Microsoft set to release Windows Thin PC in June

Back in February, Microsoft announced a new version of Windows 7 tailored for VDI access, named Windows Thin PC. A preview is available since March, as reported by

Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director of Product Management for Microsoft Desktop Virtualization, announced on the Windows for your Business Blog that Microsoft plans to release Windows Thin PC in June.

Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) aims to help small organizations benefit of virtualization, offering a solution which should be light on memory, disk and networking resources. At the time of writing, 12.000 customers and channel partners have signed up for a preview through the WinTPC Technology Preview programme.

WinTPC offers customers who use Software Assurance the opportunity to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients by providing a locked down version of Windows 7, and is supposed to include a system for securing devices by preventing users from saving data or installing application locally.