Parallels Desktop 12.2.1
Parallels Desktop® 12 for Mac is the fastest, easiest and most effective solution for running Windows applications on the Mac without rebooting. Without any effort, switch between applications for Mac and Windows, run Windows applications from the Mac Dock, use the familiar Mac gestures in Windows applications, and copy and drag objects between applications for different operating systems.
Due to its high performance, you can run popular Windows applications, such as Explorer and Microsoft Office, and even the most demanding graphics applications without any performance impact. You can even use the virtual voice assistant Microsoft Cortana on a Mac computer.
Now the solution includes Acronis True Image Cloud 500 GB and a set of Parallels Toolbox utilities that allow you to cope with dozens of the most important tasks on your Mac without any effort. Take screenshots, protect important files with a password, convert videos from Facebook or YouTube and use many other features. Not surprisingly, most Mac users have chosen Parallels Desktop for more than 10 years.
7 main reasons to upgrade right now
Optimization and support of macOS Sierra
Windows folders up to 25% faster
500 GB of space for online storage of backup copies (for 1 year)
Presentation mode without distractions
Archiving and password protection of all files
Record what’s happening on the screen in Mac and in Windows
Dozens of other important tools and functions
“Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is the logical result of our many years of innovative development aimed at the convenience of the user, so that he can work the way it is convenient for him,” said Jacob Zubarev, President of Parallels. “Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac not only guarantees comfortable Windows on a Mac, when compared to all our other products, but also simplifies a number of everyday tasks for millions of our customers, whatever they do.”
According to the developers, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac has a number of new features, including the ability to directly purchase the Windows 10 operating system and install it using a special setup wizard. You can also adjust the time that Windows system updates are downloaded and installed. This function allows the user not to wait for all updates to be installed, losing working time, and most to determine in which time interval the computer action data is possible.
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac has expanded support for tasks that gamers need to play on PCs and Xbox consoles. As a result of close collaboration of engineers Parallels with Blizzard Entertainment managed to optimize Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac to provide support for the game for PC Overwatch. Also Parallels Desktop supports the Xbox application for Windows 10, so users can stream their Xbox games to and from Mac devices.
Among the main features of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac: management of the storage space used by the virtual machine, directly in the “Optimized Storage” section of macOS Sierra; Storing passwords used in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, in a combination of Mac Keychain keys; Assign special behaviors to Windows-based applications, such as “Always open in full-screen mode” or “Always hide others”; Convenient cancellation of actions on the virtual machine, which takes a long time; The ability to open documents from SharePoint and Office 365 in classic Microsoft Office for Windows applications directly from your favorite browser for Mac; The constant availability of Windows to use in the background without having to suspend the virtual machine to instantly open applications and Windows documents; Optimized support for Retina displays for resizing Windows virtual machines; Archiving virtual machines to save disk space in Pro Edition; Setting up restrictions for using resources by virtual machines in the Pro Edition version.
At the same time, Outlook for Windows now conveniently displays the latest documents with which the user worked on both the Mac and Windows, so that they can be easily embedded in e-mail messages.
In addition, now in the “Channel Settings” tool in the Pro Edition version there are pre-configured network profiles (“Edge”, “100 percent loss”, “3G”, “DSL”, “Very bad network” and “Wi-Fi” ), So that you can test applications more conveniently, and there is also the possibility to customize the settings yourself, noted in Parallels.
According to the developers, in Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac compared with the previous version: the creation of snapshots – up to 90% faster; Suspending virtual machines – up to 60% faster; Speed of public folders – up to 25% higher; Compilation of Visual Studio projects in about