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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #179 – Workstation and Fusion Technology Previews

Hosts
John Troyer, @jtroyer
Alex Maier, @vmwarecommunity

Guests
Simon Bennett, VMware
Thor Juell, VMware
Jason Joel, VMware
Christian Hammond, VMware - @chipx86 Blog

Link to Audio Recording
Workstation and Fusion Technology Previews

Virtualization News (VMTN Blog)
Technology previews have launched: VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation
VMware Forum 2012 – When will it arrive in your town?
VMware Forum 2012 ONLINE event scheduled for April 12 – live video broadcast with VMware leadership team
VROOM virtualization performance show is BACK this Friday March 16 10AM PST/1PM EST – Topic "One Million IOPS"
VMware VROOM! Blog - catch past shows and read interesting topics
vExpert 2012 Title – March 15, last day to resigter
vSphere Technical Marketing Twitter list
Technical Marketing Update 2012 – Week 10
Silicon Valley VMUG User Confernece – VMware CTO Steve Herrod and Mike Laverick will be speaking 

Show
Why a technology preview and not a beta? with the release of Windows 8, Mountain Lion, Ubuntu Preview versions, this was the right time for customers to try fusion and workstation running that latest platforms out today.

Virtual Hardware version has been upgraded in fusion and workstation to version 9

Hardware version has changed a few things for Fusion – new processor support, performance counters, virtualization extension have changed, graphics have been improved.

Graphics and Fusion – 3D desktop experice on Ubuntu is greatly improved

How are IT departments dealing with the Mac? Fusion is well positioned to meet the needs of IT 

VMware Fusion Blog – Bookmark this! 

VMware Workstation Zealot – Bookmark this!

Worksation 8 interacting with ESXi – great to prototype what you want to build

You can run a 64bit guest on top of ESX inside of workstation

Share a VM – great feature for teams working together or single administrators that access the same VMs from multiple computers

Christian's blog - WSX: Virtual Machines in Your Browser

WSX is installed as a mini web server in your network and serves up an interface for accessing your Workstation Shared VMs and your VMs on vSphere/ESXi 5

WSX: Virtual Machines in Your Browser – Similar approach to appblast, but different technology

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