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Subject:Re: How do you use VMs? From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:44:38 -0700
Oh, yeah, that's another way I was using a VM. Confluence Cloud
doesn't support the plugins I needed, so I installed Confluence Server
in an Amazon EC2 instance.
Actually, excluding stuff I install for testing, the only installed
software I use daily in my work are text editors and browsers.
Everything else is online.
On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Wroblewski, Victoria
<victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com> wrote:
> One great use we have found for VMs.... we still use RoboHelp for some projects, and if you've ever used it you know it can be very finicky running it across network drives, and that it can sometimes be hard to share projects. So, we have several "shared" network logins (sometimes two of us will need to be working on two different help projects at the same time) that we use to create/generate help files with no issues on file permissions, etc., if someone else needs to pick up the project.
> And we have pretty much all our work applications also on the virtual, which has been a lifesaver when there is a laptop crash in the heat of release cycle. Grab one of the backup laptops from IT, and pop on the virtual and do your work while they fix the laptop.
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