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Subject:RE: How do you use VMs? From:"Wroblewski, Victoria" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com> To:"'Janoff, Steven'" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 2 Aug 2016 18:16:59 +0000
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.
From: Janoff, Steven
Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:43 PM
To: Chris Despopoulos; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: How do you use VMs?
Here's my question: First, I don't have the complicated doc use case that you do. I'm on a 64-bit Windows 7 PC, and I run apps like Flare, FrameMaker, Acrobat, Office, and the "gang of usual suspects" natively.
No DITA, no XML, no CCMS, no fancy-schmancy stuff. Just everyday tech writer apps.
So what can I do in a VM that would benefit me in everyday documentation work?
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