Multiple Seamless Applications with Windows Virtual PC

We have spent a lot of time telling people how Windows Virtual PC and Virtual XP mode will allow them to run incompatible legacy applications on Windows 7.  Unfortunately a number of people have come away with the impression that you can only do this with Virtual XP mode and that you can only run a single application at a time.

This is simply not true.

Using Windows Virtual PC you can access seamless applications from Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 virtual machines.  You can have multiple applications running seamlessly in a single virtual machine, and you can have seamless applications running under different virtual machines at the same time.

If you look at this screenshot:


You can see that I have Internet Explorer and a command prompt running under the same (Windows XP) virtual machine.  I then have Windows Live Photo Gallery running under a separate (Windows 7) virtual machine.  All three of these applications have been launched directly from my start menu in Windows 7.