VMware announces Workstation 11 and Player 7 Pro

VMware today announced the release of its type-2 client hypervisor product Workstation (version 11) and Player Pro (version 7). VMware expects to release both products in December this year. 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 follwing 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