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New to Parallels Desktop? Where to store your documents?

This post is part of a series to assist new users of Parallels Desktop. With Parallels Desktop on your Mac, you effectively have two (or more!) computers. So, where should you store the documents you create or work on? In the Mac’s Documents folder? In the Documents folder in Windows 10? Someplace else? There are several choices, and each choice has its own set of advantages and … [Read more...]

Using Zoom & Rotate gestures with Windows apps – a new feature in Parallels Desktop 16

This post is part of a series about new features in Parallels Desktop 16.  For users of Apple products, gestures are a natural and ubiquitous way to control applications. Whether first learned on the iPhone, the iPad, or a Mac, gestures are now a significant way to use apps, and most Mac apps support many different gestures. Windows apps, of course, don’t have built-in support for Apple … [Read more...]

Automatically Reclaim Disk Space” – a new feature in Parallels Desktop 16

This post is part of a series about new features in Parallels Desktop 16.  Parallels Desktop is like having a Windows PC inside your Mac. In some ways, it’s better – after all, can you drag & drop a file from your Mac to a PC? Nope! In other ways, it’s just different, and the virtual hard drive component of a Parallels … [Read more...]

New in Parallels Desktop 16 – “Prepare for Transfer”

This post is part of a series about new features in Parallels Desktop 16.  Deploying a virtual machine (VM) can be cumbersome for two reasons:   It can be pretty large—sometimes 100s of gigabytes.   It is in a Macintosh-only file format.   The new feature, “Prepare for Transfer”, addresses both of these concerns, and it is a feature in the Parallels Desktop Pro … [Read more...]

New in Parallels Desktop 16 – Synchronized “Do Not Disturb”

This post is part of a series about new features in Parallels Desktop 16.  “I turned on ‘Do Not Disturb’, but I am still getting annoying alerts. Make them stop!”  For most people, the idea of running two operating systems at the same time is pretty strange. So, it is not surprising that when they change a setting in one operating system, they don’t even think about the other operating … [Read more...]

Can you install the macOS Big Sur public beta in a VM?

Can you install the macOS Big Sur public beta in a VM? Quick answer: Yes  The details: Now that Parallels Desktop 16 has been released, I am able to talk about this new version of Parallels Desktop that I have been using for about the last six months.  I was able to install the macOS Big Sur public beta in a VM. In fact, this is my preferred way to test out a new OS that is … [Read more...]

Just Released! Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac

It’s finally here! We’re so excited to introduce a new version of Parallels® Desktop: Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac.   With Parallels Desktop, you can run Windows, Linux and other popular operating systems on your Mac without rebooting. For 14 years, we’ve been the #1 solution for over 7 million users worldwide.  Learn more about the hottest new features in Parallels … [Read more...]

Parallels Desktop 16 System Requirements and Supported Guest Operating Systems

The system requirements and supported guest operation systems (OSes) for Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac are fully detailed below. We encourage every potential or existing user to explore the requirements prior to downloading or purchasing Parallels® Desktop. Users may be pleasantly surprised at the incredible performance of Windows, … [Read more...]

Parallels Desktop 16 Tech Guarantee

The Parallels team is excited to bring our users Parallels® Desktop 16 for Mac, which is packed with new features. Qualifying users who recently purchased a license to Parallels Desktop can upgrade to version 16 for free.  With the Parallels Desktop Tech Guarantee, users who purchased and registered a copy of Parallels Desktop 15 from the Parallels online store (parallels.com) or an … [Read more...]

How and Why Mac Devices Are Used in Companies – Parallels Survey Part 2

Mac can now be found in more than 50% of all companies, showing an upward trend. How did this proliferation come about and why do companies and their employees prefer Mac in growing numbers? Some 1,000 IT professionals, mainly from small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), participated in a survey about their company’s usage of Mac. Software developers love Mac The main reason quoted by … [Read more...]