James O'Neill's Blog

November 2, 2006

Virtual vista

Filed under: Events,Virtualization,Windows Vista — jamesone111 @ 5:01 pm

At the moment I’m trying to finalize the content for my session in London next week entitled All You Wanted to Know About Vista Imaging, But Were Afraid to Ask, and only now do I realise what a bad idea “All you wanted to know” titles are…

I was checking something for this presentation last week when I was (nominally) on Holiday. Yes, I’m a bad father I was supposed to be looking after my daughter, and I can’t switch off from work; we’d been into the office once, and I didn’t want to come in to get a spare laptop. So I had a bright idea -I’d seen a list of Vista Virtual labs, so why not try those ?  Now at the session I delivered in Manchester a couple of weeks ago I said how good I’d heard the labs were but I’d never tried them for real. It was worth a try.

I was very impressed. The lab content was on a par with what we had in official curriculum courseware when I used to be a trainer. You can pull down a PDF of the manual and Virtual Machine gets prepared for your use (and cleaned up afterwards) and you use the terminal Services Active X control to connect in to it. And performance over my home broadband link was great.

Eileen had the same list of labs that I had and blogged the Exchange related ones last week and the Sharepoint related ones today. Here’s a list of vista related ones.

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.


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