RENTON, Wash., May 1, 2008 – Parallels today announced that its Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization software will be made available as part of the Microsoft Expression Professional Subscription. This will enable millions of designers using Mac computers to use Microsoft’s Expression Studio to design desktop and web-based graphical interfaces. The partnership strengthens the Parallels/Microsoft partnership by providing even deeper support for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft applications running in Parallels virtual machines.
Parallels Desktop for Mac software, which enables users to run Windows on any Intel Mac, at the same time, without rebooting, is the world’s #1 desktop virtualization solution with over 1,000,000 copies sold. It has won more than 30 major industry awards and is employed by Mac users in more than 125 countries.
Including Parallels Desktop for Mac in the Microsoft Expression Subscription gives designers a valuable tool for working across platforms," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "It is further evidence of the productivity benefits that our virtualization software offers customers, and strengthens our ongoing partnership with Microsoft."
"We selected the world’s most popular desktop virtualization product as the perfect complement to Expression Studio," said Wayne Smith, Group Product Manager of Expression Studio at Microsoft. "This combination opens up Microsoft software products to Mac-based designers, which will widen the options for those wanting to design for the Microsoft platform including Silverlight."
The Microsoft Expression Professional Subscription will be available from Microsoft in June 2008 and will cost $999 (U.S.) ERP.
In addition to the Parallels Desktop for Mac software, the Expression Professional Subscription includes:
For additional information, go to www.microsoft.com/expression.
About Parallels – Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.