|[August 20, 2014]
Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop® 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite Integration, Enables to Launch Office Applications Up to 50 Percent Faster and Delivers Up to 30 Percent Better Battery Life
RENTON, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
today launched Parallels Desktop® 10 for Mac (www.parallels.com/upgradepd10)
and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition (www.parallels.com/business),
the industry-leading software for running Windows applications on Macs.
New built-in intelligence and support for Apple's (News - Alert) latest operating
systems - including OS X Yosemite1 - greatly improves
ease-of-use for both business users and consumers, allowing them to
forget about the operating system and focus on the task at hand.
Starting Aug. 20th, current users can upgrade to Parallels
Desktop 10 for Mac at www.parallels.com/upgradepd10.
For new customers, Parallels Desktop 10 will be available for purchase
at retail and online stores worldwide and via the Parallels website
starting Aug. 26th.
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac lets you run Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and more on a Mac. A free trial is available at www.parallels.com/desktop. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Millions of Parallels Desktop for Mac customers have come to expect
ingenuity, ease-of-use and speed from Parallels and they will not be
disappointed with Parallels Desktop 10," said Parallels President Jack
Zubarev. "With Parallels Desktop 10 customers can enjoy new levels of
productivity without having to worry about whether the app they need is
available on a specific operating system - Parallels creates a world of
compatibility at home, work and on the road."
Parallels Desktop 10 will bring many of the announced features of Mac OS
X Yosemite1 to Windows and Windows applications, supporting
iCloud Drive, iMessages and SMS text sharing from Windows, and control
of virtual machines from Spotlight preview and Finder QuickLook. New
ease-of-use improvements include Wizards that guide users through
optimizing their experience, improved performance and battery life, and
improved usability between operating systems so that people can complete
tasks more quickly. Parallels Desktop 10 gets out of the way so
customers can think less about the tools being used and more about
what's important. It also offers the choice and freedom to use whatever
operating system fits your needs - including OS X Yosemite, OS X
Mavericks, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Windows 7, Chrome OS,
Android and a number of Linux operating systems - all on one computer.
"Today we are seeing a shift in consumer behavior. Users' expectations
are that they should be able to simply run any application they need
regardless of operating system," said Laura DiDio, ITIC Consulting.
"Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is helping customers realize this goal by
offering best-in-class virtualization software and cross-platform access
tools for consumer, SMB and enterprise users."
Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition
Parallels is also updating Parallels Desktop® for Mac
Enterprise Edition (www.parallels.com/business)
- the best way to provide Windows applications on Macs in a corporate
environment. Now IT managers can support Windows applications for Mac
users with a configurable, policy-compliant solution that easily fits
into existing IT business processes. New features allow administrators
to select and enforce a USB device policy, install OS X guests using a
NetBoot image from a server on the corporate network, encrypt OS X
virtual machines with the help of the FileVault encryption feature built
into OS X, and check the status of licenses and reclaim seats directly.
Built upon the world's best-selling Mac desktop virtualization solution,
it adds centralized administration and management capabilities as well
as enhanced security to keep IT in control of virtual machines.
New Features and Improvements
Regardless of whether it's ease-of-use, increased productivity, or
better performance, Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac offers improvements
across all fronts:
Performance and Optimization:
Users can now open Windows documents up to 48 percent faster
Battery life is extended by up to 30 percent giving people additional
work time when they need it most
Virtual machines use up to 10 percent less Mac memory
New virtual machines with default settings launch Office 2013
applications up to 50 percent faster
Virtual machine only takes as much disk space on the Mac hard drive as
it needs. Real-time optimization automatically compacts virtual disk
eliminating the need for periodic manual compacts.
Free Disk Space Wizard allows to review and clean up space used by
Parallels Desktop and Virtual Machines
Easy to get started:
Now with one click users can select from a number of choices to
optimize their virtual machine based on what their primary usage is:
productivity, games, design or development
The new Parallels Control Center is a one-stop-shop for managing
Parallels Desktop; it allows users to manage all their virtual
machines and configuration settings from a single place
Windows installation has been streamlined, with new ways to configure
Regional settings from the Mac are now set by default in Windows
Seamless integration for best user experience:
Users can share files, text or web pages from Windows using Internet
accounts configured on their Mac such as Twitter, Facebook (News - Alert), Vimeo,
Flickr; or send them via email, AirDrop and Messages.
When users install a new Windows application, its icon will
automatically be added to the OS X Launchpad
The unread email indicator on Outlook lets users see at a glance the
number of unread emails in Outlook, just like with Apple Mail
Users can drag and drop files to the virtual machine icon in the Dock
to open in Windows
Users also have the ability to easily restore any setting to its
default value by clicking the Restore Defaults button in the Virtual
Machine Configuration window
Users can drag and drop files to Mac OS X virtual machines
Great for Development, Design, and IT Pros
Create linked clones of your virtual machine
Support for Vagrant Provider
Support for 16 virtual CPU and 64 GB RAM (News - Alert) per virtual machine
Nested virtualization for Linux guests
Create a virtual machine from VHD and VMDK disks
Drag and drop in OS X guests
Download 90-day trials Internet Explorer virtual machines for testing
What Customers are Saying About Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
"Parallels Desktop 10 is - quite simply - remarkable. I've been a user
of Parallels Desktop since version six," said Steven Z.
"I installed OS X Yosemite Developer Preview as a virtual machine (VM)
within Parallels Desktop 10. It works like a dream. I like the idea and
ability to configure before launching a VM. I love the Parallels Desktop
Control Center - it looks elegant. I especially like the option to use
compact or expanded views. Installation and integration is seamless. I
installed Windows 7 and this worked flawlessly within Parallels
Desktop," said Mike B.
"Parallels Desktop 10 running Windows 7 Ultimate is running great! I
love the smooth interface between Windows on Parallels Desktop and going
to my Max OS," said Roland S.
Availability and Pricing
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is available beginning Aug. 20th,
as an upgrade for current Parallels Desktop for Mac users. The full
version will be available to new customers on www.parallels.com/desktop starting
Aug. 26th. Packaged software will also be available worldwide
starting on Aug. 26th.
The standard retail price (SRP) of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is
$79.99, and the Student Edition is available for $39.99. Upgrades for
existing Parallels Desktop 8 or 9 for Mac customers are US$49.99.
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac customers receive a complimentary
three-month subscription to the Parallels Access app (www.parallels.com/access)
for up to 5 Macs and PCs and an unlimited number of iOS and Android
Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition software is available via www.parallels.com/business.
Parallels Mac Management (www.parallels.com/mac-management)
plugin for Microsoft (News - Alert) System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) extends
your existing SCCM infrastructure to discover, enroll and manage Macs
just like you do PCs, through a single pane of glass. From deploying Mac
OS X images to managing virtual machines running in Parallels Desktop
for Mac Enterprise Edition, it's everything you need to be a Mac
Parallels is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement
and cross platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and is
a fast-growing company with more than 900 employees in North America,
Europe, Australia and Asia. Visit www.parallels.com for
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1 Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac and Parallels
Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition has experimental support for many
of the features of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview, bringing them to
Windows and Windows applications. However, we do not provide technical
support for it at this time. Parallels plans to fully support OS X
Yosemite in Parallels Desktop 10 when Yosemite becomes commercially
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