You might be aware of the back-end advantages of choosing Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps, but what will your end users experience with each offering? Find out what users will get and what they’ll give up.
If you have a hardware failure or virus infection in a host, you also have problems for all the virtual machines (VMs) running on the host. Check out this overview of products to help you replicate your VMware environment.
Spoon.net, from Spoon, is a public-facing, cloud-based application virtualization service. You make an account at the Spoon.net website, install a small "plugin," and click launch to start a variety of applications. The applications are cached on your machine and run locally, isolated from your registry.
Ever since our new website launched a few months ago, I've been in charge of the Windows IT Pro forums. I'll be honest here—at first, they were kind of a mess. We have some great forum pros who work hard to help out with technical questions on the forums, but they were buried under piles of spam.
(Most of the spam was really boring, too. Remember when spam was mostly Engrish ads for insane products and sites? Now it's all ripped-off forum content attempting to sabotage search engine results.)
At VMworld this year, my focus was on the products. The event floor was crammed with both people (the official figure was around 17,000 registered attendees) and booths. Sometimes the floor was so full that I gave up trying to go a certain direction and had to go around.