Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 9:01PM
Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac has arrived! Available TODAY as an upgrade for current users, it will be available to the general public on 9/6. With more than 90 new and enhanced features – including Mac OS X Lion integration and a powerful new Parallels Mobile app – Parallels Desktop 7 is the fastest, most immersive solution for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side without rebooting your Mac.
With the latest version of Parallels Desktop, you can now:
Enjoy Lion functionality including Full Screen, Launch Pad and Mission Control, for your Windows programs. Run Windows applications like they were made for Mac.
Run multiple copies of OS X Lion (when you are running Lion as a host) or Windows and their applications on your Mac
Use the new Parallels Mobile app for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to watch and listen to Flash videos in Windows on your Mac or access and run your OS X, Windows, Chrome, Ubuntu and other operating systems, their applications and files on your Mac anytime from anywhere. Available in the iTunes App Store!
Purchase and automatically install Windows on your Mac right from Parallels Desktop 7 in the U.S. with Parallels doing all the work for you!
Want to see it in action? Check out the Parallels Features videos on our YouTube page.
For those making the jump from PC to Mac, Parallels Desktop 7 Switch to Mac Edition includes the tools necessary to transfer your files along with hours of tutorial videos.
Meanwhile, businesses and IT departments are encourages to take advantage of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Enterprise Edition which offers a “configurable, policy-compliant solution that easily fits into existing business processes and helps reduce the cost of deploying and maintaining client-based software.”
Now available in the App Store, the new Parallels Mobile app with My Parallels service for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices works with Parallels Desktop 7 and lets you remotely access and control both your Mac and Windows applications, and files from anywhere. Its new Windows features include audio support for Flash and the ability to copy and paste text between Windows programs on your Mac and your Apple mobile devices.
Those who just purchased Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac any time after August 1, 2011 are eligible for a complimentary upgrade.
Why should you get Parallels Desktop 7?
Simple Switching, Simple Daily Use
You asked for it: New look and feel delivers on top customer requests for usability.
Make Windows programs roar: Enjoy Lion functionality including Full Screen, Launch Pad and Mission Control, for your Windows programs.
Keep your routine: Run Windows programs like they were made for your Mac, with seamless integration, improved virtual printing, shared folders and more.
Moving to Mac made easy: Move your programs, files, and user settings – even browser favorites – from your PC to your Mac with a complete set of switching tools. Make your new Mac just as familiar as your old PC.
Webcams: Enjoy using your Mac’s iSight or FaceTime HD camera in both OS X Lion and Windows programs
Windows on demand: U.S. customers can purchase and automatically install Windows on your Mac right from Parallels Desktop 7 – Parallels does all the work for you.
Speed and Performance
Fastest ever: Start, stop and resume Windows more quickly than ever. Access and work faster with Windows and Mac files.
Brilliant graphics: Experience Parallels’ maximum speed and performance for 3D and graphic intensive applications with improved full screen support and up to 1GB of video memory
Richer audio: Enjoy music, movies, videos and games more than ever before with support for 7.1 surround sound and a new 5.1 sound driver
Mobility and Manageability
Get more done: Work or play longer with improved battery life performance
Connect anytime, anywhere: Access Mac or Windows applications and documents from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with the new Parallels Mobile app – including new capabilities such as audio support and cut-and-paste within Windows applications running on your Mac
Flash video with sound on the go: New audio integration with Flash means you can watch and listen to Flash videos on your iPad and iOS devices by remotely running Windows Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player on your Mac with the new Parallels Mobile app
Multiple virtual machines: Run multiple copies of OS X Lion (when you are running Lion as a host) or Windows and their applications on your Mac. Easily open virtual machines created by other Parallels products as well import virtual machines created in third-party software.
For pricing information, features videos and screenshots, or to take advantage of a free trial visit: http://www.parallels.com/upgradepd7.
Please feel free to check out the Parallels Knowledge Base to post or get answers for common questions.