Release: VMware Workstation 12 Pro, Player 12, Fusion 8 and Fusion Pro 8

VMware today released version 12 of its type-2 client hypervisor products for Microsoft Windows: Workstation Pro and Player and version 8 of its client hypervisor products for Mac OSX: Fusion. All products mainly add support for running Windows 10. Player (formerly Player Pro) is able to run VM’s only and can be used for personal use in an unlicensed way or licensed when used for business commercial use. Workstation provides the full functionality of the product. (see this page for a comparison Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 7

Following the technology preview announced in May VMware has released version 7 of its desktop virtualization platform for OS X: Fusion. This new release, that comes in the normal and Pro flavours, introduces the extended support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite that will be released this fall, in order to natively leverage all its new features alongside with an all new set of optimizations for the last generation of Macs computer. Among the new features introduced from this release we can list: Advanced Read more [...]

Release: VMware Workstation 11 & Fusion 7 Technology Preview 2014

This week VMware has provided access to the Technology Preview 2014 of its desktop virtualization platforms: Workstation 11 and Fusion 7. The main highlights of this preview on both platforms are: VMware Hardware Version 11 that allows the creation of VMs with up to 16 virtual CPUs, fully supports Intel Haswell and AMD Jaguar and is compatible with Intel Broadwell and AMD Steamroller. This new version is also compliant with xHCI 1.0 specification and have a better support for USB 3.0 and introduces Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 6

As expected, at a short distance from the release of Parallels Desktop 9, VMware released version 6.0 of its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. The new release is already optimized for OS X Mavericks and leverages, in virtualized Microsoft OSes, its new features like multi-screen support,AirPlay and dictation. Like Parallels Desktop this new release supports the brand new Windows 8.1 allowing Metro applications to be visible in Launchpad, Applications folder or in Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 5.0.2

VMware last week updated its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac to version 5.0.2 (build 900491). This version is the follow up of version 5.0.1 which was released in September this year and is intended to be used on top of the major release version 5 released in August. Version 5.0.2. is a so called maintenance release, meaning that only issues are solved and no new functionality is introduced. The main issues solved are USB 3.0 stability and graphic improvements when running Microsoft Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 5.0.1

After two weeks from 5.0 release, VMware has released a minor update for its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. Update 5.0.1 introduces the following fixes: Addresses an issue that affected Ivy-Bridge based Macs that were unable to startup older operating systems Fixes the detection of Windows 8 media downloaded from MSDN Improves handling of USB devices Fixes an occasional problem when entering snapshot view using Command-S shortcut Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 5.0

Today VMware released version 5.0 of its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. This release is obviously designed to integrate with the last Apple OS,Mountain Lion, introducing the support for AirPlay Mirroring andNotification Center. The press release claims more than 70 new features, more relevant are the support for OS X Mountain Lion in a virtual machine and the optimization for the brand new Microsoft Windows 8. Other features that can be summarized are: Support Read more [...]