We’re hard at work on making VMware Fusion even better. We recently released a Technology Preview and we’d love to get feedback on how we’re doing. The Technology Preview includes some exciting new capabilities of particular interest to power-users including:
Improved support for very large virtual machines (up to 64GB each)
Improved support for Windows 8, including “Metro” style applications.
The Technology Preview is still a work in progress, so please don’t use it on production systems or with virtual machines that have not been backed up. Your thoughts and experiences with Technology Preview and ideas for features you’d like to see in future versions of VMware Fusion can be posted in the community discussion forum.
You can see a more advanced version of what Jim did with his VMware Fusion Solaris VM and three USB sticks demo’d by some german colleagues of his in this video, where they use three separate USB hubs, each with four USB sticks in it, to demonstrate the redundancy of zPools and ZFS in a RAID-Z configuration.
The Fusion team does its best to make Fusion, and everything that touches it, as user-friendly, and Mac-like as possible. That means, in part, user interfaces and software that are self-explanatory, and "just work."
Of course, try as we might, documentation is always good to have. And written documentation is great for going back to and poring over. But, then again, video is great for making things really obvious in a hurry.
So, in the pursuit of making even documentation "just work" we’re going to be making it a habit to do screen casts of key features and utilities, going forward. With a rocking backing soundtrack, of course.
Our first effort concerns VMware Importer, VMware’s free utility for importing Parallels and Virtual PC virtual machines to run with VMware Fusion. We have release notes, of course. But we also made a video to show just how easy importing a Parallels or Virtual PC virtual machine is.
Just another step towards making Fusion the easiest way to run Windows on Mac.