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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy Windows 8 Consumer Preview day!

Today Microsoft released its much anticipated Windows 8 Consumer Preview. VMware Fusion 4 is a great choice if you want to try Windows 8 for yourself.  By running in a virtual machine you can remain isolated from your documents and other important applications, and simply roll back using snap shots in the event something goes wrong. If you’d like a walkthrough of installing Windows 8, checkout todays post by Arstechnica detailing the installation of Windows 8 in VMware Fusion.

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Everyone here on the VMware Fusion team is amped about this new release, and what it means for VMware Fusion.  Stay tuned for more updates in the future!

Want to get in on the Windows 8 Action? You can download it from Microsoft at this link.


In other VMware Fusion news, PCPRO.CO.UK released their review of VMware Fusion 4. Calling VMware Fusion “shinier, faster, better and more efficient…” You can check out the full review here.

To download a 30 Day trial of VMware Fusion 4 click here


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Guest Blog: Shawn Hart, Lead Developer at Bullet Proof Orange

We are constantly hearing from developers that VMware Fusion is an essential tool in their development process. So we thought it would be cool to invite a few of them to share their stories. In this post we spoke to Shawn Hart, Lead Developer for Bullet Proof Orange. 

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I live in a Mac world, but work in web design where my audience can be using any number of browsers working on any number of systems. Although browser compatibilities are slowly becoming a thing of the past (fingers crossed), the legacy of the browser wars is still very much present and when I build a site I have to keep this in mind. As a freelancing designer/developer, I'm very much a one man shop for my client's needs and don't have a  dedicated QA department that can use different machines running different OS's. Instead I use Vmware Fusion 4 on a regular basis to test my product and make sure that my clients are reaching the largest possible audience, and looking good in the process (even in Explorer 7). Having the flexibility to just open up a window and have another operating system there at my beck and call, has made life so much easier and has streamlined my workflow considerably. I love that VMware Fusion gives guys like me the ability get the most out of the Mac. Thanks VMware Fusion!

You can check out Bullet Proof Orange at bulletprooforange.com

The VMware Fusion team hits the road.

Over the past couple of weeks, the VMware Fusion team has hit the road to meet face to face with VMware Fusion users.  It’s always exciting for us to get the chance to meet more of the VMware Fusion community and to hear about all the cool things our users are doing with VMware Fusion 4.


Mac IT 2012

The Mac IT event takes place during Mac World and is centered on all things Apple in the Enterprise. We are all huge Apple enthusiasts, so it is thrilling to speak to companies and education institutions from all over the world that are deploying Macs in their businesses and schools. The message we heard was clear. VMware is synonymous with stability and reliability in these environments, so naturally VMware Fusion 4 is a perfect fit for businesses that are using Macs and need to ensure maximum compatibility. We are excited to be so closely tied to the journey that Apple is taking into the Enterprise and look forward to continuing to help lead the charge of Macs in the Enterprise.


Apple Advance Camp 2012

The Apple advance camp is an event geared toward Apple Resellers and Apple Consultants. It was an amazing opportunity to share all the new features of VMware Fusion 4, as well as get feedback directly from some of the most knowledgeable Apple Consultants in the country. The response we received was incredible!  Hearing all the amazing stories of VMware Fusion 4 being deployed into everything from high schools to music studios was awesome!  

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We truly feel that we have some one of the most loyal and creative user communities out there, and its a real pleasure to get out and speak directly to even just a small portion of you. We look forward to having more chances to meet with many more of you in the near future.