Parallels Releases its Latest Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac with Enhanced Speed Improvements

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Parallels, a provider of hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions, released Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac. Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition, a new version of the software for developers, designers and power users is included in the release. It also includes Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition.

The new editions of Parallels Desktop for Mac comes with enhanced speed improvements of up to 50 percent and battery life being extended up to 25 percent in Travel Mode.  Moreover, Windows 10 can run on Parallels Desktop 11. It also provides experimental support for OS X El Capitan prior to its launch, and will fully support the platform shortly after its release.

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac offers remarkable speed performance improvements over the previous version as file operations inside of Windows are improved by up to 20 percent and virtual machine suspend is up to 20 percent faster with improved network performance. The new Force Touch gesture support enables a quick preview of files with Quick Look or the ability to look up the definition of an unknown word. Cortana enables customers to use Microsoft’s virtual assistant with Mac applications, even when Windows 10 is not the forefront application.

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro edition
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro edition includes new features in addition to all the aforementioned features.

It includes Integration with key developer tools, such as Docker, Visual Studio (plug-in), support for Vagrant and other developer tools, advanced networking tools and configuration for virtual networks to test complex networking scenarios, including the ability to simulate some network instabilities, cloud storage access through Box.net, Dropbox for Business and OneDrive Business, for sharing from Windows to Mac, headless mode for running virtual machines in the background without user interface, ability to create linked clones to conserve disk space and optimize installations, enhanced memory (64 GB RAM) and processing power (16 vCPU) for improved performance, nested virtualization for Linux guests.

The business edition, along with some key additions, includes all the features of Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro edition. It includes centralized administration and management capabilities to keep IT in control of virtual machines, web-based Parallels License Management Portal with a single activation key to eliminate manual management of individual license keys, business-level support, including prioritized 24/7 phone and email support options and USB devices policy enforcement for additional security.