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Get the same features you love in our Standard Edition, but with even more power, versatility and speed in the Parallels Desktop Pro Edition. Whether you’re a student, small business, IT admin, or a power developer, reach your full potential with Pro.

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Parallels Desktop Pro is optimized for Windows 11 and macOS Sonoma with enhanced security patching and improved performance. The only Microsoft-authorized solution for seamlessly running Windows on Macs with Intel and Apple silicon: with more processing power, memory, and graphics capabilities for running the most demanding applications.

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Subscription users get the latest features, improvements, and add-ons. Updates include compatibility with new macOS and Windows versions to enhance the user experience and expand functionality.

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TouchID Sign-in

Users can now sign-in to Windows using their TouchID, adding another layer of security to Virtual Machine(s).

On-the-fly, high-refresh rate

Optimized for macOS Sonoma

Get ready for a new level of integration with macOS Sonoma 14. We’ve re-engineered Shared Printing options enhancing the printing experience for Windows, as well as delivering a richer experience with macOS virtual machines on Mac computers with Apple silicon.

Enhanced gaming experience

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A subscription includes Parallels Toolbox (50+ powerful tools at your fingertips). Improved OpenGL 41 support unlocks professional CAD software on Mac.

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Standard Edition
Includes major updates to support new versions of macOS, Windows, Linux, and new Mac models Subscription only
Virtual RAM for each VM 8 GB vRAM
Virtual CPUs for each VM** 4 vCPUs
Experience Windows as if it was designed for Mac: use Mac files, keyboard, trackpad, camera & mic, sound, graphics, Touch ID, and many more
Run thousands of Windows applications such as Microsoft Office 365, accounting software, trading software, SAP, Matlab, and more
Premium 24/7 phone and email support Subscription only
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Pro Edition
All the Standard Edition features PLUS:
Includes major updates to support new versions of macOS, Windows, Linux, and new Mac models
Virtual RAM for each VM 128 GB vRAM
Virtual CPUs for each VM** 32 vCPUs
Run professional graphics-intensive Windows applications and multiple virtual machines
Develop, automate, test, and debug software in multiple operating systems simultaneously
Deliver Windows on Mac across your organization to run business-critical applications and free developers from the hassle of using multiple computers. Secure and key-free with SSO/SAML integration option
Premium 24/7 phone and email support
Integrations with VS Code, Vagrant, Packer, Docker, Minikube, and more
Advanced tools for virtual networking, debugging, and automation
Automate CI/CD workflows with Command Line Interface (prlctl, prlsrvctl)
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Business Edition
All the Standard and Pro Edition features PLUS:
Enable employees to download a preconfigured Windows installation to their Mac
Per-user licensing option for companies that are ready to use SSO/SAML/SCIM integration
Centralized administration and management and unified volume licensing for mass deployment
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* Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise
** Up to 22 CPU on a Mac with Apple silicon (M2 Ultra)

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