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VMware Workstation 12 Pro, Player 12, Fusion 8 ship with Windows 10 support

25 August 2015, Mike Williams

VMWare FusionVMware has announced the release of VMware Workstation 12 Pro, VMware Workstation 12 Player and VMware Fusion 8.

VMware Workstation features full Windows 10 compatibility: you can run it as a host or a VM, it’s supported for both Auto Detect and Easy Install, and you’re able to migrate any Windows 10 PC to a virtual machine.

There’s a major speed boost of up to 3x when suspending and resuming encrypted VMs. 3D graphics are up to 36% faster, support for DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 means improved compatibility, and Workstation is now optimised for 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and QHD+ (3200×1800) displays.

The good news continues with a strong set of new and improved features, including IPv6 NAT network support, smarter tab handling (drag open tabs into a new or existing Workstation window), and echo cancellation for Skype and Lync.

VMware 12

Run Windows 10 as a host or in a VM

VMware Player Pro gains all the core improvements of Workstation 12, and a rebranding to VMware Workstation 12 Player brings more consistency to the range.

VMware Fusion 8 gains full support for Windows 10 and El Capitan, and brings you smarter ways to ensure they work together.

It’s easier to find Windows files from Spotlight, thanks to natural language support; you can launch Windows applications from the Mac via the Fusion Applications menu; and the Split Screen and Unity modes help Windows run seamlessly alongside Mac applications. Even Mission Control can now show Windows and Mac applications in one place.

Trials of VMware Workstation 12 Pro, VMware Workstation 12 Player and VMware Fusion 8 are available now.

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