Microsoft expands desktop virtualization

Microsoft announced about a week ago that it acquired Kidaro, a desktop virtualization company. While Kidaro products are more geared more for enterprise  customers, they do have some interesting options for smaller businesses that have certain virtual needs. I’m interested to see what, if any, changes Microsoft makes to Kidaro ToGo which allows you to run a virtual Windows off a USB key.

Granted this has been around on the Linux side for a long time now but the way this is implemented is a little different. Rather than having a window running the OS and everything contained within it, this actually integrates your virtual environment with the native Windows. So you can launch applications side by side. They’re differentiated by a colored border to identify what is running on the local desktop and what is on the virtual system.

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