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More than Half of All Companies Use Mac – Parallels Survey

Today 55% of businesses use Mac devices themselves or explicitly approve of their use within the company. This was revealed by a recent study commissioned by Parallels based on a survey mainly among small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). The participants surveyed are evenly distributed across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, the health industry and civil … [Read more...]

macOS Catalina and Parallels Desktop Form a Dream Team for Business

Apple introduced a couple of features with macOS Catalina that make life easier not only for users—they can also help cut costs and increase productivity in businesses. Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac—the latest release of Parallels Desktop—is optimized for macOS Catalina (both as an operating system host and guest) and comes with a number of new features as well.  We would like to give you an … [Read more...]

Customer Success Story: Rapid Text Entry Using Parallels Desktop, Sidecar and an Apple Pencil

A Parallels Desktop Customer Success Story One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work at Parallels is the opportunity to interact with users of Parallels Desktop for Mac and see the truly innovative ways they’re using Windows apps on a Mac. I recently had the opportunity to see how a creative Parallels Desktop user—John Fahmy of Fahmia Inc., an accounting firm in southern … [Read more...]

How to Use Parallels Desktop with Sidecar: Windows on iPad

Since the advent of macOS Catalina, Apple users can use their iPad as a second computer screen for their Mac with the feature sidecar. This opens up completely new application areas and makes mobile computing flexible like never before. Anyone on the road with a MacBook and an iPad can use two screens to work productively.  Combined with Parallels Desktop 15, an iPad becomes a second … [Read more...]

Restrict Users to Change VM View Modes in Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition

Parallels Desktop TM for Mac Business Edition allows you to restrict users from changing view modes in a virtual machine (VM). You can set a custom password that users need to input to change the VM view mode. What are the virtual machine view modes in Parallels Desktop? Window mode: The VM screen displays as a separate window. Full-screen mode: The VM screen expands to occupy the whole … [Read more...]

How Doctors Use SystmOne on their Mac to Continue Caring for Patients

TPP is one of the leading suppliers of Electronic Health Records (EHR) to the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. Its software product, SystmOne, is used in over 7000 NHS organizations, by 250,000 users, for more than 50 million patient records. SystmOne has the functionality to support all aspects of care (appointments, prescriptions, inpatient management, mental health tools, … [Read more...]

A Guide to Taking Screenshots in Parallels Desktop

Taking a screenshot is a common task for many people, but the exact needs of any two users can vary widely. Because of this, the best tool for one person may not be the best tool for another. This blog post contains a list of different screenshot tools so you can pick the one that’s optimal for your current needs. One tool may be best for you today, but a different tool might be best for your … [Read more...]

How to Connect External Physical Disks to a Virtual Machine in Parallels Desktop Business Edition

Parallels Desktop TM for Mac Business Edition enables end users to connect or mount physical disks to a virtual machine (VM) and treat them as internal disks. Why connect external physical disks to VMs? The advantages of being able to connect external physical disks to VMs include: • Increasing the storage of your VM • Installing Windows or another operating system (OS) to … [Read more...]

The Clipboard History Tool – Parallels Toolbox for Mac

Dedication: The clipboard is the unifying concept behind cut, copy, and paste. The individual responsible for cut, copy, and paste, Larry Tesler, passed away this month. Larry wrote the preface to my book, Object-Oriented Programming for the Macintosh, and was the person who hired me at Apple so many, many years ago. The computing world lost an important pioneer, and this blog post is dedicated to … [Read more...]

How to Activate Parallels Desktop and Install Windows on Mac

Almost all users who purchase a subscription for Parallels Desktop do so with one goal in mind: to install Windows on Mac. Parallels Desktop Mac Business Edition will help you and your employees easily work with Windows programs on Mac, running even the most demanding applications effortlessly.  Before proceeding, you should have already signed up for Parallels My Account. In … [Read more...]