One of the advantages of using VMs is that you can store them in an offline state as VM images, then wake them up whenever you need them. But keeping an increasing number of computing environments waiting off­line presents a maintenance challenge. Many software update mechanisms rely on systems to be online. Virtual machines that are stored offline don’t automatically receive the necessary updates to keep them safe and compliant, potentially posing a risk to your entire IT environment. Find out how the free Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool lets you automate the process of updating virtual machines.