It’s with great pleasure that we announce the immediate availability of VMware Fusion 11.5!
Still on Fusion 10 or 8.5? Upgrade here with 20% off!!
This release comes as a free upgrade to existing Fusion 11 users, with Fusion 8.5 and v10 customers being still eligible for discount upgrade pricing. This release also extends support for v11 customers until December 2020.
Added to that we’re also running a 20% off sale right now! We wanted to make sure that folks who are still using older releases can get support for macOS Catalina without having to pay full price for the upgrade.
So what’s new?
First up, Dark Mode.
When Dark Mode is enabled onl our Mac, Fusion transforms into a darker and more nighttime-friendly version of itself.
Fusion not only detects when Dark Mode is enabled and adjusts the user interface accordingly, but it also can synchronize the mode with Windows and macOS Guests who support the feature. This is a per-vm preference, and can be enabled in the VM Settings > Advanced window.
Next up: Sidecar
macOS Catalina introduces an incredible new feature called Sidecar that lets your Mac use your iPad as an external display.
With Fusion’s support of this feature, users can deploy a VM and drive it completely from your iPad, including support for the Apple Pencil and Bluetooth Keyboard. Works Wired or Wirelessly.
Also featuring: Jumbo Frames
Professionals oftentimes use Fusion and Workstation to deploy virtual lab environments, but when using some more advanced networking tools and techniques unfortunately some things didn’t work. One reason is because a larger MTU size was required for their virtual networks, but previously this wasn’t something users could configure.
Now with this support, savvy IT Pros and VI Admins can run a full vSphere, with NSX, virtual lab environment on Workstation with overlay support. (Given sufficient hardware resources, of course!)
There are a number of other reasons to use Jumbo Frames, including network performance advantages in enterprises and universities with supporting network infrastructure.
We’ve squashed bugs, improved performance and closed security holes, while adding support for the latest OS’s from Microsoft, Linux, BSD and Apple.
Still on Fusion 10 or 8.5? Upgrade here with 20% off!
We hope you enjoy, and please share your feedback in our community forums!