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Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview is now available, go get it!

Office 2016 Public Preview has been released today (04-May-2015) New in Office 2016 In Office 2016, Mircrosoft is updating the Office suite for the modern workplace, with smart tools for individuals, teams, and businesses. Your documents, anywhere—Across the Office 2016 applications,

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Cool Tool : Virtual Router Plus – Turn your Windows Laptop into a Wifi Hot Spot

Came across a very handy, useful tool which works like a charm :  Virtual Router Plus Virtual Router Plus turns any Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Wireless Hosted Network technology. Virtual Router Plus

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Grant console only access of a Windows virtual machine hosted on a vSphere server to users

I had a particular requirement wherein I had to grant few users console only access of a Windows virtual machine hosted on a vSphere server. Well, VMware vCenter has predefined roles with which I could have assigned users limited access however,

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VM Migration fails with error : Currently connected network interface ‘Network adapter 1’ uses network ‘VM Network’, which is configured for different offload or security policies on the destination host other than on the source host.

A little background of my private ‘cloud’ 😉 setup : vCenter 5.1, ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hosts in a cluster setup, HA, DRS and vMotion are all enabled. For some host maintenance activity,  I was trying to migrate live VMs

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Unable to access ESXi shell from DELL iDRAC console

To access ESXi shell, first you need to enable that on ESXi host. Following VMware KB articles provide details on enabling ESXi Shell Using ESXi Shell in ESXi 5.x (2004746) Using Tech Support Mode in ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.x

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How to set Message Of The Day (MOTD) in vCenter ?

VMware vCenter has a cool (?) feature which lets you setting up a Message Of The Day (MOTD). Why would you like to set up MOTD ? For Fun (exploring the vCenter features) For identification of vCenters in case you deal

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Failed to schedule Software Protection service on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Event ID: 16385

If you see an error “Failed to schedule Software Protection service” in event log with Event ID:  16385 on Windows Server 2008 R2, you can try below steps to fix the problem. Run the below mentioned commands sequentially one by one

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