An area where Microsoft doesn’t seem particularly active is the so-called virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). So far the company made just a few progresses, letting its partner Citrix dominate the scene and compete head to head with VMware.
Rather than on products, Microsoft is focusing on VDI licensing. In July 2009 it introduced two new VDI licenses, the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Standard Suite and the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Premium Suite, on top of its well-known Virtual Enterprise Centralized Desktop (VECD). Now the company may perform additional adjustments to its offering.
A couple of days ago TechTarget reported that Microsoft plans to modify the VECD to reduce the cost per user ($23/seat/year if you are a Software Assurance customer, $110/seat/year if you are not).