VMware Fusion 8 Released

August 25, 2015 0 By Allan Kjaer

What's New

  • Full support of Windows 10
    VMware Fusion provides the following support for Windows 10:
    • Run Windows 10 as a virtual machine
    • Windows 10 Auto Detect and Easy Install
    • Unity support for Windows 10
    • Migrate Windows 10 PC to a virtual machine
    • Import Windows 10 Boot Camp virtual machine
  • Support OS X El Capitan
    • Run OS X El Capitan as a virtual machine
    • Run OS X El Capitan as a host operating system
  • New Guest Operating Systems Support
    • Ubuntu 15.04
    • Fedora 22
    • CentOS 7.1
    • RHEL 7.1
    • Oracle Linux 7.1
    • VMware Project Photon
  • Advanced graphics
    Support has been added for the following standards:
    • DirectX 10
    • OpenGL 3.3
  • Performance improvements for suspending and resuming encrypted virtual machines
  • Advanced resolution settings
    • Ability to set global preference of resolution change upon window resizing and more
    • Ability to set per virtual machine override preference of resolution change upon windows resizing and more
  • VMware vCloud Air Integration (Fusion 8 Pro only)
    • Ability to connect to VMware vCloud Air Service
    • Ability to view remote virtual machine inventory
    • Remote display, keyboard and mouse control
    • Upload a local virtual machine to VMware vCloud Air
    • Power operation on remote virtual machines
    • Enhanced user experience
  • Improved remote experience (Fusion 8 Pro only)
    • Ability to create a remote virtual machine on a VMware vSphere, VMware ESXi, and VMware Workstation
    • View health summary of multiple ESXi hosts on a single dashboard
  • Support IPv6 NAT network (Fusion 8 Pro only)
  • Support the latest Macs
    • Ability to run Windows virtual machines on an iMac 5K in full-screen mode with native resolution
    • Support the new MacBook
  • Echo cancellation for voice and video calls with Microsoft Lync and Skype
  • Added USB 3.0 support to Windows 7 virtual machines (with the latest Intel USB driver)
  • Optimized user experience
    • Improved Start menu
    • Improved new VM creator
  • New warning text has been added to the UI for the option “Open your Windows files and web links using Mac Applications” to make it clearer that choosing to enable this feature might reduce the isolation of the virtual machine.
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