New Desktop Virtualization Product Releases

Today is an exciting day as VMware advances their End-User Computing vision with the general availability of View 5, Workstation 8, and Fusion 4. VMware is shipping to customers a simple way to deliver Windows based desktops as-a-service, locally or on a Mac.  The combination of empowered users and flexible IT as a service, enables a new working style that leads to a more connected enterprise.

VMware Viewâ„¢ 5 is here!

VMware View 5 represents a significant milestone in simplifying IT manageability and control, while providing a high fidelity desktop virtualization experience across the network. PCoIP enhancements that greatly reduce bandwidth utilization over LAN and WAN connections, advanced support of 3D graphics, and scalable unified communications integration for voice and video media services provide customers with the best user experience on their virtual desktops.

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  • View 5 Anthem – Music Video! Now on youtube, you must watch this if you haven’t already!

What the Press are saying:

  • “It appears that VMware wants to own virtualization not only in the data center and on public clouds, but also on the desktop – or, more precisely, on your workspace, no matter where you are or what device you’re using to access your applications… Most of us in the business world still work from PCs most of the time, so the rollout of the View 5 desktop virtualization software is probably the most immediately useful update coming out of VMware for end user devices this week.” – The Register, Timothy Prickett Morgan

  • “VMware’s vision is to deliver a more user-centric, ITasaservice experience for the connected enterprise. In this new model, enterprises leverage hybrid cloud resources, while maintaining a managed, secure environment, and providing new ways for employees to collaborate across applications and data from any device, where and when a user needs it.” – ZDNet, Dana Gardner

Announcing VMware Fusion 4

You all know VMware Fusion 4 makes it a breeze to run your Windows and Mac applications side by side with incredible speed and reliability. With more than 90 new features, including optimization for today’s multicore Macs and OS X Lion, it’s never been easier to run Windows on a Mac. VMware Fusion 4 is available today at an introductory promotional price of $49.99 (instead of $79.99).

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Introducing VMware Workstation 8

We are incredibly excited about the release of VMware Workstation 8.  VMware Workstation is going to change the way technical professionals work with their VMs.  With over 50 new features including remote connectivity to vSphere, drag and drop uploads to vSphere, revamped UI, support for Micro Cloud Foundry, and the ability to run as a server, it’s going to help customers with their journey to the cloud.

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