It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1

Here’s our blog post announcing the launch:

Here’s the beta landing page itself, where users can get access to the
Beta, watch video demos of key features, and so on:

And here’s a highlight reel of features; a teaser for the more detailed
stuff on the beta landing page: (

The quick hits (more detail on the Beta landing page, of course):

1. When it launches, VMware Fusion 2.0 will be a free upgrade to all VMware
Fusion 1.x users. This is as a sincere thank you to our early supporters
who have partnered with us to make this product so great.

2. VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1 offers first “true” multi-display support for
virtual machines–your virtual machines will see as many individual Mac
displays as you attach to your Mac (you have to see the demo video to
believe it)

[Video demo of multi-display: (
(this was my favorite one to make. Playing with a Mac Pro with four video
cards is always good fun!]

3. Next gen 3D acceleration: We up the ante with experimental support for
DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 2.

[Video demo of DirectX 9.0 Shader 2 3D:

4. Dead Simple Switching to VMware Fusion: Integrated importation of
Parallels Desktop and Virtual PC for Mac virtual machines. *And* integrated
Boot Camp conversion, letting you take your Boot Camp from “physical to
virtual” with a couple clicks.

[Video demo of “Switch to Fusion (”
tools: (

5. Dozens of usability and general improvements: Easy virtual machine
printing, totally re-designed Settings Editor, easier Shared Folders, and
the list goes on and on.

[More videos at the landing page:

You can read all about it, and more, at the VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1
landing page: ( and
in our blog post announcing the beta: