VMWare 5 Beta Reveals New Features

Firstly I need to try and get on to the VMWare beta program instead of only reading about the neat new changes from articles like Flexbetas Inside VMWare Workstation 5.0 Beta. Secondly I’d like to get my hands on this release for two main reasons, firstly the ability to stop and start groups of machines at once would make testing certain sets of machines (webserver and database server used by it for storage) a lot nicer.

The second one is less immediate, I’m a big fan of Jon Udells ScreenCasting and VMWare now provide the ability to record an AVI of the guest machine and I’d like to get a feel for the quality and the size of th movies produced.