Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS)

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS)

An all-in-one remote working solution

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that enables users to work remotely from anywhere, on any device, at any time.

This cloud-ready software empowers organisations to centralise IT infrastructure management, integrate with Azure Virtual Desktop, streamline multi-cloud deployment, reinforce data security and improve IT process automation. Its flexible and scalable architecture enables organisations to adapt to critical business demands quickly.


Developer, Hybrid Working, ISV

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Grey Matter

Why Buy Visual Studio from Grey Matter?

Shipping high-quality code faster is at the top your agenda. We can help you get there. Supplying developers with the right software and support to succeed has always been at the heart of what we do.

While we’ve seen the delivery format change from floppy disk to digital provisioning, our service is still the same.

Talk to us if you want:

  • Help choosing and managing your Visual Studio subscriptions.
  • Advice and support on extending Visual Studio with third party dev tools.
  • Support adopting a DevOps practice and integrating with Azure DevOps.

Our Cloud Licensing and Services teams are here to help.

Visual Studio Licensing

The free Community Edition is a great place to start exploring Microsoft’s industry-leading IDE. With the addition of CodeLens, it now has the same features as Professional Edition. However, there are deployment limitations. It can only be used by a maximum of five users in organisations with fewer than 250 PCs or less than $1 Million in annual revenue.

The Enterprise Edition includes all the features of Professional Edition, plus some additional tools. Although these come at a cost, they can help deliver ROI through time-saving efficiencies that help accelerate the delivery of your projects. For example, Enterprise provides intelligent debugging and diagnostic tools like IntelliTrace and IntelliTest. As well as additional cross-platform capabilities such as the Xamarin Inspector and Profiler which will assist with mobile app development.

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) features

Supported FeaturesVisual Studio
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Supported Usage Scenarios
Individual Developers
Classroom Learning
Academic Research
Contributing to Open Source Projects
Non-enterprise organizations,
for up to 5 users
Development Platform Support
Integrated Development Environment
Live Dependency Validation
Architectural Layer Diagrams
Architecture Validation
Code Clone
Peek Definition
One-Click Web Deployment
Model Resource Viewer
Visualize solutions with Dependency Graphs and Code Maps
Advanced Debugging and Diagnostics
Code Map Debugger Integration
.NET Memory Dump Analysis
Code Metrics
Graphics Debugging
Static Code Analysis
Performance and Diagnostics Hub
Snapshot Debugger
Time Travel Debugging (Preview)
Testing Tools
Live Unit Testing
Microsoft Fakes (Unit Test Isolation)
Code Coverage
Unit Testing
Cross-platform Development
Embedded Assemblies
Xamarin Inspector
Xamarin Profiler
Remoted iOS Simulator for Windows
Share code between Android and iOS with Xamarin
Native iOS and Android UI Designers
Collaboration Tools and Features
PowerPoint Stroyboarding
Code Review
Task Suspend/Resume
Team Explorer (third-party development tools support)
Visual Studio Live Share

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Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) services

All the services we offer take into consideration Microsoft’s five pillars of architecture excellence which form the Azure Well-Architected Framework and are the guiding tenets for improving the posture of a workload.

  • Cost Optimisation
  • Operational Excellence
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Security

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