Coming soon, Quest vWorkspace 7.2 Maintenance Release 1 will support Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is a milestone in the evolution of the Hyper-V platform and Quest is excited to work closely with Microsoft to deliver a range of enhancements and improvements to desktop virtualization delivered on the Microsoft VDI stack. In particular, Quest vWorkspace embraces and extends the two major technical innovations introduced in Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2:
Quest vWorkspace works with the components in the Microsoft VDI Suite, including the upcoming service pack of SCVMM 2008 R2, to fully automate and deploy the management of virtual desktops using Dynamic Memory. Dynamic Memory will dramatically increase the density of virtual desktops on Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 by as much as 40%, significantly lowering the cost of delivering Windows desktops with VDI. By providing deep integration with Dynamic Memory in Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Quest vWorkspace greatly reduces the time-to-value for customers and provides simplified, consolidated management.
- Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Test for VDI Density, showing how Service Pack 1 for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role deliver 40% higher density for virtual desktops! – Michael Kleef, Sr. Technical Product Manager Microsoft, Read the blog post
- Planning and Deploying Microsoft VDI with Management Technologies. More from Michael Kleef as he discusses planning VDI and Session Host deployments, the scalability of Hyper-V and the improvements in Service Pack 1 - Watch the TechEd EMEA video (recommended start at 30:30)
- Scalability improvements for Hyper-V. Another great TechEd EMEA session called “Project Virtual Reality Check", which discusses the improvements in scalability for Hyper-V. http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/VIR307 (recommended start at 48:01)
- Service Pack 1 based VDI Assessment. Coming soon our free VDI Assessment technology will be updated to take Hyper-V Service Pack 1 and Dynamic Memory into account when assessing a user’s suitability for VDI