Today we are pleased to announce the worldwide availability of the VMware Fusion 8 and VMware Fusion 8 Pro.
These releases mark a milestone achievement for our team within VMware, with fantastic new features and improvements in several areas including:
– Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro provide full support for Windows 10. Use all the exciting new features like the Microsoft Edge browser, or Cortana the always-on digital assistant. Cortana even works when Fusion is in the background
Ready for OS X El Capitan
– Test the latest OS X release in a virtual machine to see what’s coming around the corner, or jump in with both feet and install OS X El Capitan on your Mac with the confidence that VMware Fusion 8 will still deliver the ultimate Windows on Mac experience.
All New Enhanced Graphics Engine with DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3
Everyday applications are smoother and more fluid, with new DirectX 10 only applications now supported.
65% OpenGL Performance improvement and 15% DirectX 9 Performance improvement
Built for the latest Macs including the iMac Retina 5K
Drive 14 million pixels with VMware Fusion 8 on the most powerful and beautiful iMac to date.
Building upon this great release, Fusion 8 Pro additionally delivers:
Native vCloud Air integration
Use vCloud Air, the public cloud service by VMware, to upload workloads to the cloud for public consumption. Build an app or web server locally and push it to the cloud with a simple drag and drop. Use it to connect with remote virtual machines running in vCloud Air, or even upload an existing virtual machine from Fusion for backup to the cloud.
$600 in free vCloud Air service credit
To help users get started, we’re happy to provide more then enough service credit to get users exploring what they can do with a compatible cloud.
Improved vSphere integration
With deeper integration into VMware vSphere, Fusion 8 Pro now provides more detail than every before, and can even create remote virtual machines on ESXi or vCenter Server instances.
VMware Fusion 8 and VMware Fusion 8 Pro are available immediately for download and purchase from vmware.com for $79.99 and $199.99 respectively. VMware Fusion 8 Pro is also available from VMware partners and distributors.
Customers who have purchased VMware Fusion 7 or VMware Fusion 7 Pro between July 29, 2015 and August 25, 2015 are eligible for an electronic upgrade to VMware Fusion 8 or VMware Fusion 8 Pro at no additional cost. Qualifying customers will automatically receive an email advising how to upgrade their license keys.
VMware Fusion 6 and 7 customers can upgrade to VMware Fusion 8 for only $49.99 and to VMware Fusion 8 Pro for $119.99 at the VMware online store.
Parallels Desktop customers can upgrade to VMware Fusion 8 or VMware Fusion 8 Pro and save 40%! Learn more here.
Download a free trial at the VMware Fusion trial page.