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VMware Workstation and Hyper-V – Working Together

‎08-27-2019 04:51 PM

Yesterday VMware demonstrated a pre-release version of VMware Workstation with early support for the Windows Hypervisor Platform in the What’s New in VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation session at VMworld.

In Windows 10 we have introduced many security features that utilize the Windows Hypervisor.  Credential Guard, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Virtualization Based Security all utilize the Windows Hypervisor.  At the same time, new Developer features like Windows Server Containers and the WSL 2 both utilize the Windows Hypervisor.

This has made it challenging for our customers who need to use VMware Workstation.  Historically, it has not be possible to run VMware Workstation when Hyper-V was enabled.

In the future – users will be able to run all of these applications together.  This means that users of VMware workstation will be able to take advantage of all the security enhancements and developer features that are available in Windows 10.  Microsoft and VMware have been collaborating on this effort, and I am really excited to be a part of this moment!

Cheers,
Ben

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Author: Ben Armstrong