Workstation 7 – The Gold Standard in Desktop Virtualization – Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that VMware Workstation 7, the gold standard in desktop virtualization, is now available worldwide.

The team has been working long hours for almost a year to bring VMware Workstation 7 to you. VMware Workstation 7 features advanced capabilities to help developers, QA engineers, technical sales professionals, and IT administrators get up and running faster and streamline tasks that save time and improve productivity.

Key highlights include:

Best in Class Windows 7 Support. VMware Workstation 7 is optimized for maximum performance when running on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 PCs and works seamlessly with Flip 3D and Aero Peek to show live virtual machine activity.what's new - image-1

Only VMware Workstation supports Windows Aero

The Best 3D Graphics. VMware Workstation 7 is the first desktop virtualization product with Windows Aero support. Run even more 3D applications with DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 support in Windows virtual machines.

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Development Made Easier. VMware Workstation 7 streamlines software development and testing with new IDE integrations for the SpringSource Tools Suite and Eclipse IDE for Java & C/C++ along with Record Replay Debugging improvements that make it faster to find non-deterministic bugs.

Workstation 7 and STS Spring into Java development with VMware Workstation 7


Most Advanced Virtualization Platform. Run 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems with up to four virtual CPUs and 32GB of RAM dedicated to each virtual machine. Secure your virtual machines with AES 256-bit encryption

Workstation 7 VM settings

Run the most demanding applications


Supports over 200 Operating Systems. VMware Workstation 7 delivers the broadest operating system support. Over 20 new operating systems including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu 9.04 along with VMware vSphere 4 and VMware ESXi.

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The ultimate sandbox to prep for your VCP exam

Check out the release notes for a complete list of new features.

Buy VMware Workstation 7 Now!

VMware Workstation 7 is available for $189 USD (electronic download) in the VMware Store and all authorized VMware Resellers.

Upgrade to VMware Workstation 7 Now!

Upgrades from VMware Workstation 5 or VMware Workstation 6 to VMware Workstation 7 are available for $99 USD (electronic download only) in the VMware Store and all authorized VMware Resellers.

What if I just bought VMware Workstation 6?

Customers who purchased VMware Workstation 6 from October 1, 2009  through November 30th, 2009 qualify for a free downloadable upgrade to VMware Workstation 7.

  • Customers that purchased VMware Workstation 6 from the VMware online store during this time period will be automatically sent a free electronic upgrade via email after 10/27. It may take up to 2 weeks to receive your free upgrade.
  • Customers who purchased VMware Workstation 6 through a VMware Reseller during this time period will need to fill out a form and provide proof of purchase. The free upgrade form can be found at www.vmware.com/go/freeworkstationupgrade. Customer will be sent the free upgrade via email once verified.  Fulfillment will take up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy VMware Workstation Today!

We hope you enjoy using VMware Workstation 7 as much as we did creating it.  We will share more details about VMware Workstation 7 on the Workstation Zealot blog over the next few weeks. 


The VMware Workstation Team

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