Microsoft will offer testers the chance to test the latest version of Virtual PC dubbed Virtual PC 2007. This follows the Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta program which is scheduled to end on the 30th of March, the same date as Virtual PC 2007 is expected to end.
Testers eager to get their hands on the client version may nominate themselves starting on the 10th of October.
The current version, Virtual PC 2004 -is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new operating system. It also saves reconfiguration time, so your support, development, and training staff can work more efficiently.
Microsoft had previously stated "Microsoft will also offer the free download of Virtual PC 2007, with support for Windows Vista, available in 2007."