VMware Supports Microsoft .NET Developers with Powerful Development Tool

VMware to Give Away $300,000 Worth of its Popular Workstation Product to .NET Developers at Microsoft Tech Ed 2001

Palo Alto, Calif., June 15, 2001 -- VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization software for Intel computers, announced today that it will give away 1,000 copies of its popular VMware Workstation to Microsoft .NET developers and other attendees at the Microsoft Tech Ed 2001, which runs from June 17-June 20 in Atlanta. Total value of the giveaway promotion is $300,000.

Attendees who visit the VMware booth (#636) at 4:00 Sunday June 17th and at 12:00 PM June 18th, 19th and 20th have a chance to get their free copy, which lists at $299. Distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

This special Microsoft Tech Ed 2001 free copy of VMware Workstation will help developers get the most out of Microsoft .NET. VMware Workstation enables developers to streamline the development, testing, and deployment of applications in today's complex computing environment, resulting in faster time to deployment, higher quality, and lower cost.

"At VMware, we believe that .NET is one of the important development initiatives underway in our industry right now," said Diane Greene, co-founder, president and CEO of VMware. "VMware Workstation can be a critical tool in the development kit of .NET developers and we're coming to Tech Ed 2001 to demonstrate its power and value to them."

The version of VMware Workstation that will be given away at Tech Ed 2001 runs on Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems, and installs easily, just like a standard Windows application. Each virtual machine is the equivalent of a full PC, right down to the BIOS. Users will be able to:

  • Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on one PC -- no more dual booting
  • Add new operating systems without repartitioning disks
  • Display in a window or in full-screen mode
  • Configure and use full networking, dial-up access, and file-sharing support
  • Run Microsoft MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 operating systems, all on the same computer. (It also works with the Windows XP Beta. VMware Workstation will fully support Windows XP when it becomes available from Microsoft)
  • Network together multiple virtual machines in "network in a box" virtual networks
  • Instantly restore suspended VMware sessions -- no waiting for systems to boot
  • Rollback any changes to an environment with Undoable Disks
  • Nonpersistent disks provide automatic rollback of changes to an environment -- ideal for repetitive QA testing
About VMware

VMware, Inc. is the leader in virtualization software for Intel computers. Our patent-pending virtualization technology allows standard operating systems and theiapplications to run in secure and transportable virtual machines on physical computers -- from laptops to high-end servers -- with high performance. The result is unprecedented flexibility and manageability of enterprise applications and other computing resources, and much lower cost. Founded in 1998, VMware has more than 750,000 registered users including 5,000 corporate customers in 100 countries. VMware is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit the VMware Web site at http://www.vmware.comor call 1-877-4VMWARE (486-9273).

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