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Hyper-V machines for internal use

We are really excited in the office here as we have just received our new server 😊

This was purchased primarily so we can create a number of Virtual machines (Hyper-Vs) for our testing purposes, allowing us to try everything possible with Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 50 Manufacturing, Sage 200, Sage CRM… you name it we want to know how it works inside out.

These Hyper-V machines enable us to play to our hearts content, with no fear of creating issues around the day to day running of the business.  With these test environments being separate from our everyday work, even if we break the system, it will have no negative affect on the rest of the users.  Indeed, one of the features of Hyper-V machines is that you can take a snapshot of the system as it is.  These are like a bigger, better restore point that you have on your Windows machines, enabling you to roll back to a previous time and discard whatever has been done.

These virtual machines can be configured with whatever operating system you require, and you can get this functionality on either normal windows machines or server operating systems (but be aware that there are limitations on the amount of Hyper-V machines you can activate depending on your licences).

This is something that a lot of people could benefit from but it isn’t common knowledge that the functionality is available.  Here at ACIT, we like to share the improvements we make internally with our customers in the hope that they may also benefit from it.

If all this sounds like it could be good for your business, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to help with all things Sage and IT, so call us on 01277 888210 to see what we can do for you.

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