virtualisation

VMware vCloud Air Adds Google Cloud Platform

VMware is due to launch its vCloud Air platform in Australia sometime in the first half of this year. One potentially intriguing addition to the platform: rival service Google Cloud Platform.


How To Safely Test Software Without Messing Up Your System

The internet is full of sweet apps, but it’s also packed with shady software. Before you install something awful, give yourself an infosec education. Here are the best tools to protect yourself when you’re experimenting with new programs.


Cameyo Runs Windows Applications In The Browser

Several years ago, we looked at Cameyo which allowed you to create portable versions of just about any app. The company now offers an even cooler service: running Windows apps in a browser window.


Test Software With Virtual Machine Snapshots To Keep Your PC Clean

If you want to try out software without installing what could be adware or something risky, use a virtual machine. Virtual machines are particularly useful because of their “snapshot” ability, which captures and quickly restores the VM’s state. Here’s how to set it up and use it.


Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Adds App-V Enhancements

Microsoft has updated its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) software. The 2014 R2 release adds improved support for App-V desktop app virtualisation, including simpler settings for deploying Office.


How To Boot From A USB Drive In VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a lifesaver for anyone who wants to tinker and experiment with different operating systems. Using a CD or disc image is easy in VirtualBox, but it’s handy to know how to boot from USB in VirtualBox on Windows as well.


VMware vCloud Air In Australia: Everything You Need To Know

Joining an increasingly crowded local cloud marketplace, VMware has announced plans to offer its VCloud Air public cloud platform through an Australian data centre in Melbourne in 2015. Here’s what you need to know.


VirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely In Windows 7 Or 8

Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can’t be reinstalled. VirtualXP lets you migrate an existing Windows XP installation into a virtual machine that you can run on Windows 7 or 8.


Windows 10 Testers Aren't Opting For Virtual Machines

One of the more popular ways to test beta operating systems is to run them as a virtual machine, meaning that you’re not putting your main system at risk. With the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it seems not too many people are doing that.


Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Can Now Convert Physical Machines To Hyper-V

Have an existing physical Windows server that you’d like to convert to a Hyper-V image? Version 3.,0 of the free Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter adds that ability.