Microsoft could offer P2V migration for free

According to my previous post MS is preparing Automated Deployment Services 1.5 that will be able to provide P2V (and eventually V2P) migration at no cost (considering that ADS 1.0 at today is a free package).

If so and if ADS will work for VMware VMs also, all commercial P2V solutions available (from VMware itself, Platespin, Leostream) could become senseless.
Then the only reason to pay for a commercial P2V solution could be having the tool available for Linux platforms, but this will be enough to justify costs around $15.000…?

Posted at 11:43