Hello again everyone and welcome to my ongoing series “The Support Outsider”, a look into VMware from the point of view of an outsider (me), Intern Moses Masih.
It was a fun and busy week as VMware prepared to launch Workstation 9 (and Fusion 5). Yes, its finally here in case you hadn’t seen the news yet.
My week was busy making videos relating to Workstation 9 and as most of my work in the last couple of months has involved Workstation 8, I was excited about seeing Workstation 9.
Let me start by mentioning that if you have recently purchased Workstation 8, you could be eligible to get a free upgrade to Workstation 9. Check out Eligibility to receive free licenses for VMware Fusion 5 & VMware Workstation 9 (2033582) to find out more about this (the article also gives you details about free upgrades from VMware Fusion 4 to 5).
If you are new to Workstation and are looking for information check out: Workstation and Player Online Library, you will find pretty much everything you need in this guide so do look at it. You can also find some pretty useful videos and information on our VMware KBTV blog.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about purchasing VMware products you can check it out here How to Purchase VMware Products if you feel like buying Workstation 9, but a reminder that you will need a My VMware account to purchase it (
Creating a My VMware profile (2007005)) but as I mentioned this week I’m going to take a break from talking about My VMware, but check out the post for more information, or check out this article Buying VMware Fusion 5/VMware Workstation 9 from the VMware Online Store (2033704) which specifically deals with buying the new Workstation 9 and also VMware Fusion 5.
So, there you go, just a few things I thought I would share with you regarding Workstation 9. Next week I will continue with Workstation 9 and tell you a few other things I have come across while making the videos for it.
If you have any problems in purchasing or downloading Workstation 9, remember you can always check out the VMware Knowledge Base (http://kb.vmware.com) or you can get in contact via twitter http://twitter.com/vmwarecares.
Be sure to come back next week to check on my adventures as I go exploring the world of virtualization more. Thanks for your time.