VMware is going to release an iPad version of their VMware View client to the iPad in early 2011. This will allow easy remote access to virtual machines running on VMware Fusion.
Parallels – VMware’s main rival – already has an iPad app to allow remote access to virtual machines – Parallels Mobile.
The virtual touchpad shown in the VMware demo looks very cool, nice idea. I also thought it was hilarious to hear the VMware exec say this when commenting on the need for some of these ‘virtual controls’:
Sure, Windows tablets always have those kind of interface challenges.
VMware – makers of leading virtualization software – apparently have plans for an iPad app. They’ve even shown an early preview of their VMware View for iPad app at the recent VMworld conference.
VMware briefly showed off its in-development iPad client during the VMworld keynote address, including the ability to have a desktop “follow” a user from one device to the next. That means a user can log into a desktop on a PC, then shift to an iPad, and then move to a laptop, and the user state and settings will remain intact each time the user switches devices.\
Mware View iPad users will click on an icon that brings them to their full desktop, but with the iPad’s touchscreen interface, including a virtual keyboard and touch-based mouse.
There’s no word yet on when we may see this app – but it’s one I’ll be looking forward to trying out. I use VMware Fusion every day on my MacBook Pro, it’s an essential app for me.