Microsoft published its first paper about upcoming Virtual PC 2007:
Virtual PC 2007 is next version of Virtual PC and includes all the previous features and capabilities found in Virtual PC 2004, plus the following improvements:
- Optimized for Windows Vista
The virtualization architecture has been optimized for Windows Vista to provide improvements in performance, system resource usage, and stability.
- Improved performance based on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2
Virtual PC 2007 leverages the performance improvements introduced in Virtual Server 2005 R2.
- Provides support for 64-bit host operating systems
You can run Virtual PC 2007 on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista. This means you can run 16-bit operating systems (such as Windows 98 SE) which are not supported natively on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.
- Provides support for sound devices in Windows Vista guest operating systems
Virtualized sound device drivers are available to Windows Vista guest operating systems. This allows Windows Vista guest operating systems to play sounds through the host operating system sound devices. Other guest operating systems will continue to have sound support as it exists in Virtual PC 2004 today.
Read the whole whitepaper at source as soon as possible: Microsoft inadvertently left some revision comments in the document, suggestion it shouldn’t appear online yet.
Thanks to VirtualServer.tv for the news.