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So now Softgrid is to be known as "Application Virtualization", well at least it does follow the recent trend where some of the Vendors are attempting to call their products by a name that actually describes what it does?   

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 is Open for Public Beta

And away we go!!!!! Welcome to ITForum and Welcome to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Beta!!! The keynote has kicked off with an amazing display of technologies and one that jumped out straight at me was our very own Application Virtualization product!!!!

If you go to connect you can download the open beta of Microsoft update to the SoftGrid product, " Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5" Beta

Please visit the Microsoft Connect site at to gain access to the 4.5 Beta. Sign in with your Microsoft Windows Live ID and then click on "Available Connections" in the left pane. You will see "Application Virtualization 4.5 Public Beta" in the list. Click "Apply" to arrive at the Microsoft Application Virtualization welcome page. At this point, click on the "Downloads" link in the left pane and you will see the Public Beta download.


Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
(formerly SoftGrid Application Virtualization)

Microsoft Application Virtualization transforms applications into virtualized, network-available services resulting in dynamic delivery of software that is never installed, minimizes conflicts and reduces costly application compatibility testing. Users and their application environments are no longer machine-specific, and the machines themselves are no longer user-specific, enabling IT to be flexible and responsive to business needs, and significantly reducing the cost of PC management, including application and operating system (OS) migrations.

more at source... The World Simplified is a Virtual World : Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 is Open for Public Beta

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 8:44 AM | Back to top

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