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

VMWare Fusion 4 Tools Upgrade Fails


After installing VMWare Fusion 4, the guest operating system VMWare Tools requires updating, but after initiating the upgrade a dialog box displays saying that the upgrade cannot be completed. Further information in the message indicates that the following line should be added to the Virtual Machine’s .vmx configuration file; isolation.tools.guestInitiatedUpgrade.disable = “FALSE” Shut the Virtual … Continue reading VMWare Fusion 4 Tools Upgrade Fails

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