The IT Summit is back in Seattle… in our back yard!

On Tuesday April 22 the IT Summit will return to Seattle for its third annual event, and Parallels, a global company based in the Seattle-area, will be there in full force. The IT Summit provides educational and networking resources for IT leaders in and around the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. We’re excited to be there to meet and greet attendees, discuss your Mac management trials and tribulations, share solutions, and enjoy the 13 IT Summit sessions. Be sure to visit the Parallels booth and enter to win a 10-user pack of Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition and Parallels Mac Management plugin for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) which is worth $1,300!

Here are just a few reasons why we’re so excited for our local IT Summit:

We get to meet you!
Our Seattle-based team will be working the registration desk, handing out badges and demoing Parallels Solutions for Business in our booth. We’re giving away cool Parallels swag and more. Stop by say hi!

Discover how Parallels Solutions for Business can solve your Mac management challenges today!
Our team of developers and product managers will be on-site to talk through precisely how Parallels has helped other companies simply and cost-effectively support Macs in a mixed Mac/PC environment. We will give you the information you need to quickly succeed. We will even arrange a free trial so your IT team can experience how easy it can be to manage and secure Macs on your network and run the approved Windows applications you need on your Macs.

You’ll have the chance to win $1,300 worth of Parallels software!
Visit our booth and you’ll be able to enter to win a 10-user pack of Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition and Parallels Mac Management plugin for Microsoft SCCM - valued at $1,300!

We’re representing Seattle, baby!
Parallels is proud to sponsor and exhibit at the 3rd annual IT Summit in Seattle, because we are a local and global tech company that cares about providing IT professionals with the best solutions to meet their needs. 

For more info on the IT Summit, visit the official page.  

Please let us know if you're attending, and See you there!

Putting a fine point on managing Macs

Okay, we hear you! Managing Macs is a pain that has some turning to magic, mystical creatures, forced delegation or even profanities for relief.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

At Parallels, we understand that the best way to manage Macs is to leverage your existing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and extend it to the Macs in your network.  Use the processes and people you already have managing PCs to also manage Macs.  It’s the quick and easy way to manage Macs using SCCM.

How Parallels Solutions Provide IT Pros Peace of Mind for Mac Users

The Trinity of Features

Want to be a Mac Management Pro?

We’ve spent years devoted to being experts on running Windows on Mac. If you’re just starting or have new requirements for supporting Mac users, we can help. Parallels has helped thousands of companies support the need to run Windows on Macs.  We can help you too!

A good place to start is with what we call the Trinity of Features every IT Pro needs when providing Windows on Mac in a business environment. Check out this infographic to see three benefits of Parallels Desktop Enterprise Edition that will get you on the road to being a Mac Pro.

Click here to learn more or request a trial

The long road behind us, and the short road ahead: New Solutions to Mac Management make life easier for Higher Education IT Pros

Last year I was fortunate enough to attend the Microsoft Management Summit out in sunny Las Vegas, NV. Even better, it wasn’t my first year attending, and I got to go my second time with a far better idea of what I was getting myself ready to learn and absorb from the numerous Microsoft professionals, and customers, worldwide.

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IT Pros: Win a Better Way to Manage Macs


MacIT Conference 2014 kicks off in less than one week. In honor of the occasion, we’re offering one lucky IT professional the opportunity to win a better way to manage Macs in their organization.

Why?  We regularly hear IT professionals admit that they know there are Macs accessing their networks, but many have no idea how many and do not have the ability to “deal” with them. Parallels solutions help IT departments do more than just “deal” with Macs. Leveraging one of the most popular management tools in enterprises today – Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM),  Parallels Mac Management plug-in creates the ability to manage Macs the same way they are managing PCs…all under one pane of glass!

If this sounds like the perfect solution for your organization, we’re giving IT professionals the chance to win the Parallels Mac Management Jumpstart program – valued at $3,000 dollars.

One winner of the Jumpstart Program will receive:

  • Parallels Mac Management plug-in for one year on up to 100 Macs
  • Preinstall guidance, installation and set-up documentation
  • 10 hours of installation and configuration support, including phone and email access to our engineering team.

How to enter:

  • Visit this link
  • Follow @ParallelsMac on Twitter and retweet the official giveaway tweet.
  • You’re welcome to enter more than once before the giveaway ends at 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
  • Don’t forget to share with your colleagues!

Good luck to all who enter, and we look forward to seeing many of you at MacIT Conference in San Francisco next week!