On October 1st VMware announced the upcoming features for Workstation version 11 and Player Pro version 7. Today VMware released both version making them generally available to VMware customers. Starting with these versions VMware will require users to run the products on 64 bit Operating Systems, abandoning the 32 bit platform.
Included in the Workstation 11 update:
- Ready for the Windows 10 Technical Preview
- Support for the latest Intel 64-bit x86 processors, including Haswell.
- Support for VMs with up to 16 vCPUs, 8 TB virtual disks, 64 GB memory and 2 GB video memory
- Connection to VMware vCloud Air, allowing you to upload, run and view VMs right from the Workstation interface
Player 7 Pro will have the following features:
- Ability to run on top of Windows 8.1
- Updated hardware compatiblity
- Ability to run VMs created by Workstation 11 and Fusion 7 pro
VMware Workstation 11 and VMware Player 7 Pro are available immediately for purchase and download from http://www.vmware.com for $249.99 and $149.99 respectively. Upgrades from VMware Workstation 9.x and 10.x to Workstation 11 are priced at $149.99 and upgrades from VMware Player 6 Plus to VMware Player 7 Pro are priced at $79.99. VMware Workstation 11 and Player 7 Pro are also available via VMware channel partners. Customers who purchased VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Player 6 Plus between October 2014 and December 2014 will receive a free electronic upgrade to VMware Workstation 11 and VMware Player 7 Pro respectively.