Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS: News Digest

Parallels® Desktop for Chrome OS enables Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education users to download and use full-featured, legacy desktop applications, including Microsoft Office applications, on their Chromebooks. Users can transition between Windows and Chrome OS environments seamlessly and enjoy the best of both operating systems.

Here’s a look at Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS in the latest news releases:

1. Trimble relies on Chrome OS and Parallels Desktop to keep pace with the changing world of work

Trimble’s device strategy was to move towards cloud-based tools to reduce the complexity associated with managing multiple OSs and enable remote device management. Keeping these goals in mind, the company started shifting to the Google ecosystem. However, many employees were comfortable using Windows-based tools like Excel and AutoCAD.

Using Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS, Trimble has enabled its employees to work in the cloud without completely giving up legacy tools. What’s even better is that Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS also supports the devices’ cameras and microphones, so the employees don’t need to rely on multiple devices—a single Chromebook does the job.

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2. Acer Chromebook Spin 713 can run Windows programs via Parallels Desktop

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is one of the best Chromebooks for students in 2021. It features a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB RAM. This Project Athena Chromebook is powerful enough for gaming as well as running Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS for Chrome Education users. It’s perfect for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students that need tools such as computer-aided design (CAD) software or programing integrated development environment (IDE) that can only be installed natively on Chromebooks through Parallels Desktop.

Students who need Windows native applications should consider Acer Chromebook Spin 713. It isn’t overly expensive and can run Parallels Desktop for Windows programs efficiently.

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3. Parallels enables schools to integrate Chrome OS devices with Windows applications

Chromebooks have many robust and inexpensive options that are becoming popular in educational environments, from K–12 to colleges and even universities. But Chrome Education users, including teachers, staff and administrators, often need to access full-featured Windows desktop applications. The cloud-based versions don’t always have all the features available in their legacy counterparts.

Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS allows schools to integrate windows with Chrome OS devices with the Chrome Education upgrade. Administrators can deploy Parallels Desktop easily and manage it through the centralized Google Admin console. Users enjoy always-on access to Windows applications and files even without an internet connection.

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4. ASUS Chromebook CX9 facilitates remote work with Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS

If you need to run fully functional Windows applications for working from home on Chromebooks, Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS offers a complete solution for Chrome OS Enterprise customers. Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS is a full-featured Windows container that runs on Chrome OS. IT departments can enable proprietary and full-featured Windows applications on Chrome Enterprise devices.

It’s a great option for productivity at home because Parallels solution provides a streamlined user experience, and IT teams can continue managing their Chrome devices through the Google Admin console.

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