WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear separation between lead generation and … [Read more...]

How to Distribute macOS Updates in a Targeted Way | Managing Mac with SCCM

Keeping control of system updates performed on corporate client computers is a major issue for IT teams. This isn’t always an easy task, particularly if PCs and Mac® computers are present in a mixed environment. The PCs are managed—this often isn’t the case for the Mac computers. This means that Mac clients are capable of loading macOS® updates as soon as Apple® has released them. The … [Read more...]

The Parallels Team Joins MMS 2019 Jazz Edition for Some Tech Talk, Socials, and All That Jazz

We’re well into the last quarter of this year but it doesn’t mean that we’ve slowed down on our participation in tech conferences. Not at all, sir, because the next stop for the Parallels Team is the MMS 2019 Jazz Edition. We’ll be seeing action come November 11 to 13 at the landmark Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  The MMS Jazz is organized for tech practitioners and … [Read more...]

Managing Azure Blueprints with PowerShell

Azure Blueprints provide a "one-stop shop" for Azure governance. By implementing JSON templates and a controlled, unified workflow, Azure administrators can define, deploy, enforce, and maintain standardized Azure environments. … [Read more...]

Searching Active Directory with PowerShell

For many Microsoft IT professionals, one of the first things they do with PowerShell is using it to perform tasks in Active Directory. … [Read more...]

Support for Parallels Mac Management | Managing Mac with SCCM

IT teams are ready to help out with many different business needs. But at times, the in-house experts need assistance themselves, be it to master finicky challenges with new unfamiliar tools or to conserve internal resources. In any case, professional applications require equally professional backing when the solution is first implemented, in day-to-day operations and also when questions or issues … [Read more...]

How to Use Microsoft Office on a Mac to Its Full Extent, with All Its Components 

Employees love the freedom of choice. That starts with flexible working hours and goes to choosing your own work tools. And this freedom of choice also includes being able to choose between Windows and Mac®. In a recent survey of employees, 94% of Mac users agreed that being able to choose their office computer was a big plus for an employer. As much as 79% stated that they would be less … [Read more...]

We Have Great Things Planned for You at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Attending Microsoft Ignite 2019 this November 4–8 in Orlando, Florida? Perfect! We’re headed there too and are hoping for a chance to meet you. You can find us at booth #2626, where we’ll be showing Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM. It’s the only way you should manage Mac® computers in any Windows-dominated network—and we can’t wait to show you why. One of the main tenets of … [Read more...]

What’s New in Parallels Mac Management 8 and How Does It Benefit Your Business?

Version 8 of Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM has finally arrived, and it’s packed with new features that further simplify application and device deployment, strengthen IT infrastructure security, streamline reporting and improve capabilities for managing all the Mac® devices in your organization. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll be able to do in this latest … [Read more...]

Parallels Desktop and a Virtualized Trusted Platform Module (vTPM)

Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro Edition and Business Edition support the integration of a virtualized Trusted Platform Module (vTPM). Now users can add TPM to their virtual machine (VM) configuration. Microsoft Windows utilizes TPM in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019. Users can run these popular Microsoft operating systems on Mac with the help of Parallels … [Read more...]