VMware has released new versions of its virtualization programs — the free VMWare Workstation 17.0 Player and the commercial VMware Workstation 17.0 Pro. The main innovation in the 17th version was the official support for the Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 operating systems, as well as the implementation of the TPM 2.0 virtual module.

Among the less significant novelties of VMWare Workstation 17 is support for Ubuntu 22.04, Debian 11.x and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, the ability to encrypt a virtual machine and improved work with graphics: the new version supports OpenGL 4.3 and WDDM 1.2 (Windows Display Driver Model). More complete release notes can be found on the official website: there are already pages for both free Player and commercial Pro version.

We will remind, earlier this month another virtualization program received a similar update (with support for Windows 11 and TPM 2.0) – VirtualBox 7.