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New Innovations in VMware Workstation & VMware Fusion Updates

We’ve announced some pretty big updates to our flagship desktop hypervisor product lines, VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation. Our latest updates bring a variety of new features for IT pros, developers, businesses and home users.

Workstation 14 Pro & Player

Our Workstation product line, which includes Workstation Pro and Workstation Player, supports the latest and greatest from Microsoft, including the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and the fall updates for Server 2016, as well as updated Linux support for Ubuntu 17.04 and b. We also now support Microsoft Virtualization Based Security features Credential Guard and b, bringing new levels of enterprise security to our virtual desktop platform.

Workstation Pro also has new features for interacting with vSphere, including a streamlined walkthrough for effortlessly deploying the vCenter Server Appliance and new Host Power operations for remote vSphere/ESXi hosts.

Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

There are so many new features with our Fusion updates that it is hard to decide where to begin.

Building on the same VMware virtual hardware platform of the Workstation product line, Fusion 10 will also support Windows 10 and Server 2016 fall updates, as well as updated Linux support. Fusion, of course, will also support macOS 10.13 as both a host and guest, plus a long list of user interface updates, including Touch Bar support, to make things feel more modern and be more informative.

Fusion also has a brand new graphics engine that leverages Apple’s Metal technology. Fusion now uses Metal to draw VM/guest graphics like Windows DirectX 10 and Windows + Linux OpenGL 3.3, making performance smoother with better battery life and more accurate rendering.

Fusion 10 Pro has a number of unique updates as well, including innovation around vSphere integration, virtual networking and a brand new RESTful API.

For vSphere, Fusion now support the import of the vCenter Server Appliance, allowing users to effortlessly deploy vSphere in a sandbox lab inside Fusion. For vSphere admins, Fusion Pro also adds new ESXi Host Power operations, so users can power cycle hosts and toggle Maintenance Mode.

Fusion Pro’s all new REST-based API opens the door for integration. Use the HTTP/S based API to remotely and programmatically control Fusion with over 20 controls available, including VM creation, power, snapshots, host networking, VM networking and IP management, cloning and more. Developers can now use this secure API to integrate Fusion into a modern, continuous delivery/deploy iterative pipeline. Operations teams can design workflows to automatically provision macOS desktops for quality teams to remotely control.

[Related: VMware Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Industry-Leading Innovations in Mac Virtualization with VMware Fusion 10]

With so many features, UI updates, virtual networking enhancements, platform updates, graphics updates and a brand new API to control it all, we think this might just be the biggest release of Fusion to date.

Heading to VMworld next week? Click here to add &#rsquo;What&#rsquo;s New with VMware Fusion, Workstation and Horizon Flex&#rdquo; to your schedule and dive into the latest Workstation and Fusion updates.

Because you liked this blog:

  • Announcing VMware Workstation 14
  • Announcing VMware Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

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New Innovations in VMware Workstation & VMware Fusion Updates

We’ve announced some pretty big updates to our flagship desktop hypervisor product lines, VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation. Our latest updates bring a variety of new features for IT pros, developers, businesses and home users.

Workstation 14 Pro & Player

Our Workstation product line, which includes Workstation Pro and Workstation Player, supports the latest and greatest from Microsoft, including the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and the fall updates for Server 2016, as well as updated Linux support for Ubuntu 17.04 and b. We also now support Microsoft Virtualization Based Security features Credential Guard and b, bringing new levels of enterprise security to our virtual desktop platform.

Workstation Pro also has new features for interacting with vSphere, including a streamlined walkthrough for effortlessly deploying the vCenter Server Appliance and new Host Power operations for remote vSphere/ESXi hosts.

Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

There are so many new features with our Fusion updates that it is hard to decide where to begin.

Building on the same VMware virtual hardware platform of the Workstation product line, Fusion 10 will also support Windows 10 and Server 2016 fall updates, as well as updated Linux support. Fusion, of course, will also support macOS 10.13 as both a host and guest, plus a long list of user interface updates, including Touch Bar support, to make things feel more modern and be more informative.

Fusion also has a brand new graphics engine that leverages Apple’s Metal technology. Fusion now uses Metal to draw VM/guest graphics like Windows DirectX 10 and Windows + Linux OpenGL 3.3, making performance smoother with better battery life and more accurate rendering.

Fusion 10 Pro has a number of unique updates as well, including innovation around vSphere integration, virtual networking and a brand new RESTful API.

For vSphere, Fusion now support the import of the vCenter Server Appliance, allowing users to effortlessly deploy vSphere in a sandbox lab inside Fusion. For vSphere admins, Fusion Pro also adds new ESXi Host Power operations, so users can power cycle hosts and toggle Maintenance Mode.

Fusion Pro’s all new REST-based API opens the door for integration. Use the HTTP/S based API to remotely and programmatically control Fusion with over 20 controls available, including VM creation, power, snapshots, host networking, VM networking and IP management, cloning and more. Developers can now use this secure API to integrate Fusion into a modern, continuous delivery/deploy iterative pipeline. Operations teams can design workflows to automatically provision macOS desktops for quality teams to remotely control.

[Related: VMware Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Industry-Leading Innovations in Mac Virtualization with VMware Fusion 10]

With so many features, UI updates, virtual networking enhancements, platform updates, graphics updates and a brand new API to control it all, we think this might just be the biggest release of Fusion to date.

Heading to VMworld next week? Click here to add &#rsquo;What&#rsquo;s New with VMware Fusion, Workstation and Horizon Flex&#rdquo; to your schedule and dive into the latest Workstation and Fusion updates.

Because you liked this blog:

  • Announcing VMware Workstation 14
  • Announcing VMware Fusion 10 & Fusion 10 Pro

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Announcing VMware Horizon FLEX 1.10

We aim to introduce a new version of VMware Horizon FLEX every quarter, and so to kick off our 2017 release train, we&#rsquo;re delighted to announce VMware Horizon FLEX 1.10.

Before I get into what&#rsquo;s new, here&#rsquo;s a quick recapof what Horizon FLEX does:

Horizon FLEX delivers a reliable Windows or Linux experience to contractors, road warriors, developers and field workers, even when offline. It can extend the life of legacy applications using local virtual desktops on modern hardware.

The key to all this magic is an occasionally connected central policy server that dictates the behavior of remote hypervisors (VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Workstation Player). Today, we&#rsquo;ve updated that policy engine.

What’s New in Horizon FLEX 1.10

If I were to be brutally honest about Horizon FLEX, one of the complaints we get is that managing client license keys can be problematic: Distributing software keys to contractors can be a messy and an administratively heavy task. So, we fixed it. Administrators can now distribute Horizon FLEX client keys from the FLEX server. New users receive the correct license key when they connect to the Horizon FLEX server, even if they are running a client in free-trial mode.

When a major upgrade to the client occurs, administrators do not need to update the license key on each endpoint. Administrators can also set the minimum client version allowed for connection. This last point is key. There&#rsquo;s no point specifying a policy that the client can&#rsquo;t implement. Our new version number checking switch ensures that the policies you need to be enforced, will be.

This brings us to policies. One of the most loved features of Horizon FLEX is our control of how data is placed into, and taken out of, the virtual desktop. Since day one, we had the ability for a virtual desktop to share, or not share, a common clipboard with the host computer. Similarly, we&#rsquo;ve had the ability to control whether dragging and dropping files between the two desktops is permissible. In this release, we add direction to those policies. It makes sense in some cases to allow people to copy from a personal desktop and to paste into a corporate one (likewise, with dragging files). The new policy direction setting allows for this use case, but blocks attempts to remove data from the corporate machine. It&#rsquo;s a great usability tweak.

And talking of usability, while we&#rsquo;ve always been able to control whether the virtual desktop can share files with the physical machine, we&#rsquo;ve now given administrators the ability to allow users to select their own default local folders.

Tested Virtual Desktops

In this release, we have dropped support for Ubuntu 14.04 and added support for Ubuntu 16.04. The full list of operating systems that are tested and verified to run as virtual desktops is:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016

Supported Physical Desktops

The list of physically installed client operating systems (hosts) supported by Horizon FLEX 1.10 remains unchanged and is:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 10
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra

Horizon FLEX is available to download today. Try Horizon FLEX now in our free hands-on lab.

 

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