Solve the “last mile” of app compatibility

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

When upgrading to a new version of Windows, enterprises must first inventory and test line of business applications on the new operating system and your organization may have some applications that are not yet officially supported by your vendor, or might not work at all despite all efforts.

This whole process of testing, fixing the application, upgrading to a new version that supports Windows 7 or finding an alternative application can be time-consuming. Meanwhile, users are unable to take advantage of the operating system’s new capabilities and enhancements, and IT departments have to delay upgrade plans. Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) can help ease these challenges. Some of the key benefits of MED-V are:

Maintaining business continuity:
MED-V removes the barriers to Windows upgrades by resolving application incompatibility with Windows 7 and delivering applications in a Windows XP-based application compatibility workspace. Upgrades can proceed on schedule, and users can take advantage of the power of Windows 7 right away without losing access to applications they need while IT departments can remediate incompatible applications.

Easy to use:
MED-V enables users to seamlessly start the legacy applications right from the Windows Start. Applications appear and operate as if they were installed on the desktop. They can even be pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar! In MED-V 2.0 legacy applications share seamless access to user documents and network-available printers, and even USB devices such as flash storage or Smartcard readers.

Simplified IT management:
MED-V is easy to deploy and manage. MED-V 2.0 integrates with existing management and deployment systems, such as System Center Configuration Manager, for easy, scalable, enterprise deployment.