Good news – the Virtual PC 2007 Beta is now available. You can sign up for it here: https://connect.microsoft.com/programdetails.aspx?ProgramDetailsID=874.
Major changes include:
- Support for hardware virtualization (Intel and AMD)
- Support for Windows Vista as a host operating system
- Support for Windows Vista as a guest operating system
- Note: No support for Aero Glass though – just Aero Basic
- Support for 64-bit host operating systems
- Note: Virtual machines are 32-bit only
- Improved performance
There are also a plethora of bug fixes. Some notable ones include:
- Lots of work to allow Virtual PC to play better with laptop power management
- Fix for IntelPPM issue (http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/10/24/484461.aspx)
- Virtual PC now supports greater than 2.2GB ISO images
Plus there are some minor UI changes.