The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant will announce April 2 a subscription license called Windows Vista Enterprise Centralized Desktops, which allows customers to use Windows in virtual machines centralized on server hardware.
It is also giving its Software Assurance customers using Windows Vista Enterprise the license right to use Vista on diskless PCs—essentially machines without hard drives.
At the same time, Microsoft is enabling its OEM partners to ship those diskless PCs.
"This is a new kind of form factor, and we are enabling our OEM partners to do this, and we expect to see some of them making this new form factor available over the upcoming months," Scott Woodgate, director in the Windows Product Group, told eWeek in an interview.
Microsoft rolls out new Windows Vista licensing models
Posted on Thursday, April 05 2007 @ 03:47:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck