Just got an email about the beta, and this upgrade looks pretty damn cool. My favorite points:
- Integrated Virtual Debugger – Workstation integrates with Visual Studio and Eclipse so you can deploy, run, and debug programs in a VM directly from your preferred IDE
- Automation APIs (VIX API 2.0) – You can write scripts and programs to automate VM testing
- Headless mode – You can run VMs in the background without the Workstation UI
Seriously, those must be the three things I’ve been wanting for the last few months of using VMWare pretty heavily for software development. The debugger is just flat out amazingly cool. Every software developer on the planet needs this. Right now!