Sierra 10.13 or later. Backed by a 1-year license, this fast, user-friendly, and powerful application is designed for running Windows on a Mac without needing to reboot. Features new to the Pro edition include the ability to unlink a linked clone to a new virtual machine, plus an improved Microsoft Visual Studio plug-in. New features that are not exclusive to the pro version include support for M1-based Macs, the Windows 11 OS, speed and performance updates, an improved driver display, improvements to Coherence Mode, an Automatic Resource Manager, enhanced drag-and-drop between Windows and ac, enhanced USB 3.1 support, better control of disk space, and more. In addition to support for M1 Macs, there are features unique to the M1 chip, including the ability of Windows 10 to recognize Mac battery status and enable battery saving, a virtual TPM chip for BitLocker and SecureBoot, native sound drivers in Linux, and dynamic resolution support for Linux.
As with previous versions of Parallels, users will have the flexibility to get up and running in minutes and bring files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more to your Mac. Switch between Mac and Windows applications, launch Windows applications from your Mac's dock, and use Mac gestures in your Windows applications. You can also use the Touch Bar with Windows, as well as copy and paste or drag and drop between Windows and Mac. Powerful performance lets you run common Windows applications such as Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, PowerBI, AutoCAD, MetaTrader, and more, including classic Windows-only games.
Parallels Desktop 17 Pro supports a variety of operating systems, including Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, Ubuntu, Boot Camp, and macOS 10.13 and later. You may also select your primary usage scenario, such as productivity or games, and Parallels Desktop will optimize performance for you. Allocate up to 32 virtual CPUs and 128GB of virtual memory per virtual machine. 24/7 premium support is included after product activation, as is Parallels Toolbox, with over 30 one-touch tools, such as cleaning your drive, taking screenshots, or downloading videos, all with a single click. Also included is Remote Access, which lets you access your Mac from an iOS device, Android device, or web browser with Parallels Access.