Microsoft released Windows 7 Release Candidate today (I'm downloading my copies of it plus Windows 7 server right now). It includes the Windows XP Mode which is essentially a specialized virtualization container. Microsoft provides an informative table that compares Virtual PC 2007 to Windows Virtual PC at...
Windows Virtual PC includes a bunch of features that a lot of people have been clamoring for for years including:
- USB support (finally!)
- Clipboard sharing
- Drive sharing
Note that unlike Virtual PC 2007, Windows Virtual PC requires either AMD-V or Intel VT-x hardware virtualization support. So, old PCs and Atom 270/280 based netbooks can't run it.
And The Windows Blog has a useful item for those of you planning to deploy Windows XP Mode in the enterprise...