I want to apologize again for the poor experience many of you had trying to purchase VMware Fusion 3 or a VMware Fusion 3 upgrade yesterday. Bottom line, we saw even more demand than anticipated and the VMware upgrade portal had problems keeping up with the demand!
The VMware team has been working around the clock to troubleshoot and address the issues you encountered yesterday. We made a number of key changes to resolve the problems around purchasing and upgrading to VMware Fusion 3 and the upgrade portal has been improved to resolve the key issues.
We planned to deliver your free upgrades yesterday, but we encountered some problems that delayed this temporarily. We are resolving the issues and it is currently our plan to send out e-mail notifications with free upgrade fulfillment information by the end of the week. In the meantime, please download the VMware Fusion 3 trial to get up and running today. Once you receive your VMware Fusion 3 free upgrade fulfillment e-mail, you will just need to retrieve your final VMware Fusion 3 license and enter it into your already installed VMware Fusion 3 software.
What if I bought VMware Fusion 2 at a retailer or other online store in October, how do I get my free downloadable upgrade? If you bought VMware Fusion 2 from a retail or other online store, you need to go to the VMware Fusion Technology Guarantee website, fill out the online form, and mail in or fax your proof of purchase of VMware Fusion 2.
Free downloadable VMware Fusion 3 upgrades will take up two weeks to deliver after receiving a valid proof of purchase. Otherwise, Download VMware Fusion 3. We have about more customers left with this problem and we expect to finish those fixes by mid day tomorrow.
If you are one of these customers, you should be able to retrieve your VMware Fusion 3 upgrade license from the VMware License Portal tomorrow afternoon. If you have an active subscription only contract purchased 12 months ago or less , you receive a free downloadable VMware Fusion 3 upgrade. Your VMware accounts have been updated with your new VMware Fusion 3 license and e-mail notifications are being sent out this evening.
If you have an active Site Support contract purchased 12 months ago or less , you receive a free downloadable VMware Fusion 3 upgrade for your covered licenses. Your VMware account has been updated with your new VMware Fusion 3 licenses and e-mail notifications are being sent out this evening to retrieve your VMware Fusion 3 licenses. Thanks again for your patience and ongoing support We worked hard to resolve the problems so you can get VMware Fusion 3 now.
We are sorry for any issues you may have encountered. We hope you enjoy VMware Fusion 3 as much as we enjoyed creating it! Pat Lee.