I recently just decided to see if VMware had a version 8 of Workstation available as a beta. To my surprise it seems they actually have a release on version 8. Coincidently Workstation 8 appears to be able to deliver the CPU function required by Windows 8 Developer Preview, previously only available in Virtualbox from Oracle.
Now i know Virtualbox is free but I just like VMWare’s products and Workstation 8 has delivered once again.
So far I have found VMware Workstation 8 to support hot add of memory, that’s cool; import XP Mode VM; and the ability to connect to a server. (vCenter, Workstation of ESX).
All this along with it’s usual features such as unity that behaves very much like XP Mode applications except that you get a virtualised parallel start menu from the VM running in Unity mode.
This following is from the VMware website: