Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download

Microsoft has just announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download. Even though I have been using and prefer VMware myself I still think this is interesting news. And for those people using Linux out there the news is even better as Microsoft also announced the Virtual Machine Add-ins for Linux as well. Now you still need Windows 2003 server as the host where VMware has the ability to use Linux as host as well. At a client we have actually used a single Linux host to simulate a network of Windows Server and XP machines … Continue reading Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download

ClickOnce and real deployment

In the real world deployment to clients directly from a development environment is not exactly the normal or advised way to go. Yet ClickOnce deployment, neat as it is, seems to assume that you deploy straight from development to a production environment. In most applications I work on we take a more sane approach and development deploys to a test/acceptance environment. Only after tests have concluded is the software released to the live production environment.   Yet in the case of ClickOnce you need to specify the install location in Visual Studio 2005, hardly the tool to move an assembly … Continue reading ClickOnce and real deployment

Het .Net framework 2.0 is nu ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands.

This message is intentionally in Dutch. Voor iedereen die meldingen en boodschappen in het Nederlands wil hebben is er nu een Nederlandse versie van het .Net framework beschikbaar. Afhankelijk van de situatie kan men of Herdistribueerbaar pakket (x86) voor Microsoft® .NET Framework versie 2.0 downloaden van http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=nl&FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5 of het Nederlands taalpakket (x86) voor Microsoft® .NET Framework versie 2.0 van http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=39C8B63B-F64B-4B68-A774-B64ED0C32AE7&displaylang=nl.   De eerste is een complete versie van het framework en kan alleen geïnstalleerd worden als er nog geen andere versie van het 2.0 framework geïnstalleerd is. Indien er al een andere taal, Engels, versie van het framework geïnstalleerd is … Continue reading Het .Net framework 2.0 is nu ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands.

VMware and moving files.

Maybe I am stupid and all of you already knew this but I just recently discovered this   What? O, okay. Well if you want to move files to or from a VMware session all you need to do is drag them from the Windows explorer in the host machine to a second Windows explorer in the VMware session. No need to share folders in the virtual machine and copy them through a shared folder or even a USB pen drive, just drag and drop will do nicely. And it doesn’t even have to be an explorer, the Windows desktop … Continue reading VMware and moving files.