VMware has released new editions of its Fusion 11 and Fusion 11 Pro virtualization software for running Windows applications on macOS, with the latest version with Metal-powered Direct3D 10.1 content support, user interface updates and other additions.
A new enhanced graphics engine for viewing metals in VMware Fusion 11 has been updated with DirectX 10.1 compatibility on supported hosts. This includes support for anti-aliasing, as well as Geometry and Compute shaders, games and apps that require DirectX 10.1 or can be traced back to DirectX 11 when running on a Windows 7, 8, or 10 virtual machine.
The new Fusion 11 application menu makes it faster to access the virtual machine library, change viewing modes and settings, and launch Windows applications with a single click. The menu can be run without Fusion, so that users can start relevant VM instances if necessary.
A new Finder integration is at the top of the VM window, which can be used to navigate anywhere in the folder structure of the running virtual VM. Dragging and dropping the printing of file locations is also supported by dragging the VM name to Terminal or any text entry field to automatically enter the path of the VM file.
Touch Bar MacBook Pro users will choose options for customizing the touch-enabled strip, with new contextual actions for the VM library and the VM window.
Both versions offer SSH with one click to quickly connect to any Linux VM running an OpenSSH or similar service, with the option to save the password instead of entering it when needed.
Using VMware Virtual Hardware Platform 16, Fusion 11 includes a number of improvements in security, performance, and stability and support for newer Macs, including the MacBook Pro with a 6-core Intel i9 processor and the 18-core iMac Pro.
To save space, Fusion can be set to automatically perform a "disk cleanup" operation on a Windows virtual machine when it is turned off.
For Fusion 11 Pro, there are new controls in the Fusion REST API for configuring virtual networks and a new vSphere view that supports ESXi 6.7 and with detailed views of hosts and clusters.
Now available, Vmware Fusion 11 and Fusion 11 Pro cost $ 79.99 and $ 159.99, respectively. Owners of Fusion 8, 8.5 and 10 are eligible for an upgrade price of $ 49.99 and $ 119.99, depending on the version, while those who have purchased Fusion 10 since August 21 automatically receive an upgrade to the latest version.