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April, 2007

April 28, 2007  1:17 AM

VMware release Convertor 3.0.1

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware Converter 3.0.1 contains bug fixes and new features including import of VMware Consolidated Backup images, import of certain StorageCraft ShadowProtect images, and an experimental command line interface for migrations. Link:

April 26, 2007  8:40 AM

Nice TSX Presentations Released

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Some of the presentation slides from VMware’s recent TSX in Nice have now been released. They are downloadable from this location: Link: http://www.vmware-tsx.com/index.php?page_id=10

April 24, 2007  8:16 AM

Building VMware Visual Basic Applications

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Eric Sloof is a VMware Certified Instructor and blogger. He has an interesting post on how to use VB and VirtualCenter SDK together. He’s written a PDF on how to get this SOAP communication working…  Link:

April 15, 2007  10:15 AM

Microsoft Delays Virtualization Beta

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

from Paul Thurrott, Windowsitpro.com This week, Microsoft alerted me to a delay in the delivery of a beta version of its Windows Server virtualization technology (code-named Veridian and Hypervisor). The company had originally planned to ship a public beta of Veridian in the first half...

April 13, 2007  1:09 AM

RTFM Offline

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Sorry to those visitors who came recently and found rtfm-ed.co.uk was unavailable. Apparently there was a problem with my ISP who hosts the site. As you can see this issue has now been resolved.

April 11, 2007  1:13 AM

To VDI or not VDI, that is the question

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Brian Madden has written an interesting articule about the merits of VDI and how this fits in with the acquisition of company called Ardence by Citrix. It’s worth 5mins of your time if VDI floats your boat Link:

April 6, 2007  11:35 AM

Microsoft Enables New Ways to Deploy Windows Vista

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

New options to license desktop virtualization and diskless PCs give Windows Vista Enterprise customers more choices, says the director of Microsoft’s Windows Business Group. Link:

April 4, 2007  7:37 AM

TSX-EMEA: Afternoon Session

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In the afternoon I attended the session from Equalogic. In case you don’t know they are iSCSI SAN provider who bundle a lot of “virtual storage” functionality in their product. The finer detail of the offering went over my head. I wouldn’t regard myself as a...

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