April, Gartner published a report titled “Desktop Virtualization...
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    At, Microsoft, we’ve just passed the Windows 7 one-year anniversary and as we reflect on the year and look ahead, we want to make sure we continue working with our customers so they have a clear roadmap on how to maximize their Windows 7 investments. I personally have the privilege of spending quite...
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    Windows XP Mode is specifically designed to help small businesses move to Windows 7. Windows XP Mode provides you with the flexibility to run many older productivity applications on a Windows 7 based PC. All you need to do is to install suitable applications directly in Windows XP Mode which is a virtual...
  • Blog Post: Windows Thin PC RTMs!

    We’ve been sharing updates on Windows Thin PC for some time now and are excited to announce that today Windows Thin PC reached its RTM milestone and will become generally available for download on July 1, 2011. As we’ve been talking about, customers told us that they want an easy way to...
  • Blog Post: App-V: Why it should be the most important tool in your virtualization tool belt

    As discussed in previous posts , Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualization allows flexibility to deliver, test and manage the user settings, applications and your operating system, Windows 7, more easily. Today I’d like to further explore Application Virtualization, which is a key component to a complete desktop...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 updates deliver more bang for your buck

    As a GM for the Windows Commercial business, I regularly get to speak with customers across the world. I absolutely love this part of my job. It continues to be an exciting journey to see the progress you’re making with your Windows 7 deployments – City of Stockholm, National Instruments, BAA and others...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Reimagined for Business

    Greetings from Hannover, Germany! Last week, we announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and this morning, I joined Kevin Turner during his CeBIT keynote to demonstrate what I’m most excited about ­– how Windows 8 will help your business . You might have heard that Windows 8 is Windows...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Updates at TechEd

    Throughout our ongoing conversations with customers, specifically the business executives and IT pros, we’ve recognized a common thread across all the organizations. Regardless of size or business, there is a strong need to balance the needs of the end user with the requirements of the organization to...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for Deploying Windows 7

    I recently had the chance to sit down with John West from Microsoft Services to talk about his work with our business customers, and he mentioned some really helpful tips for ensuring success with Windows 7 Enterprise deployments. It’s my pleasure to bring these best practices to you, along with some...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

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  • Blog Post: New resources to help business customers deploy Windows 7

    For the past few months, I’ve been traveling to many corners of the world visiting customers large and small.  Everywhere I went, I continued to be humbled by the overall positive feedback IT professionals gave me on the value of Windows 7 to their organization. That said, IT professionals also...
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    One of the best parts of my job is talking with customers, and hearing directly from them the ways they’re using technology to strengthen their business. Based on these customer conversations, I can get an appreciation for what is top of mind among IT leaders. I often hear concerns about managing...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging Desktop Virtualization in Your Windows 7 Deployment

    With more than 400 million Windows 7 licenses sold , I always enjoy hearing from customers about their Windows 7 experience and the specific business value they are seeing as a result of deploying Windows 7 within their company. Based on these conversations, Windows 7 is evidently delivering a strong...
  • Blog Post: MDOP 2009 R2 is available today!

    Last month, Gavriella Schuster discussed the features you will see in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 and today I’m pleased to announce its availability! Over on the MDOP Team blog, Ran Oelgiesser provided details about what you can expect with the latest release and today he shares...
  • Blog Post: How MED-V helps your migration to Windows 7

    Hi, I’m Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director of Product Management for Microsoft Desktop Virtualization, and today I’d like to share some updates around Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V). As customers continue to plan for and migrate to Windows 7, they go through a process of evaluating...
  • Blog Post: At TechEd, Windows Introduces the Flexible Workspace

    Clearly, the way we work has changed – we are increasingly mobile and want to stay connected anywhere, anytime. Many of us take our first conference call of the day from our car during the morning commute. We stay on top of urgent emails not only from our desk but also from the sidelines of the soccer...
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    During the last few months we’ve been talking a lot about our desktop virtualization and MDOP products and the updates and improvements we’re making based on your feedback. You may remember that in early April , we began talking about the newest version of Microsoft Application Virtualization – App-V...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft leads industry discussion on the state of Desktop Virtualization

    Today at 9 a.m., we’re hosting a customer roundtable to discuss how desktop virtualization can help solve some of the most pressing business challenges.  Gartner’s Mike Silver will lead us in a discussion joined by three of our customers, including Kraft Foods, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and...
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    Last week, I attended the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas. It was a great chance to escape from Redmond and catch up with customers and partners, and enjoy some good conversations. I appreciated the opportunity to meet many of you – new and familiar faces - during the numerous sessions...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Enterprise Edition Customer Benefits

    You may have caught Brandon’s post last week looking at our SKU strategy for Windows 7. In addition to the guidance we provided earlier today for commercial customers looking at deploying Windows Vista, I want to also take a closer look at Windows 7 Enterprise specifically and what it means for our largest...
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    We’ve been talking a lot lately about the value of desktop virtualization and how to get the biggest bang for your buck from it. We certainly recognize that you have your work cut out for you – managing your technology infrastructure in a way that ensures the highest degree of security...