Parallels Desktop now supports Windows 11 on Mac
News|by Leanne Bevan|7 March 2023
Microsoft has authorised the use of Arm versions of Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise installed in a virtual machine with Parallels Desktop for Mac for customers on Mac with Apple silicon. IT administrators can now enable their users to run Windows 11 on Arm on the Parallels platform, with the support of Alludo (the group that owns Parallels amongst many other brands) and assurance that Microsoft has authorised this solution.
“At Alludo, we believe that all employees should have the freedom and flexibility to choose where, when, and how they do their best work. Therefore, the vision for our Parallels portfolio has been to allow users to access their applications on any device, anywhere,” said Prashant Ketkar, Chief Technology and Product Officer at Alludo. “In line with our vision, we are excited to see that, in collaboration with Microsoft, Arm versions of Windows can run in a virtualised environment on Parallels Desktop on the latest Mac systems running Apple’s powerful M-series chips.”
Workspace access is important for hybrid working strategies
“Three years into the ’new’ world of hybrid work, IDC research indicates that equality of access to enterprise resources is still a top concern for hybrid work and digital workspace strategies,” said Shannon Kalvar, IDC Research Director. “Mac is increasingly an integral part of enterprise’s digital workspaces, and Windows on Arm is a key component in ensuring they have equal access to all corporate resources.”
Parallels is a global leader in virtualising Windows apps and desktops to be accessed on Mac for over a decade, with customers across the world who trust the solution. Knowledge workers, casual gamers, and anyone who wants to use Windows can enjoy access to their platform of choice.
Their customers represent a wide range of enterprises, including large financial institutions, media companies, and management consulting companies, with thousands of users running Parallels Desktop to enable Windows applications.
The latest version of Parallels Desktop for Mac is optimised for the latest Mac lineup with Apple silicon, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Studio, providing users with great choice and flexibility.
Parallels Desktop users can download, install and configure Windows 11 in just one click, while the virtual TPM chip paired with the strong security capabilities designed into Apple silicon and Secure Boot provide a high level of security for customers.
Parallels Desktop continues to evolve, enabling users to be more productive while leveraging a high-performing Windows OS on Mac.
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