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Beta tool available now

Microsoft has pulled the wraps off a new free Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC). The new MVMC coincides with the launch of Windows 8 later this week.

The MVMC will convert virtual machines running on VMware vSphere to a format that will work with Microsoft virtualization environment Hyper-V. The tool will also convert virtual disks using the VMDK format into Hyper-V compatible versions. The virtual machine encapsulates an entire service for the desktop environment into a file.

The MVMC can convert virtual machines made with vSphere 4.0, 4.1, and 5.0 to be able to run on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and the Hyper-V Server versions of those operating systems.

Network administrators can choose between two different versions of the conversion tool. One version of the tool has a graphical user interface with a wizard to apply the conversion and another uses a command-line interface.
Microsoft is offering the MVMC as part of its “Switch to Hyper-V” campaign that was announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference this year.

Sources: Computerworld, Microsoft

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Evaluate, Emulate, Exterminate
By Integral9 on 10/24/2012 11:04:05 AM , Rating: 1
Looks like M$ has entered into Phase III of it's 3 E's of business.

RE: Evaluate, Emulate, Exterminate
By Moishe on 10/24/2012 3:19:32 PM , Rating: 2
If so... I hope it works. All of the 3 E's are smart.

RE: Evaluate, Emulate, Exterminate
By Argon18 on 10/24/2012 5:11:03 PM , Rating: 2
No, they're not. They're anti-competitive and idiotic. Compete based on technical merit, not based on how many lawyers you have, and how many $Billions you have in the bank. When ANY company, whether it's Microsoft or Apple or whomever, uses "the three E's" to win market share, the only ones who lose are you and I - the consumers. No thanks.

“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls

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