Test Windows 7, 8 or 10 using free virtual machines from Microsoft

Connectix, a company known for their x86 emulator pioneering, was acquired by Microsoft in 2003. A few years later Microsoft released Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server under their own brand and created a pathway to Hyper-V. You might remember something like Windows XP mode when Windows 7 was introduced. It was nothing more … Continue reading Test Windows 7, 8 or 10 using free virtual machines from Microsoft

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VMware vSphere 7 – the next numbered release

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VMworld is two weeks away from now and they already gave us a sneak preview about some upcoming changes in their next product line. vCenter Server for Windows VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release … Continue reading VMware vSphere 7 – the next numbered release

Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

Pop quiz: Which Operating System edition from Microsoft has been free for use throughout it's almost 10 year long lifespan? Microsoft Hyper-V Server. What is it? Hyper-V is Microsoft's hardware virtualization product. It lets you create and run a software version of a computer, called a virtual machine. Each virtual machine acts like a complete computer, … Continue reading Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

vSphere ESXi 6.x – Easy update for standalone servers

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To upgrade a vSphere host using this method you need access the keyboard of your server or use SSH to perform the commands. By default, remote command execution is disabled on an ESXi host, and you cannot log in to the host by using a remote shell. You can enable remote command execution from the direct … Continue reading vSphere ESXi 6.x – Easy update for standalone servers