First look at Fusion 1.1
On November 12th, Fusion 1.1 was released, and with it a host of new features. Eager to introduce the application to new users, VMware has included a beta of its new migration utility that allows users to import virtual machine disk images from competing programs such as Parallels. Direct X v9.x compatibility has also made an appearance for Windows XP-based virtual machines, while application performance has been increased overall. Boot Camp users that have Vista installed can now boot virtual machines rather than having to dedicate an additional fragment of their drive to a Vista boot image. Unity - Fusion's view mode that allows virtual windows to exist beside their native counterparts - has been improved, and international support is now present for French-, German-, and Japanese-speaking customers.
Unless you're transitioning from a competing product, the first step with setting up Fusion is to create a virtual machine with which Windows will be installed upon. Thankfully, this process is straightforward, requiring little more than pressing "Continue" until the process begins. Users can input the Windows serial number in as part of the setup process so that installation is streamlined, instead of installing part of Windows, only to have to babysit a few windows so that the installation will proceed.