Windows 8 will add native Explorer support for ISO and VHD files. Way cool! (via the Build Windows 8 Blog)
Quoting the blog post on the “Building Windows 8” blog:
In continuing with the improvements in core Windows functionality and also oft-requested features, we are adding native Explorer support for ISO and VHD files in Windows 8. While terabytes of storage are available to all of us, managing disk (or disc) image formats remains important for a number of mission-critical operations in many organizations and among power users. We know even more support for VHD is a big request, so stay tuned. Rajeev Nagar authored this post. He is a group program manager on our Storage & File Systems team. –Steven
The full post can be found here.