Author Archives: Robert Baesman

Robert Baesman

About Robert Baesman

Robert is a Director of Product Management for End User Computing at VMware.

Workstation 6.5 Beta1 is LIVE (really!)

It’s always a bit dodgy trying to release software on April 1st, but seriously, this isn’t a hoax!  Really!

Hot off the presses, the first publically available beta for Workstation 6.5 is now available for download from VMware:

Tons of great stuff to be tried out here.  Oh, and did I mention that it will even do your laundry for you?  (Ok, maybe that would be stretching the truth).  But nevertheless, you should definitely check it out.  No better time than now to give us the feedback we need to make sure that it works when for you when it does GA.

And now for something completely different…


Ok, well, not quite "completely different."  Perhaps exactly the opposite.  VMware Workstation!  Yeah, you remember it: that sweet software that lives happily on your PC and helps you get things done!  The product on which VMware was founded!  Going strong for nearly a decade now!

So welcome to the "Workstation Zealot" blog!  Us "old-school" folks at VMware are finally getting into the 21st century and starting a up what we hope will be a great new source of news, information and amusement for the millions of Workstation faithful out there.  From time to time, you’ll see postings from various developers in the team on interesting technical topics, thoughts on industry developments, highlighted use cases, beta announcements, insights into life in the Workstation trenches, and more.

How will this blog be different from other assorted VMware blogs?  Well, if you’re someone who cares enough about Workstation to read a blog about it, you can probably consider yourself officially "hard-core" 🙂  So we’ll do our best to keep things lively with the sort of info that takes your clearly superior intelligence into account.  If we’re lucky, even I’ll be befuddled by some of what our development team will have to say, so stay tuned!

And of course, if there are specific topics you’d like to see us cover in a blog style format, don’t be shy about sending along your comments.  If you’re not reading, then we’re screwing up.


Robert Baesman – Sr. R&D Manager – VMware Inc.