Download: Microsoft releases the first beta (Community Technology Preview) of Windows Thin PC

Microsoft has released a community technology preview (CTP) of its Windows Thin PC product and it’s available for download at Microsoft Connect website.

Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is a new version of Windows 7 designed specifically for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) customers. Windows Thin PC is a smaller footprint, locked down version of Windows 7 designed for virtualised environments to rebuild their existing PCs as thin clients. PCs with WinTPC will not require the VDA license that regular thin clients will need to access VDI desktops.

WinTPC will offer:
– Rich VDI experience through support for RemoteFX
– Improved end point security by denying certain disk writes via filters
– Enterprise-grade management support through System Center

Microsoft is offering Windows Thin PC as part of it’s Software Assurance package for customers.

Head over to the Microsoft Connect site for the CTP download.

You may also want to check out FAQs: Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) .pdf

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