RE: How do you use VMs?

Subject: RE: How do you use VMs?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: "Wroblewski, Victoria" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 19:01:25 +0000

That's awesome, Victoria. Thank you so much for sharing.

Follow-up question: Do you have revision control on the VM?

I'm wondering if it makes sense to use for example TFS for FrameMaker projects.

That might be independent of a VM but in this case it could be hosted on the VM.

Thanks,

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Wroblewski, Victoria [mailto:victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 9:30 AM
To: Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: How do you use VMs?

Exactly that. We have the shared logins, and to work on a project you just need to log on to the VM with the login for that project (at least RoboHelp still treats that like a "local" system and not working across a network) and open the project. We can share the files this way, the VM is on a backup schedule if we ever needed it (unlike files that may be on your local PC), and anyone can pick up a project if another team member is out and there is an emergency. (Our RoboHelp process is to author in Framemaker and just use RoboHTML to link to the Frame files, and then generate the output)

And at least our VM is significantly more powerful than our local laptops, and even for some tasks like PDF index or even just copying loads of files to another location, the speed on the VM is a nice thing to have. The benefit is that it's a shared resource for the whole group rather than us each needing our own individual one.

- V

-----Original Message-----
From: Janoff, Steven [mailto:Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 8:35 PM
To: Wroblewski, Victoria <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: How do you use VMs?

So you're saying that you have a VM on a server, and the writer logs on to the VM, and RoboHelp is hosted on the VM?

This sounds interesting -- trying to get my mind around this one. I suspect I'm only partway there.

Thanks, Victoria!

Steve


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References:
Re: How do you use VMs?: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: How do you use VMs?: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: How do you use VMs?: From: Wroblewski, Victoria
RE: How do you use VMs?: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: How do you use VMs?: From: Wroblewski, Victoria

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