VMware Workstation Named the Best Software Development Product

Industry-leading Desktop Virtualization Software Wins 2007 Visual Studio Magazine Readers’ Choice Award

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 18, 2007 — VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced that VMware Workstation has won the 2007 Visual Studio Magazine Readers’ Choice Award in the Development Tools category. Winners were announced in the June 2007 issue of Visual Studio Magazine: http://www.ftponline.com/vsm/2007_bg/magazine/features/readerschoice/.

“The Readers’ Choice Awards are special because it is an accolade from the person most qualified to say whether a product is great: the person who uses it,” said Patrick Meader, editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine. “As such, there is no better recommendation for the value of a given company’s product. I commend all the Readers’ Choice Award winners. Visual Studio Magazine readers have put your product on top.”

The Visual Studio Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards honor excellent software in 22 development categories based on votes collected from Visual Studio Magazine readers. The Readers’ Choice Award is given to the product receiving the highest number of reader votes, demonstrating real value to the Visual Studio Magazine audience.

Introduced more than eight years ago, VMware Workstation is the “gold standard” desktop virtualization software product for IT administrators, developers, testers and other technical professionals and enthusiasts. VMware Workstation enables pre-production testing of desktops and servers in virtual machines, rehosting of legacy applications, rapid provisioning and resetting of multi-tier environments and accelerated software development and testing. VMware recently announced the sixth generation of the product, which delivers groundbreaking advances in virtualization technology, support for Windows Vista and industry-first support for multiple display monitors and USB 2.0 devices.

“VMware Workstation is a must-have product for serious desktop virtualization users, offering software developers cutting-edge features based on VMware’s industry-leading virtualization platform,” said Dan Chu, vice president of emerging products and markets at VMware. “Receiving this award from such a distinguished audience further emphasizes the leadership of VMware Workstation as the desktop virtualization product of choice for software developers.”

About Visual Studio Magazine

Visual Studio Magazine is the world’s leading independent Microsoft development magazine. It serves the enterprise development reader—software architects, senior developers and development managers. Each issue includes practical, proven, unbiased how-to articles readers can put to use immediately. The monthly publication reaches 85,000 subscribers. For more information, visit http://visualstudiomagazine.com.

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC), is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. The world's largest companies use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. VMware is based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.vmware.com or call 650-475-5000.

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