Both Fusion and Parallels can run in an integrated mode where the Windows programs are shown on the OSx desktop and they can be launched from the dock. But my experience is that this did not work too well for me. I preferred opening Windows in the VM then launching the programs from the Windows desktop.
Now I find it more useful/productive to just boot into Windows. Although Windows ran very stable in the VM, I think it is evean more stable running natively in a Bootcamp partition.
However I need to be assured that I will not have any crashes or performance compromises as a result of running Project like so.
It's software. Software crashes and has bugs. You will get no assurance from anyone.
Does anyone have any experience with the issue of Project?
The the Fusion forums: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/desktop/fusion