By Tina de Benedictis, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware
Are you wondering about licensing for the new VMware Horizon Suite and each of its component bundles? Following is a quick guide to Horizon Suite licensing.
It’s been two months since we released VMware Fusion 4, and we have been thrilled with the response from our customers and the VMware Fusion community. We have also been listening carefully to how we can improve.
To that end, we’ve been working hard and are pleased to announce the release of VMware Fusion 4.1, available today as a free update for all VMware Fusion 4 customers.
Brian Gammage – Chief Market Technologist, VMware End-User Computing
The rapid pace of change in end-user computing is affecting more than just the way users work through technology. It is also changing the language and the units of measure in what was, until recently, a very stable market environment. This creates ample scope for confusion, misunderstanding and (in some cases) creative license with descriptions.
Take the word “desktop” for example. Until recently, most people would have translated this as "PC". Measures of the desktop market described how many PCs were shipped or sold. It was easy – everyone was counting the same, physical objects. A desktop today might be virtual, with all the same software elements, but located somewhere completely different and accessed through a tablet or smartphone. The physical implications have changed.
For those measuring markets, this creates challenges – without consistency in measures, there are no meaningful comparisons across time: the growth rates and forecasts on which business performance is measured risk losing their meaning. So it is very important, when language and measures are changing, to ensure we are always very clear in what we are counting.
Microsoft decided to piggy-back on the excitement generated by the launch of VMware Fusion 4 and VMware Workstation 8 by announcing the Windows 8 Developer Preview yesterday. Microsoft's preview has seen plenty of coverage on-line and the VMware Personal Desktop team is in Southern California to learn more about the future of Windows.
VMware Fusion 4 is a great choice if you want to try Windows 8 for yourself. Many users are running both OS X 10.7 (Lion) and the Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview on their Mac. By running in a virtual machine you can isolate the new code from your documents and other Windows applications. You can even use the new snapshot viewer to experiment, then roll-back to a known good state, if something goes wrong.
VMware Fusion 4 is available today, download your trial from vmware.com.
In this video for VMware Fusion 4, we will show you how to easily migrate your entire Windows PC to your Mac.
Availability and Pricing
VMware Fusion 4 is available immediately in the VMware online store and will be on the shelves starting this weekend through VMware’s network of resellers and distributors for a promotional price of $49.99 instead of $79.99.
That’s right, one edition, one price to switch to Mac and run Windows without rebooting. Everyone gets our best price through the end of the year!
We are really excited to introduce VMware Fusion 4!
VMware Fusion 4 makes it a breeze to run Windows and Mac Applications side by side with incredible speed and the reliability users need. With more than 90 new and improved features and optimized for today’s multi-core Macs and OS X Lion, VMware Fusion 4 is better than ever.
Are you ready for VMworld?
As we round up the last week of VMworld, we on the End User Computing team want to make sure you know of all our EUC related activities and get the most out of your time at VMworld.
In this video you will see how easy and quick it is to rename a VMware Fusion virtual machine using the VMware Fusion user interface. Providing unique names to your virtual machines will help you to manage and track your virtual machines more easily.
This article is based on VMware Knowledge Base article 1015695.
Gibbs writes about how both VMware applications make “it possible to run, in parallel, pretty much any x86-based operating system in a virtual machine on top of the host operating system.”
Have you ever been presenting in a room full of people and suddenly your presentation disappeared because your computer went to sleep? Before we started using Caffeine, this happened to us all the time.
The application puts a little cup of coffee in your Menu Bar. When you want to keep your screen from going to sleep, just click on the cup of coffee and you fill it up.