Mac: Converting a VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine to Parallels Desktop


I’ve been using Parallels Desktop for Mac for nearly 2 months now as my day to day virtualization platform for SharePoint development, having shifted over to Parallels from VMWare Fusion 4, I have to say I’m very happy with the experience and the pro’s I outlined in a previous post have all continued to be … Continue reading Mac: Converting a VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine to Parallels Desktop

VMWare Fusion 4 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Smackdown


Let me begin by saying that I have been, and probably will continue to be a firm fan of VMWare Fusion for Mac. I’ve used it every day for the last 4 years right from version 2.0.1, for developing on the Microsoft platform, and most especially with SharePoint. It has been rock solid, reliable and … Continue reading VMWare Fusion 4 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Smackdown

Migrating Virtual Machines from Microsoft Hyper-V (VHD) to VMWare


After working with SharePoint for any length of time, virtualization will soon become a way of life. Across Mac and Window environments there are a number of virtualization platforms available to you; VMWare Workstation for Windows VMWare Fusion for Mac VMWare Server platforms (ESX etc) Microsoft Hyper-V Microsoft Virtual PC Parallels¬†for Mac Sun VirtualBox All … Continue reading Migrating Virtual Machines from Microsoft Hyper-V (VHD) to VMWare

My MOSS/SharePoint Development VM Environment


Here’s my MOSS development VM environment; VMWare Server 2.0 / VMWare Fusion / VMWare Workstation (installed on local machine) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Daemon Tools IE7 .NET 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Office 2007 (with InfoPath) Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2008 Extensions … Continue reading My MOSS/SharePoint Development VM Environment