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Using Parallels Desktop to install Windows and the dev tools on your Mac Summary Learn how to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows8 and Microsoft Visual Studio Express2012 for Windows8 on your Mac. In this article What you'll need Step 1: Install Parallels Desktop Step 2: Set up Parallels Desktop Step 3: Install Windows8 Step 4: Install Visual Studio Express2012 for Windows8 Related resources Follow these steps to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 on your Mac. What you'll need You'll need the following to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 on your Mac: Parallels Desktop. To download a trial version of Parallels Desktop, see Download Parallels Desktop for Mac. A Windows 8 bootable DVD or a Windows 8 disk image (.iso) file. To get a Windows 8 .iso file, go to De... (more)

Virtualization Certification(s) - Is It Really Worth It?

First, let me say that I am a big proponent of technical certifications. That is the reason why I have my Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator and MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2007 and 2010. Once upon a time, I also had my Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE (precursor to MCITP), CNI and CNE. Recently, I passed the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization (Exam 70-659) and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Exam 70-400). I plan to get my MCITP Virtualization Administrator so I'll need to ... (more)

Virtualization Certification(s) – Is it really worth it?

First, let me say that I am a big proponent of technical certifications.  That is the reason why I have my Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator and MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator...(read more ) ... (more)

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool to convert your VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs (Beta Available)

I know that a large percentage of Microsoft customers are using VMware as their primary virtualization platform today.  I also believe a good percentage of these customers are using Hyper-V as a secondary hypervisor in lab, test and possibly lower...(read more ) ... (more)

Pointing out a Third Party (Mitch Garvis) response to VMware’s “Get the Facts – Not the Microsoft Hyper-bole” campaign

Recently, VMware launched a campaign and webpage called “Get the Facts – not the Microsoft Hyper-bole”.  On this page, VMware lists five “facts” why VMware is better than Microsoft.  I have wanted to respond to this myself, but being a Microsoft...(read more ) ... (more)