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Parallels Desktop for Mac
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“In the old days, I used to have two computers, a Mac for design and communications and a PC for accessing information…Parallels Desktop Business Edition makes your workflow so much easier because you’re not switching devices. That’s made a big difference to me.”
— Matt Wilce, Director of Communications & Annual Support, The American School in Japan

Work with business critical applications like Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, and QuickBooks seamlessly on your Mac. Ideal for any work environment from education to financial services, technology, consulting, or medical, Parallels Desktop Business Edition has productivity features for teams from 1-100 (or more!).

Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition

Get Started with Ease

Love Your Mac—Work in Windows

Use Internet Explorer®, Windows Media Player, Access®, and hundreds of other Windows® applications not available on the Mac® while still enjoying all the features of your MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini, or MacPro.

Make Work Easier

Quickly switch between Mac and Windows, without rebooting. Seamlessly utilize Mac features inside Windows and leverage Windows' strengths on your Mac. More productivity and power for your team or organization.

Powerful Performance

Parallels Desktop optimizes your virtual machine settings for your primary usage such as productivity, design, or development—Parallels Desktop is ready to help you be effective in any work setting.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition

Work Like a Pro

Windows 10 on Mac

Improved Battery Life

The “Travel Mode” temporarily shuts down resource intensive services in order to extend battery life when team members are on-the-go.

Visual Studio

With Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition, you retain all of the functionality of other Parallels Desktop editions, including the Visual Studio plugin, providing remote debugging in your virtual machines.

Cortana® on Your Mac

Use Cortana even when Windows 10 is not the forefront application. Now everyone can have their own virtual assistant.

Manage and Deploy

License Management Portal

View vital information, such as license expirations, usage statistics, and real-time licensing activities to easily manage all of your deployed licenses. Administrators will be able to set up a new Parallels Desktop Business Edition account, with the ability to see, deploy, deactivate, and blacklist licenses as well as host name, user name, and serial numbers.

Advanced Security Controls

Parallels Desktop for Business provides best-in-class user performance while maintaining control at the IT level. Improve endpoint security with virtual machine lockdown and encryption, and maintain corporate compliance requirements via the elimination of third-party product and in-product notifications as well as individual user registration requirements. 

Simplify Mass Deployment and Administration

Parallels Desktop for Business can be deployed through standard software deployment tools. Our package-builder application and detailed mass deployment guides help administrators set up hundreds or thousands of clients easily.

Made for Productivity

Quickly Switch into Coherence Mode

Quickly switch into Coherence Mode, maintaining the look and feel of OS X for your Windows apps.

Real-Time Location

Mac Location Center information is now shared with Windows.

Action Center Comes to Mac

While in Coherence Mode, quickly view notifications through an icon located in your OS X menu bar. (Only available with Windows 10)

Windows Printing made Easy

No need to install a print driver in Windows; printing from the virtual machine now opens the native OS X printer dialog to print to your OS X configured printer.

Built to Perform

Developer Tool Integration

Leverage popular productivity tools to reduce time spent on development and testing with Parallels Desktop Business Edition. Validate web apps in any browser on any operating system.

Docker Integration 

Create and manage Docker virtual machines from within Parallels Desktop Business Edition.


Quick identification for recipes created from within Parallels Virtual Machines. 


Learn how to work with Docker containers locally, before you start hosting.

Visual Studio Plugin

You can easily extend the remote debugging feature of Visual Studio in a separate VM from the primary VM that is running Visual Studio. Allowing you to debug in an isolated environment safe should something go wrong with your application.


You can run your builds in virtual machines by initiating and managing with Jenkins. Build OS X and iOS apps with Jenkins and continuous integration (CI). Managing virtual machines is easier and cheaper than hardware–troubleshoot, restart, rebuild faster and easier.

Vagrant provider

Allows you to download the ready to use environment in seconds. This is done with just one command, “vagrant up,” saving you time. If you use Vagrant Share by Hashicorp–you can give access to your VM via SSH or HTTP to anybody in the world, enabling faster review cycles.

Advanced Networking Tools

Create virtual networks for complex network scenarios and testing, including simulating various network instabilities.

Business Cloud Service Support

With Parallels Desktop Business Editions, virtual machines gain easy access to Business Cloud Services, including OneDrive Business,, and DropBox for Business.

Ready for IT

Includes all the power features of the Pro Edition, plus advanced control and management features for IT.

Unified Volume License Key

Simplifies installation and allows for centralized administration via the Parallels License Management Portal.

Premier Support

Business-level support including 24/7 phone and email options.

Mass provisioning

Create packages to include pre-built virtual machine images and deploy through standard software distribution tools.

Enforce corporate compliance

Support corporate compliance directives by restricting virtual machines and USB device policies.

Best-in-class User Experience

Provide users with the most powerful and fastest way to seamlessly run Windows applications without rebooting–regardless of network connectivity.

Integration with Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM

If your company uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage PCs, you can easily extend it to manage Mac, Parallels Desktop Business Edition, and your approved corporate Windows image.

Additional Features

  • Drag & drop files between Mac and Windows
  • Copy & paste files or text between Mac and Windows 
  • Launch Windows apps right from the Dock
  • Move your PC to Mac in a few easy steps
  • Single cloud storage space between Mac and Windows  
  • Assign any USB devices to your Mac or Windows 
  • Retina® Display support for Windows 
  • Run Windows in full screen
  • Open files in Windows just by drag & drop
  • Open any site in Internet Explorer® right from Safari® browser 
  • Apply Mac OS parental control to Windows apps
  • Windows alerts in Mac Notification Center
  • Mac Dictation inside Windows applications
  • The number of Unread emails shown in the Dock
  • “Reveal in Windows Explorer” in OS X® files menu
  • Linked clones for VMs
  • Vagrant Provider
  • 16 vCPUs and 64 GB vRAM
  • Nested virtualization for Linux
  • Drag & drop files in OS X guests
  • Real-time virtual disk optimization 
  • Create VM from VHD and VMDK disks
  • Drag & drop to create VM
  • Disk Space Wizard optimizes your disk space
  • Shared folders and printers for Linux VMs
  • Windows apps in Launchpad
  • Power Nap in Windows
  • Use Force Touch to look up definitions
  • New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • Mission Control® support
  • The Presentation Wizard prevents most projector issues
  • Drop files into Outlook to create a new message
  • Multi-language Keyboard Sync
  • Share Bluetooth between Mac and Windows
  • Mac OS X Guest support
  • Spaces functionality for Windows apps
  • Mission Control exposes your Windows apps
  • DirectX® 10 inside Windows 
  • Thunderbolt support
  • Firewire® support
  • USB-C and USB 3.0 support
  • Work without risk with Snapshots
  • Safeguard your VM with encryption
  • 2 GB video memory support
  • Finder® Tabs work with Windows apps
  • and many more...

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Parallels Desktop for Mac Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
Includes Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition features for power users
Full support for Windows, OS X and other current operating systems
Coherence view mode lets you run Windows applications on a Mac as if they were native Mac applications
Licensing and Support
License management via Licensing Portal
Simple deployment with unified volume license key
Business class support with 24/7 priority phone and email access
Annual subscription includes free upgrades
Customizable in-product “Request Support” option
No more in-product notifications and third-party offerings
Configurable software update policy and local update server options
Restrict end users from changing virtual machine settings
Restrict end users from creating new virtual machines
Create expiring virtual machines
Enforce USB device policies
Configurable policies via SCCM and Parallels Mac Management
Run virtual machines in “head-less” mode
Support for mass deployment of virtual machines
Ability to assign Asset ID to a virtual machine BIOS
NetBoot and FileVault® 2 support in Mac X OS virtual machines
Configurable boot delay for a virtual machine
Customizable Parallels Control Center user interface
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Parallels Desktop for Mac
Business Edition

24/7 Premium Support Included