Kurt Schmucker

Kurt Schmucker
Senior Product Manager

"Kurt Schmucker is a Senior Product Manager. He is primarily charged with product management for Parallels Desktop for Mac, the Parallels flagship product. Prior to Parallels, Schmucker was the Senior Mac Evangelist in the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) at Microsoft Corp, the vice president for Macintosh products at Connectix, including Virtual PC for Macintosh, a member of the Advanced Technology Group at Apple. Outside of work, Kurt has been a fencer for many years, has four times been a member of the US team at the world championships, and has also been the coach of the US team. Pictures are available at http://www.naginata.org."

How to Use Microsoft Ink on a Mac

How to Use Microsoft Ink on a Mac

Parallels Desktop 12 Update 1 was released a few weeks ago. You can read about all the changes in this update here. In this blog post, I will discuss in some detail only one of the Update 1 features: even greater support for Microsoft Ink. As I wrote...
Which Office suite to use on the Mac?

Which Office suite to use on the Mac?

The Microsoft Office suites: Office for Windows, Office for Mac, and Office for iPad provide the greatest level of compatibility between any disparate suites, but there can never be complete compatibility between different apps, except for the most...
Microsoft Ink on the Mac

Microsoft Ink on the Mac

Microsoft Ink on the Mac For the last six months or so, Microsoft has been making a concerted effort to add support for “ink” to several of its products. Ink means the ability to annotate or add new content to a document with a stylus or touchscreen. Ink is...
Parallels Access and macOS Sierra

Parallels Access and macOS Sierra

It is great time to be a user of Apple devices – upgrades to each of the three OSes today: MacOS, iOS, and WatchOS, plus updates to all the betas.  The servers in Cupertino must be close to melting down from so many downloads from all over the world. It...
macOS Sierra beta in a VM

macOS Sierra beta in a VM

As a long-time Mac user, I was excited to hear about the next release of OS X, macOS Sierra (version 10.12 Beta, for those numerically inclined.) As a Mac developer, I had access to the Developer Preview released yesterday. As the product manager for Parallels...
Parallels Desktop 11 Update2 Highlights

Parallels Desktop 11 Update2 Highlights

Parallels Desktop 11 Update2 Highlights Parallels Desktop 11 Update 2 was just released. While the update is recommended for all users, there are some new features especially for Pro users and Business users. I list some of the highlights in this...
A New Way to Get Windows

A New Way to Get Windows

One of the most frequent questions I get from Parallels Desktop users is about buying Windows. The dialog usually goes like this: Q: Where can I buy Windows 10? I looked in the Apple Store in near my home, and they don’t have it. A: Windows for sale in the Apple...