VMWare Workstation 8 Released

VMWare released version 8 of Workstation today.  The upgrade costs $99, and a new license will set you back $199.
 
The new version boasts over 50 new features, including:

  • Remotely connect to virtual machines running on VMware Workstation, VMware vSphere, and VMware vCenter anywhere on your network
  • Simply drag and drop when you are ready to move your virtual machines to VMware vSphere
  • Run as a server and your virtual machines will continue to run long after you log off. Start sharing virtual machines with your team, department, or anyone in your organization.
  • First to support HD audio with 7.1 surround sound, USB 3, and Bluetooth devices in in a virtual machine.
  • Significant improvements to virtual SMP and 3D graphics performance and support for 64GB RAM allows you to run the most demanding applications in a virtual machine.
  • Completely revamped and streamlined user interface with simplified menus, updated toolbar, folder views, live thumbnail bar and a new virtual machine library.
  • New virtual machine library makes it easy to search for the virtual machines that you need, whether they are local or remote

For a full list of what's new, check out the release notes.

Josh M. Bryant is currently a Director of Technical Account Management at Tanium where he helps customers overcome the challenges of managing very large scale computing environments. Prior to joining Tanium, he was a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft specializing in Microsoft Exchange Server, and then later a Cybersecurity Architect specializing in Compromise Recovery. Josh is also a Master Sergeant in the Illinois Air National Guard where he manages a team of Systems Administrators maintaining the weapons system for an Air Operations Center.

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