Microsoft has announced Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX which directly affects their desktop virt platform. Dynamic memory allows users to adjust the memory of a guest virtual machine on demand. IT administrators will thus be able to pool all the memory available on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to virtual machines running on that host as necessary. Based on changes in workload, VMs will be able to receive new memory allocations without a service interruption.
Microsoft RemoteFX, which is based on the IP that Microsoft acquired and continued to develop since acquiring Calista Technologies over two years ago, enables users of virtual desktops to receive a rich, 3-D, multimedia experience while accessing information remotely. It functions independently of any graphics stack and supports any screen content, including Windows Aero, full-motion video, Flash and Silverlight content, and 3D applications. Because it uses virtualized graphics resources, RemoteFX works on a wide array of target devices, which means it can be deployed over both thick and thin client hosts and a wide variety of network configurations.