Just a couple of weeks after the launch of Parallels Desktop 10, VMware has released the latest version of its very own hardware virtualization software, VMware Fusion 7.

As noted by MacRumors, VMware Fusion 7 features support for OS X Yosemite and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1.

For the new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, which is expected to be released in October, VMware Fusion 7 promises “a more Mac-like experience when running Windows applications on a Mac”:

The Fusion 7 updated Yosemite look and feel makes working with your Windows applications feel cleaner and more refined. Adopting Yosemite’s key design cues such as translucency in windows, streamlined toolbars and simplified Dock icon, Fusion 7 adds more dimension when managing virtual machines. Fusion 7 also leverages Yosemite’s control features to ensure a consistent experience across the operating system such as entering full screen when clicking the green “stoplight”, or being able to search and open your virtual machines or Windows applications directly from Spotlight.

VMware Fusion 7 also lets users run OS X Yosemite and OS X Yosemite Server on virtual machines.

The new software is also compatible with the last two major releases of Apple’s desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion.

VMware Fusion 7

VMware Fusion 7

As mentioned, VMware Fusion 7 also offers improved compatibility with the current version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system, Windows 8.1:

Get the most out of Windows 8.1 new features directly on your Mac and run Windows Store apps side-by-side with your Mac applications. With Fusion 7, view Windows Store applications in Launchpad and the Applications folder or put Windows Store Apps in the dock in Unity mode. Fusion 7 supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

VMware Fusion 7 is available now as a new $69.99 download or as a $49.99 upgrade from VMware Fusion 5 or 6. The more advanced VMWare Fusion 7 Pro is also available now as a new $149.99 download or as a $79.99 upgrade.