Redmond-based software giant Microsoft has just announced an expansion of its Desktop Virtualization family of products through the launch of User Experience Virtualization (UE-V).The new product was made available for download in a public beta and all those interested in giving it a try should head over to Microsoft’s website to retrieve it.
The main idea behind US-V was to provide users with a consistent experience across their devices. The new UE-V is meant to become available as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).
The new product was launched as an enterprise-scale user state virtualization solution designed to deliver a consistent, personal Windows experience tailored for the user’s own work style.
“UE-V is simple and versatile so IT professionals can enable the personal, user-defined experiences across many devices while maintaining oversight. It can also integrate into existing management tools and infrastructure, which make it easily scale to the needs of any size organization,” Microsoft explains.
UE-V was meant to allow people to easily change devices without the need to reconfigure software or personal settings on PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.
“By implementing UE-V, IT departments can enable a consistent experience for users who have multiple devices provided by their company or choose to bring their personal PC or tablet to work,” Microsoft’s Karri Alexion-Tiernan explains in a blog post.
UE-V can accommodate both rich desktops and hosted VDI desktops, as well as virtual or traditional applications and can deliver increased productivity at all times.
“UE-V integrates with our Microsoft Desktop Virtualization products and can be deployed with System Center Configuration Manager, as well as third party management tools. However, the user experience is just one component of a fully virtualized environment,” Karri Alexion-Tiernan continues.
Those who would like to have a look at a series of more technical details on UE-V should head over to the Springboard Blog. Microsoft hasn’t provided specific info on when the app might move out of beta.