Virtualization.info has published an article that discusses how a Microsoft patent for something called “Windows Direct Experience” might hint at the presence of client-side HyperV in Windows8.
In July last year, virtualization.info reported that the first details about HyperV 3.0, which appeared online on a French publication. According to that publication, the Hypervisor will not run a full copy of Windows in its parent partition, but a minimal part of the OS, which Microsoft internally calls codename MinWin.
Also details appeared on how Microsoft will integrate its application virtualization solution App-V in Windows so that customers can run XP, Vista, 7 and Linux applications on the same environment.
Now Manan Kakkar, who runs the Being Manan weblog discovered more information about the technology. Microsoft filed a patent in August last year called Windows Direct Experience. Windows Direct Experience would enable the OS to enter into a sandboxed mode to launch special purpose applications like Media Center. Basically this means that these applications are launched as VM instances.