Name: VMware Fusion
Released: Nov 13, 2016
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.9 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Activation: Use the included KG (Courtesy of EMBRACE)
Can be installed over a previous version
Web Site: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion-pro
VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro-the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting-include full support for Windows 10, macOS Sierra, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 8 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to connect to VMware vCloud Air, IPv6 support for both bridged networks and IPv6-to-IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT), improved integration with VMware vSphere and support for several new Linux distributions and other operating systems.
VMware Fusion Pro is Designed For:
With the ability to assign 64GB of memory, 16 virtual processors and 2GB of graphics memory per virtual machine, Fusion Pro delivers leading edge features for running Windows on a Mac. And, with innovative tools such as linked clones, virtual network editor and connectivity to vSphere, Fusion Pro is the perfect tool for advanced users on the Mac.
Software developers rely on Fusion Pro to streamline the development and debugging of Windows or Linux applications in multiple environments on their Mac. Developers can replicate a production web or hybrid cloud environment right on their Mac.
Quality assurance teams use Fusion Pro to efficiently and economically test applications on a complex matrix of operating systems, application platforms and browsers—all while doing away with repetitive configuration tasks.
Macs in Business
Open the door to Macs in business with Fusion Pro. With unmatched operating system support, performance and reliability, Fusion Pro is the ideal solution for businesses that want to run Windows on Macs. With Fusion Pro, you can deploy standardized desktops to your employees, run business critical applications that are only available in Windows, or continue to run Windows XP applications in a virtual environment on modern hardware.
What's new in version 8.5.2-4635224:
Released on Nov 13, 2016
● This release of VMware Fusion addresses an out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability related to the drag-and-drop feature. This may allow a guest to execute code on the operating system that runs VMware Fusion. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7461 to this issue.
If more than one monitor is used in Full Screen mode on macOS 10.12 host operating system, the virtual displays are merged into one space in different tabs, instead of creating Full Screen space on each monitor:
● On macOS 10.12 host operating system, if there is external monitor connected to the Mac machine, when you switch a virtual machine to Full Screen with "Use All Displays in Full Screen" option selected, the virtual machine shows in Full Screen only on one monitor and merges all virtual displays to it as tabs, instead of using separated spaces on all monitors. After changing the view mode back to Single Window, a redundant black space remains, and the Fusion menu bar is hidden automatically.
A virtual machine using EFI firmware sometimes crashes when it is powering on:
● When powering on a virtual machine that uses EFI firmware instead of BIOS, the virtual machine sometimes crashes.
Fusion can quit unexpectedly when running a Windows 10 virtual machine in Unity mode:
● Windows 10 virtual machines running in Unity mode may unexpectedly quit when you are working with certain applications.
On macOS 10.12 host operating systems, the tab bar on the virtual machine window becomes blank when moving the mouse pointer into the virtual machine:
● On macOS 10.12 host operating systems, if you move the mouse pointer into a running virtual machine when there is no tools service running inside the guest OS, the tab bar shown on the virtual machine window becomes blank, and the Fusion menu Window > Merge All Windows is disabled for the virtual machine. This problem occurs if the virtual machine does not have VMware Tools installed or it has VMware Tools installed but the Tools services are not launched yet.
Full Release Notes: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/fusion/8/fusion-852-release-notes.html