Kidaro Managed Workspace is now Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, to be integrated in H1 2009

Posted by bink on May 27 2008, 8:13 PM. Posted in Virtual PC.

Announcing the completion of Kidaro acquisition, Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of Windows Product Management, reveals on the corporate blog that Managed Workspace will be called Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization.

The technology will be integrated in the Microsoft Optimized Desktop Pack (MDOP), where also Application Virtualization (formerly SoftGrid) sits, no earlier than H1 2009. So both products will be available for those customers which accept to pay the Software Assurance.

No mention of how the product will be integrated with other Microsoft solutions like System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) or Operation Manager (SCOM), which already manage and monitor the Virtual Server 2005 (and soon the Hyper-V) virtual machines.

In any case the Microsoft decision to tight Kidaro technologies to MDOP will give VMware (with ACE), Sentillion (with vThere) and MokaFive (with their new Virtual Desktop Solution) a lot of time to gain some more market shares.