VMware Desktop Hypervisor Pro Apps Now Available for Personal Use

As we complete the integration of Fusion and Workstation into Broadcom, we wanted to share with the community some changes to our product lineup and how we deliver them to our users. Most importantly are changes to the way we license our desktop hypervisor products. From now onward, Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro will have two license models. 

We now provide a Free Personal Use or a Paid Commercial Use subscription for our Pro apps. Users will decide based on their use case whether a commercial subscription is required. This means that everyday users who want a virtual lab on their Mac, Windows or Linux computer can do so for free simply by registering and downloading the latest build from the new download portal located at With the new commercial model, we have reduced our product group offerings down to a single SKU (VCF-DH-PRO) for users who require commercial use licensing. This simplification eliminates 40+ other SKUs and makes quoting and purchasing VMware Desktop Hypervisor apps, Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro, easier than ever. The new Desktop Hypervisor app subscription can be purchased from any Broadcom Advantage partner.

So often when we are out in the community, we hear about the immeasurable value that Workstation, and later Fusion, have brought over the past 25 years. Workstation’s heritage reaches back to the very first product that the company ever shipped, simply called “VMware 1.0” at the time, which coincidentally was released on May 15th, 1999.

Looking forward, we’re thrilled to continue to innovate an indispensable and versatile set of virtual tools that has helped build many careers for software and IT professionals.

For the full story, check out Michael’s posts on the Fusion and Workstation blogs.