Microsoft showed its new ‘Softgrid’ technology today that allows apps to run as if they were inside a second copy of Windows. But unlike traditional virtualisation apps, there’s no second Windows desktop getting in the way. For example, Microsoft showed Office 2003 and Office 2007 running side-by-side, even though they can’t actually be installed on the same copy of Windows. Initially, the technology is for corporate users only, but it has huge obvious benefits for home users as well. First steps towards this?