Parallels Access 7.0 released

It has been about 10 months since I wrote about Parallels Access™ here in the Parallels® blog or in the Parallels YouTube channel. During this time, the engineering team has been busy ensuring that Parallels Access runs on the latest OS releases and adding new features. 

In case you are not familiar with it, Parallels Access provides a flexible and easy-to-use way to connect your phone or tablet to a remote computer to access apps and files. There are three situations in which Parallels Access is optimized for: 

Since its first release in 2013, Parallels Access has regularly added significant new features like file management, a web portal and support for split-screen multitasking on iPad.   

You might be surprised to learn that often the largest engineering task for any new version of an established product is ensuring compatibility with the constantly changing digital world. Since Parallels Access has components that run on macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Windows, and Android, ensuring its compatibility with Apple, Microsoft, and Google ecosystems is an even larger task than most other products. And, of course, ensuring as much backward compatibility as possible is also required. In recognition of the effort involved, I made a short video showing the newly released Parallels Access 7.0 running in several different systems. (See Video1.) 

However, the Parallels Access engineers also found the time to add some new features. I have divided these features into three themed categories: improvements to security and privacy, web console improvements, and compatibility improvements with new operating systems. 

Theme 1: Improved security and privacy 

Theme 2: New web console 

Figure 1_Using the Parallels Access web console

Theme 3: Compatibility with new OSs/technologies, and other features 


Specific for iOS and iPadOS: 

Specific for Android: 

Upgrading to the new 7.0 version is free. Remember that Parallels Access has two components: one on your tablet or phone, and one on your remote computers, so be sure to check that you have the latest version everywhere. (There is a Parallels Access setting to check for updates, and to download and install them, but it never hurts to double check.) 

Let us know in the Forums what your Parallels Access most used scenario is, and if you have suggestions for new future features, please let us know. 

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