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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...]

Most Businesses Use Desktop Virtualization for Mac – Parallels Survey Part 3

Concerns regarding lack of software compatibility are the main factor preventing businesses from using Mac devices. This was revealed by a recent study conducted by Parallels. (We showcased other results in previous blog posts: Part 1 and Part 2) At the same time, this survey reveals a serious interest of IT departments and users in switching to Mac clients. However, those in charge were said to … [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...]

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...]

Moving to a New iPad: One User’s Experience

Moving to a new iPad – Not as seamless as it should be I purchased a new iPad this week. Great hardware, but the experience of moving my apps and data from my old iPad to the new one was frustrating and troublesome. Here are my experiences—a few good, but too many bad. Preparation While I was waiting for the new iPad to arrive, I cleaned up the old iPad: removing photos that I … [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 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...]

Consumerization: a better way to answer cybersecurity challenges

A version of this article originally appeared in Forbes on February 12, 2020. Consumerization: The specific impact that consumer-originated technologies can have on enterprises. Gartner More and more, enterprises are coming to understand that they need to adopt the agile processes and product strategies of startups in order to compete in today’s markets. But there is a parallel problem … [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...]

How to Use Coherence Mode in Parallels Desktop

What is Coherence? Coherence is one of the four ways to view Parallels Desktop. In the Parallels documentation, these are called “view modes”: WindowFull ScreenPicture-in-Picture (PiP)Coherence Figure 1 Window – Notice that both Windows applications (Word and Excel in this figure) are seen, but they are constrained to fit in the overall Windows window. Mac® applications (Keynote in … [Read more...]