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Systems and Security Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 23 2016

What is most valuable?

The ability to drag a VM to an additional monitor and utilize VMs on separate windows, drag and drop. I like the newer network editor. Using a wireless guest network to keep my network separate from activities like downloading software and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The ability to run Virtual machines in different networks and with different security levels. I can sandbox my windows machine when I need to use a non domain admin account for daily tasks but have another sandboxed machine to handle system... more»

What needs improvement?

Performance is a needed improvement. I would like to see a faster response on my VMs. Linux support is so-so - many of the VM Tools you need are different packages downloadable from the distro you are using. Ubuntu 15.x seems to have improved... more»
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Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
May 15 2018

What is most valuable?

I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

How has it helped my organization?

Since I work with so many different customers, I deal with many operating systems and workstation configurations. When performing upgrades to servers, applications, windows, etc., I need to know the ramifications before we go live with... more»

What needs improvement?

I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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