Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 surpassed 1 million downloads

Ben Armstrong, Program Manager of Virtual Machine Team at Microsoft, unofficially informs that new Virtual PC 2007 hit the 1 million downloads mark in 38 days.

This number will eventually grow despite VMware leadership in both desktop and server virtualization market: Microsoft can count on its MSDN Subscription, which allows the company to reach hundreds of thousands of corporate customers worldwide, which may have not time or are not interested in evaluating competitive offering, or which just prefer to stick with one vendor for the whole software offering.

After just one year VMware put in end of life its own alternative, the VMTN Subscription, unpleasing several of its customers which had similar needs.