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Monthly Archives: February 2011

How Do You Use VMware Fusion?

The team here is always excited to hear new and interesting ways that VMware Fusion helps users.  Some of the most surprising cases have things like embroidery applications or remotely editing a video game.

This is why we make it as easy as possible to reach us through our blog, twitter account, or facebook page.  We really do love to hear from you.

So today we’re reaching out with the following question: “How Do You Use VMware Fusion?” We’re hoping to hear about ways the VMware Fusion community uses the product to simplify their lives, stay entertained, or to be even more productive at work. This will both help us improve our product to help serve you, and allow us to share these cool uses for VMware Fusion with the rest of the VMware community.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the form below so that we can learn more about how you use VMware Fusion and hopefully share it with the world. Feel free to submit a story, picture, video, or whatever you might want to help tell us your story.

We look forward to your thoughts,
Team Fusion


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Vote for VMware Fusion at the 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards!

Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - It's Time to Vote!
We’re excited to announce that VMware Fusion has been selected as a finalist in About.com’s 2011 Readers Choice Awards!

We would appreciate your support in winning the “Best Mac Application for Running Windows” category, so please help us by voting for VMware Fusion.

Voting ends March 8th, but please vote today (so you don’t forget)!

Update: ALL customers can get 20% off VMware Fusion through Friday March 4th, 2011 by using code VOTE4FUSION at checkout!

Accessing Your Virtual Machine or Mac From Your iPad

We love sharing cool things you can do with VMware Fusion to all our users.  Today it’s time to learn how to access your Windows VM or your entire Mac straight from your iPad. 

TeamViewer makes it easy to connect to your Mac or PC from your iPad or iPhone and even better, it is free.  In fact, it’s so easy, you can do this in four easy steps!

1) Go to the TeamViewer website and download either the Mac or the PC application.  We recommend the Mac version so you can access both your Mac and your virtual machines.

2) After installing the TeamViewer software, you’ll receive a unique ID and a temporary password.  We recommend setting a custom password in the preferences to make it easy to connect remotely. 

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3) Download the iPad client from the iOS App Store (there is also an iPhone app available). 

4) Enter your ID and password and click “Connect to partner.” 

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You’re now connected to both your virtual machine and your Mac from your iPad! 

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It’s easy to access your Mac from the go with the iPad (or iPhone) app from TeamViewer. 

We’ve found it particularly useful for checking out restaurant menus on websites that are built in Adobe Flash.  If you prefer to only have access to your Windows virtual machine, simply install the Windows Team Viewer in the virtual machine instead of the Mac software for your entire Mac.

Also, TeamViewer makes it really easy to help setup new software (such as VMware Fusion) on a friend or family member’s computer from anywhere in the world. 

We hope you find TeamViewer as fun and useful as we have.

This is part of an ongoing series of great Mac applications Team Fusion loves! If you have any suggestions for future, please let us know in the comments.