updated 10:50 am EDT, Tue August 12, 2003
Connectix today sent out notices to its customers, noting that the transition of Virtual PC and Virtual Server (yet un-released technology) to Microsoft is almost complete: "As part of the of the Virtual PC and Virtual Server technology and products, Connectix is in the final stages of transitioning the business to Microsoft, and plans to complete this transition by August 15, 2003. After August 15, Microsoft will oversee all future Virtual PC and Virtual Server product development, sales and support."
- Virtual PC for Windows: August 15th is the last day customers can purchase Virtual PC for Windows from Connectix. If you are interested in purchasing additional licenses, please contact your Connectix Account Manager or visit http://www.connectix.com/shop/. Microsoft is developing a new version of Virtual PC for Windows, which will be available in Q4 2003. Once this version is available, existing Virtual PC for Windows customers can upgrade at no cost. Microsoft will be posting a FAQ that addresses questions about product plans and support. This FAQ will be available as of August 15, 2003.
- Virtual PC for Mac: On August 12, 2003 Microsoft will launch Virtual PC for Mac - 6.1, which will available through most major retailers. Customers who have Connectix Virtual PC for Mac 6.0 can get a free update to Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 6.1. Customers who have Connectix Virtual PC for Mac 5.0 are eligible for the upgrade pricing.
- Virtual Server: Microsoft is approaching final stages of development with plans to ship Virtual Server in Q1 2004. If you would like to participate in the Virtual Server Customer Preview.