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CSI-Windows Debugging Checklist Mousepad for Previous Students of DesktopEngineer.com
Wednesday, March 31 2010 @ 02:22 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

If you've ever taken a class from DesktopEngineer.com or CSI-Windows.com and did not receive one of our cool Debugging Checklist mousepads, drop us a line to get yours. See below for a graphic of what it looks like.

New Post Categories App Mgmt and Vista
Thursday, June 19 2008 @ 02:27 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

We have two new post categories that are linked on the home page - "Application Management" and "Vista"...

BETA: Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Tuesday, June 10 2008 @ 06:43 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Virtual machines can be a security risk because they don't get updated when you push critical security or virus updates and then they are fired up six months after that...

FREE: vOptimizer Freeware Version!
Friday, February 8 2008 @ 09:16 AM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

vOptimizer crushes a Virtual Machine's disk size by 20-60% and can increase performance dramatically - they have a freeware version now, but it's hard to find on their website...

Thinstall Acquired by VMWare
Wednesday, January 23 2008 @ 10:20 AM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Thinstall is an extremely robust application virtualization solution.  This robustness makes it a natural fit with VMWare's products ...

FREE: Vista Trial in a Virtual Machine - without buying a copy of Vista
Monday, December 10 2007 @ 03:48 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

As far as I can tell there has been no official evaluation DVD for Vista since RC1 (correct me if I'm wrong) - you can build a evaluation build of any version of Vista from any Vista media, but what if you can't get access to your company media and need to start testing - or you're looking to check it out for professional development.  Microsoft's "VHD Test Drive" site to the rescue ...

RELEASED - FREE: VMWare Server 2.0 (Beta)
Thursday, November 15 2007 @ 12:28 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Vmware has released a beta of 2.0 of it's free VMWare Server software ...

Thinstall Partners with Macrovision to Bring Robust Application Virtualization to InstallShield
Wednesday, November 14 2007 @ 02:36 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Occasionally we have provided updates on an application virtualization product that is extremely robust, but little known to admins.  Now that they've partnered with Macrovision you're going to be seeing a lot ...

VirtualBox - Free and VMDK Compatible
Monday, August 20 2007 @ 04:12 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

VirtualBox is an open source and VMDK (vmware disk format) compatible virtual machine solution ...

FREE: Microsoft Virtual Server Management and Remote Control Utility (VMRCplus)
Monday, July 9 2007 @ 12:25 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Virtual Server 2005 has gained a new tool for remote management and control ...

FREE: Vista Distribution Tool - Build Any Vista Distribution Source from Upgrade CD
Friday, April 20 2007 @ 10:46 AM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Maybe like me you receive the Vista "Upgrade" CD with your Microsoft software subscription (ActionPack in my case) and are wondering how that will help you get going with your Vista customers since you have to muck about with doing an upgrade to a previous OS - vlite gets around this and does much, much more ...

FREE: IZArc Zip Utility
Wednesday, March 7 2007 @ 12:39 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

I hate paying for every little piece of utility software I need because it adds up so fast.  The search for a free zip utility that can handle archiving Virtual Machines is over ...

RELEASED: FREE Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
Friday, March 2 2007 @ 01:44 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Virtual PC 2007 has been released and it's gonna cost you ...

Getting Vista into a Virtual Machine
Tuesday, January 23 2007 @ 04:19 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Now that it's released, you want to play with Vista in a virtual machine?  Here is a good article with tips and tricks for getting Vista loaded into a VMWare or Virtual PC virtual machine ...

EVENT: Thinstall App Virtualization Suite 3.0 Webinar on 1/23/07
Friday, January 19 2007 @ 10:56 AM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Application virtualization is all the rage and Thinstall has a unique tack on the market - unlike most other application virtualization solutions ...

VMWare Lab Manager - Infrastructure Test Solution
Tuesday, January 9 2007 @ 01:13 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

VMWare has release "Lab Manager" a product that greatly enhances testing for infrastructure type systems ...

VMWare Workstation Version 6 Enters Beta
Monday, January 8 2007 @ 02:17 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

VMWare has announced beta testing of version 6 of their workstation product ...

Pasting Text with No Formatting
Thursday, October 19 2006 @ 09:20 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy
It is hard to count the number of times a day I have to paste something I've copied from the web, email or a document into Notepad so I can dump all the formatting that is copied via "CTRL-C", not anymore ... 

FREE: Lucersoft ISO Creator
Monday, April 24 2006 @ 10:40 AM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy
For some unknown reason the maker of the most prolific disc burning software continues to make the process of creating an ISO file with their software a mystery.  In addition, everyone else wants $30 to do this simple task for you... 

Shared Computer Toolkit Update to 1.1
Wednesday, April 19 2006 @ 05:53 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy
Microsoft has posted an upgrade to the Shared Computer Toolkit.  A primary target of this new Microsoft toolkit is educational computing labs and kiosks, however, the "undoable disks feature" (to use a virtual machine term) would be applicable... 

FREE: Altiris Software Virtualization Solution
Tuesday, April 11 2006 @ 02:08 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Altiris has released Software Virtualization Solution which provides software application level virtualization which helps isolate your applications from others running on the system.  The personal version is free, but devoid of any centralized management capabilities.  There is also a downloadable 120 day evaluation for the full corporate product ...

FREE: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2
Thursday, April 6 2006 @ 09:29 AM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Microsoft has responded to VMWare's free VMServer ...

FREE: Enhanced VMWare Import / Conversion Tool Beta
Tuesday, March 14 2006 @ 10:35 AM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

VMWare has announced beta testing of an enhanced standalone import tool which facilitates conversion to and from many virtual machine and backup formats ...

FREE: VMWare Server Software
Wednesday, February 8 2006 @ 12:55 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

VMWare has created a new free edition of their server software.  It is called "VMWare Server" as opposed to the commercial products "GSX Server" and "ESX Server" It's limitations are ...

VMWare Workstation 5.5 Released
Friday, December 2 2005 @ 02:54 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

VMWare Workstation 5.5 has been released and it has many cool new features ...

Virtual Server in October Action Pack Update
Thursday, November 10 2005 @ 01:48 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

Microsoft included Virtual Server in the October update to the Action Pack ...

New Virtual Machine Blog Cateogory and RSS Feed
Thursday, November 10 2005 @ 01:39 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

We have added a new category and RSS feed to DesktopEngineer.com for news about Virtual Machines...

VMWare Player Enters Beta
Monday, October 31 2005 @ 03:25 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy

VMWare has a new "player" application which allows you to configure VMs to run on computers without an installed copy of VMWare ...

VMWare Enterprise Software for VERY Cheap
Tuesday, July 12 2005 @ 08:34 PM CST
Contributed By: Darwin
Many times we've touted the benefits of Microsoft's Action Pack offering putting the bulk of their software suite into the hands of the "little guys" out there.  Now VMWare has joined the party...

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