VMware Workstation 9 available

Got a surprise this morning when opening Vmware workstation to test a clients vm for recovery ….

VMware Workstation 9 is now available!

VMware Workstation 9 delivers the best-in-class Windows 8 experience and many innovative new features that transform the way professionals work with virtual machines.

Key features in VMware Workstation 9:

• Windows 8 – Multi-touch support has been added and Easy Install, Unity and Windows key mappings have been enhanced to work with the new Windows 8 interface.

• Virtual Hardware Upgrades – Faster startup performance, USB 3.0 support, improved 3D graphics performance, OpenGL 2.1 for Linux, more powerful virtualization extensions, and virtual performance counters make up the most advanced virtualization platform ever!

• Web Interface – A new Web interface allows access to virtual machines running in Workstation or vSphere from tablets, smart phones, laptops or desktop PCs.  This HTML5-based interface delivers a near native desktop experience without requiring plug-ins.

• Virtual Machine Restrictions – Virtual machines can require a password in order to change configuration settings in order to prevent users from over committing system resources, dragging and dropping files, sharing folders or attaching USB devices.  Restricted virtual machines can be encrypted and distributed to run on Mac, Windows, or Linux PCs.