updated 03:30 pm EST, Mon February 1, 2010
Existing software said to be compatible
Developer Citrix says it expects the iPad, due in March, to support Windows 7 virtualization through present or upcoming software. Corporations should be able to serve Windows 7 to iPad clients using XenDesktop or XenApp; each tablet will require a copy of Receiver, a free App Store download. Multiple Windows apps should be able to run simultaneously under virtualization.
The iPad's larger screen and resolution should make Receiver easier to use, Citrix adds. No matching upgrades have been announced, but the company is nevertheless soliciting feedback that could see Receiver modified. While most iPhone apps run on an iPad without changes, adjustments are essential for exploiting the 9.7-inch display.