Microsoft wraps up VirtualPC product

Microsoft is readying the release of Virtual PC 2004, a virtualization product that allows users to run multiple operating systems on the same computer simultaneously.

On Monday, the vendor plans to release Virtual PC 2004 to manufacturing, the product's final phase before becoming commercially available, sources familiar with the company's plans said. Virtual PC 2004 should be on store shelves before the end of the year, Microsoft has said.

Virtual PC for Windows is one of three virtualization software products Microsoft bought from Connectix in February. Virtual PC can help with testing of a new operating system before migrating to it, or allow users to run applications that only work with a specific operating system. Virtual PC can also save time for support, development and training staff by reducing the amount of reconfiguring they need to do.

In August, Microsoft launched Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1. Virtual Server is being finalized and is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of next year, a slight delay from the original plan to release the product in the final quarter of 2003.

Virtual PC for Mac allows users of Apple Computer's Macintosh computers to run various versions of the Windows operating system. Similarly, the Virtual Server software lets users run different operating systems on a single server.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Joris Evers

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?