VMWare Workstation 15 and Fusion 11 are Now Available

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Dev, Mac and macOS, Windows 10 with 2 Comments

VMWare today announced the availability of its latest desktop virtualization solutions, Workstation 15 Pro and Player and for PC and Fusion 11 for Mac.

“With 20 years of virtualization excellence and more than 500,000 customers using our Workstation and Fusion platforms, we are constantly evolving these solutions and adding capabilities to serve our broad user base,” VMWare senior vice president and general manager Krish Prasad says. “The latest enhancements to Workstation 15 and Fusion 11, including delivering REST APIs to automate tasks, provide IT pros, developers and businesses alike with a seamless way to deliver, better protect and manage Windows, Linux and Mac desktops and applications on-premises or in the cloud.”

In addition to the functionality mentioned above, VMWare Workstation 15 Pro and Workstation 15 Player now support Ubuntu 18.04.1, Windows 10 version 1809, and other very recent OS releases. They offer improved user interface experiences that work well on 4K and high DPI displays and support a new DirectX 10.1 virtual graphics engine with anti-aliasing and shader support.

VMWare Fusion 11 and Fusion 11 Pro include a new Application Menu so that users can more quickly access their virtual machines and their settings and snapshots, or launch Windows applications directly. They also feature expanded hardware and OS support, including the new 18-core iMac Pro and macOS 10.14 Mojave. MacBook Pro users can also access a new touch bar interface.

VMware Workstation 15 Pro is $250, but existing customers can upgrade for $150. VMware Workstation 15 Player is $150, or $80 for upgraders. On the Mac, VMware Fusion 11 Pro is $160 and VMware Fusion 11 $80. Upgraders will pay $120 and $50, respectively.


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