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 [...]

VMware announces Workstation 11 and Player 7 Pro

VMware announced the release of its type-2 client hypervisor product Workstation (version 11) and Player Pro (version 7). VMware expects to release both products in December this year. Starting with these versions VMware will require users to run the products on 64 bit Operating Systems, abandoning the 32 bit platform Included in the Workstation 11 update: Ready for the Windows 10 Technical Preview Support for the latest Intel 64-bit x86 processors, including Haswell. Support for VMs with up 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 [...]

VMware Workstation 10.0.1 released

VMware released a maintenance update on VMware workstation version 10. The following issues are resolved in VMware Workstation 10.0.1.   Easy Install supports RTM versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Easy Install now supports RTM versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Workstation or Player on Windows freezes if another application is frozen. Other stuck Windows applications could cause Workstation or Player to freeze while waiting for the application to Read more [...]

Release: VMware Workstation 10

With the release of VMware Fusion 6, VMware released version 10 of its counterpart in desktop virtualization platforms for Microsoft’s OSes: Workstation. This new release supports Windows 8.1 virtualization and enhances Unity mode to work with its new UI.   Like Fusion, VMware Workstation 10 supports the new hardware version 10, introduced in vSphere 5.5, that allows VMs up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB SATA disks and 64GB of memory, among the other new features we can count a new Virtual Read more [...]

VMware releases Technology Preview of next version of Workstation

VMware has released a technology preview of the next version of its desktop virtualization platform VMware Workstation, which will most likely receive version 9.1 once released. The technology preview can be used until October 15 2013. This version provides the following new features:   VMware Hardware Version 10, providing 16 vCPUs SSD Passthrough Expiring Virtual Machines New Converter supporting Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 andRed Hat Enterprise Linux Read more [...]

Release: VMware Workstation 9.0.1

VMware has released version 9.0.1 of its desktop virtualization platform Workstation. This maintenance release can be installed on top of version 9.0 which was released in August this year. The 9.0.1 update (build 894247) adds support for Ubuntu 12.10 as a host and guest and Solaris 11 as a guest OS. Besides this some issues are resolved, like the ability to mount a .vmdk file as a drive by right-clicking the file in File Explorer and use of more memory on host systems having more than 4 GB of memory Read more [...]

Release: VMware Workstation 9

Today VMware, together with the release of Fusion 5.0, releasedversion 9 of its desktop virtualization platform Workstation. The main feature is, of course, the advanced support for Windows 8 and the new web interface that grants access to virtual machine on any device with a modern browser. Other features that can be summarized are: Support for encrypted virtual machines that require a runtime password and another password to change virtual machine settings Semplified VMs transfer to Read more [...]

Release: VMware WSX Server for Windows

Reading the last update of VMware Workstation Technology Preview – June 2012 Overview, a noticeable information is related to WSX Server, an experimental features that allows users to access their shared virtual machines via web browser without installing any plug-ins or web controls just using HTML5. Both Windows and Linux installations are available for download as a part of the technology preview. This software has several limitations: You must be on the same network as your host Read more [...]