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Try and test Microsoft Enterprise Virtualization (MED-V) for free by using just Internet Explorer.

December 18, 2009 1 comment

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), is a component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), which enables deployment and management of Microsoft Virtual PC Windows desktops. Main capability of MED-V is seamless application integration, so you can ran Windows 7 incompatible applications as they were installed locally on your host machine. Actually, applications are installed in XP virtual machine placed on your Windows host machine, and then application shortcuts are published to your Windows host Start menu. When user clicks on published shortcut, application launch normally (seamlessly integrated). MED-V is similar to XP Mode, meaning that with both products you can achieve seamlessly integrated applications, but MED-V is suitable for big organizations and XP mode is more suitable for smaller organizations. Also with MED-V you have centralized management of virtual images and policies. So now, after basic information about MED-V,  would you like to try it without installing anything? No problem Microsoft Virtual Labs are here to help you.

How can I try Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)  just by using Web Browser?

By using Microsoft Virtual Labs you can connect to live running server (similar to Remote Desktop Connection), and then complete some of the product scenarios. So to try MED-V :

  1. Click here.
  2. If you have all prerequisites (IE 6 or later, cookies enabled, Virtual Machine Remote ActiveX Control), click on Start Your Lab button, and your LAB will open in IE window.
  3. NTLM Authentication will appear. Click Yes.
  4. Begin Scenario, using Exercise 1.

With this LAB you will experience MED-V in standard scenario of application compatibility. This test lab is available as part of Windows 7 Test Drive where you can also try BranchCache, DirectAccess, BitLocker and other interesting features and scenarios.