It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce the public availability of VMware Fusion for Apple Silicon Public Tech Preview!
With more than a year in development, and a few weeks of a successful Private Tech Preview, it’s finally time for us to show the world what we’ve been working on.
To deliver Fusion for Apple Silicon devices we’ve had to re-evaluate every part of the Fusion technology stack. The scope and scale of this undertaking should not be understated, and the success of this project has been the result of a massive ongoing collaboration from many internal teams working together, entirely remotely as we do in this day in age.
We’re going to be keeping the Public Tech Preview active for at least the rest of this year and likely into spring, and so we won’t be pulling in these changes into our fall release, which means Fusion on Apple silicon is effectively FREE for all users for the time being.
Fusion and Workstation Fall Release Update
We also wanted to take the opportunity, since we’re so close to VMworld which has a bit of a different schedule this year, is to let folks know that we won’t be releasing a “paid upgrade” for either Fusion or Workstation this year as we often have. Instead we will continue to invest in the current shipping versions, and will extend their support periods until December 2022, with new updates starting in October.