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Upgrade to VMware Fusion 6 and Save

Like Fusion 4 or 5? You’ll love Fusion 6!

If you are using Fusion 4 or 5, you’re missing out on feature improvements delivered in VMware Fusion 6, including:

  • Up to 2x faster performance: run Windows applications side-by-side faster with Fusion 6. Rebooting Windows 7 or Windows 8 with Fusion 6 is up to 2x faster than with Fusion 4. Fusion 5 users will see improvements of up to 25% when rebooting Windows.
  • Get the most out of OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1: get a more Mac-like experience when running Windows applications on a Mac. With Fusion 6, extend Mavericks’ unique capabilities to your Windows environment and get the most out of Windows 8.1 directly on your Mac.
  • Create the most powerful virtual machines: create virtual machines with up to 16vCPUs, 8TB disks, and up to 64GB of memory to run the most demanding applications.
  • Get advanced features when upgrading to Fusion 6 Professional: easily create full and linked clones to streamline development and testing, and use the virtual machine editor to quickly build custom virtual networking configurations.

To get these and more great new features, upgrade today to Fusion 6 or Fusion 6 Professional for 30% off the regular upgrade price.

This offer begins on June 1, 2014 at 8 pm Pacific Time and ends on July 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

 

VMware Fusion Technology Preview May 2014

Today the VMware Fusion team is providing public access to the VMware Fusion Technology Preview. We would like to get feedback from individuals using a wide range of hardware and software configurations.

The VMware Fusion Technology Preview includes:

  • VMware Hardware Version 11, including improved CPU support and upgraded USB 3.0 controller
  • New icons in the library show state of VMs
  • Ability to configure per-VM hotkeys
  • Support for configuring the amount of graphics memory for each VM
  • Updated support for multi-monitor setups where one monitor is a Retina-class display

Additional details, including a list of what’s new, and the VMware Fusion Technology Preview May 2014 download are available HERE from the VMware Fusion Community.

Please post all of your feedback in the VMware Fusion Preview 2014 Community forum.  Our Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Support Teams, Technical Writers, Product Marketing Managers, and Product Managers will be monitoring the forum to ensure that we collect your suggestions and comments.

Many thanks for helping us to improve VMware Fusion.

The VMware Fusion Team

Still Here…for Now

Microsoft Windows XP end of support (AKA the XPocalypse) has come and gone, and we are all still here.

However, a recent Microsoft security alert should give Windows XP users cause for concern as it potentially exposes them to serious security risks. Luckily, Microsoft issued a patch on May 1st – including Windows XP.

The issue is that XP users can’t expect Microsoft to continue to provide security updates for their operating system as support officially ended on April 8th.

If you must continue using XP for a while longer, you can run your critical Windows XP applications in a VMware Fusion virtual environment and get the following benefits:

  • Forward compatibility—virtualization lets you run 12-year-old XP on today’s hardware.
  • Reduced vulnerability—putting XP into a virtual machine isolates it, enabling you to turn off features that make it vulnerable.
  • Safe state rollback—Fusion allows you to take periodic snapshots of a virtual machine that serves as a backup should your XP virtual machine become corrupted.

Click here to learn more about virtualizing Windows XP–and stay tuned for an upcoming blog with tips for what VMware Fusion users can do to protect XP running in Fusion from further security exploits.

Celebrate Earth Day and save on VMware Fusion

Go green—consolidate all your PCs into one with Fusion

Virtualization is a green choice because the technology allows you to run multiple virtual machines on one physical computer. When using Fusion 6 to run Windows on your Mac, you eliminate the need to have two computers, saving on energy costs and reducing your carbon footprint.

And, since Fusion 6 is optimized to give you fast performance while efficiently utilizing your Mac’s battery power, you save even more.

Make a green choice and save up to 20% on Fusion:

This offer begins on April 21, 2014, at 8:00 pm Pacific Time and expires on April 24, 2014, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

 

VMware Fusion 6.0.3 Update

On April 17th we released VMware Fusion 6.0.3, a maintenance release. This update is recommended for all users of VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional.

To download VMware Fusion 6.0.3, open VMware Fusion and select VMware Fusion > Check for Updates.

For more details on Fusion 6.0.3, read the Release Notes.

Thanks to the Fusion customers reporting these issues to Fusion Support and discussing them with the VMware Fusion Community.

-The VMware Fusion Team

Celebrate the Changing Seasons with VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion Professional

Change is in the air—a seasonal change!

Depending on where you live, you’ll soon be experiencing the annual shift from Winter to Spring or Summer to Autumn. We’re celebrating this change with a great sale on VMware Fusion 6 Professional and VMware Fusion 6.

This sale will end long before Spring and Autumn will, so act quickly to get the savings. This offer starts on Monday, March 17th at 8 PM Pacific Time and ends on March 20th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

 

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Could there be gaps in your understanding of VMware Fusion that may be preventing you from getting your maximum value?

If you answered ‘yes’—or even if you answered ‘I don’t know’—help has arrived. Our colleague Michael Roy has published an eBook called Getting Started with VMware Fusion. It’s based on his 7+years of experience using Fusion and helping others use Fusion.

Rather than trying to cover every Fusion feature, Mike chose to write in-depth descriptions of the Fusion features that are most critical to keeping your Fusion virtual machine secure, backed up, and running smoothly.

To read Mike’s blog post on his book, go here.

To learn more about the book or place an order, go here.

Kudos and thanks to Mike on his book!

VMware Black Friday Sale – Our Biggest Sale of the Year

Celebrate Black Friday with the best savings of the year on VMware Fusion 6 and VMware Fusion 6 Professional.

                                                 

VMware Fusion 6 won PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice and has received positive reviews from a variety of publications. Here’s a sample:

“VMware Fusion (6) is the smoothest-running and least obtrusive app on the market for running Windows or Linux apps under OS X.”

- Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine (PC Magazine Editor’s Choice)

“If you’re looking for solid launch-day support for Windows 8.1, Mavericks, or Linux in a VM, VMware Fusion 6 is highly recommended.”

- Dave Girard, arstechnica

“VMware Fusion 6 Professional is the most enterprise-capable version of VMware Fusion to date.  It also has a great user experience, making it an ideal choice for enterprises that don’t have much experience with virtualization or Macs.”

- Will Kelly, TechRepublic

Buy or upgrade now and save 35% through December 1, 2013:

  • Buy VMware Fusion 6
  • Upgrade from VMware Fusion 4 or 5
  • Buy VMware Fusion 6 Professional
  • Upgrade from VMware Fusion 5 Professional

Have a PC and a Mac?

Get 40% off when you buy VMware Fusion 6 Professional and VMware Workstation 10.

  • Buy VMware Fusion 6 Professional and VMware Workstation 10

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Sale extended to Wednesday, December 4th, at midnight PST

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-The VMware Fusion Team

VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update

On November 5th we released VMware Fusion 6.0.2, a maintenance release. This update is recommended for all users of VMware Fusion 6.

An issue that caused some Fusion users to receive a “Not enough physical memory” messages when opening a virtual machine after upgrading to OS X Mavericks was resolved in this release.

To download VMware Fusion 6.0.2, open VMware Fusion and select VMware Fusion > Check for Updates.

For more details on Fusion 6.0.2, read the Release Notes.

Thanks to the Fusion customers reporting these issues to Fusion Support and discussing them with the VMware Fusion Community.

 

The VMware Fusion Team

VMware Fusion 6 and OS X Mavericks: the perfect combo!

Today Apple announced the immediate availability of OS X Mavericks and we could not be happier to report that VMware Fusion 6 runs smoothly!

VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional also provide support for new OS X Mavericks capabilities:

  • Mavericks multiple display support: Windows and Mac desktops displayed simultaneously in separate displays—just swipe to move between them
  • Display your Windows environment on your HDTV via AirPlay using an Apple TV
  • Run OS X Mavericks as a virtual machine
  • Create OS X Mavericks virtual machines directly from the OS X Recovery Partition
  • Add Windows files to Finder tabs (when using the Fusion Shared Folders feature)
  • Tag Windows files (when using the Fusion Shared Folders feature)

In addition, VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional support dictation for Windows applications, including Mavericks enhanced dictation for Macs not connected to the Internet.

VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional also pair nicely with the newly announced Macs:

  • Optional font size adjustment for an even crisper Windows environments on Retina display Macs
  • Updated virtualization engine that can support up to 16 vCPUs and 64GB of RAM per virtual machine.
  • Up to 25% faster performance (compared with Fusion 5) when running Windows 7

We hope you enjoy Mavericks and Fusion 6! Feel free to drop us a line below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

To buy or upgrade to VMware Fusion 6, click here.

To buy or upgrade to VMware Fusion 6 Professional, click here.

To try VMware Fusion 6 or VMware Fusion 6 Professional for 30 days, click here for Fusion 6 and here for Fusion 6 Professional.

The Fusion Team