Novedades en Parallels RAS

Desde nuevas características tecnológicas hasta mejoras de usabilidad, descubra todas las novedades incluidas en la última versión de Parallels RAS.

  • Flexibilidad y seguridad aumentadas
  • Agilidad para los proveedores de servicio y proveedores de software independientes
  • Simplicidad y usabilidad mejoradas para administradores y usuarios finales

Parallels RAS 19

La versión del nuevo Parallels RAS 19 se basa en las características y en la innovación que le han permitido adquirir reputación como solución de primera clase para ofrecer acceso seguro a aplicaciones y escritorios virtuales en cualquier dispositivo.

Hemos mejorado la seguridad y flexibilidad del despliegue, al mismo tiempo que hemos mejorado la sencillez y usabilidad para administradores y usuarios. Nuestro objetivo es capacitar a las empresas, proveedores de software independiente (ISV) y proveedor de servicios gestionados (MSP) para que sean más ágiles y para que puedan ampliar sus ofertas de servicios, todo ello desde una consola de administración única.

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Entre los aspectos más destacados podemos mencionar:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) como proveedor de nube
    Parallels RAS 19 amplía la lista de proveedores de informática en la nube admitidos con la integración de Amazon EC2. Use las plantillas de Parallels RAS para desplegar y ajustar de manera automática la escala de las instancias bajo demanda, directamente en la nube o a través de entornos híbridos, con una experiencia de usuario final y administrador unificada.
  • Integración de vinculación de aplicación MSIX
    Envíe la aplicación adecuada al usuario que la necesita con la integración de vinculación de aplicación MSIX de Parallels RAS 19. Descubra e importe paquetes MSIX, use etiquetas de versión integradas para simplificar las actualizaciones de los paquetes, gestione los certificados usados para la firma de paquetes y asigne paquetes de aplicaciones a los hosts de sesión para el envío dinámico de aplicaciones.
  • Gestión de certificados Let's Encrypt
    Parallels RAS 19 simplifica el acceso seguro mediante la integración de serie de la creación de certificados SSL gracias a Let's Encrypt: una autoridad de certificados (CA) galardonada a escala global que ofrece certificados SSL y TLS de manera gratuita. Parallels RAS 19 automatiza el proceso de renovación y facilita la gestión de certificados: podrá emitir, renovar y revocar certificados directamente mediante la consola de Parallels RAS.
  • Redirección de URL específicas
    Además de las capacidades de redirección de correo electrónico y URL existentes, ahora Parallels RAS 19 incluye la posibilidad de redirigir unas URL específicas. Use la redirección del servidor al cliente para optimizar el uso de recursos de dispositivos por parte del usuario final. Por ejemplo, puede redirigir a una versión local de herramientas de comunicación unificadas, como Microsoft Teams o Zoom, para optimizar el nivel de audio y vídeo en las videollamadas y reuniones.
    Más información: Blog
  • Proveedores de diversas clases de autenticación de múltiples factores (MFA)
    Ahora los administradores pueden usar diversas clases de MFA. No es necesario desplegar diferentes entornos de Parallels RAS: puede reutilizar los mismos recursos y agilizar la administración de TI.
  • Parallels Client para Windows en ARM64
    Parallels Client para Windows se ha rediseñado y optimizado para ejecutarse de manera nativa en equipos que usan procesadores ARM64, lo que ofrece a los usuarios de estos sistemas ligeros un acceso eficiente a sus aplicaciones x86 y de 64 bits.
  • Filtrado y políticas basados en expresiones
    El filtrado basado en expresiones usa un formato de lenguaje natural para reducir la complejidad para los administradores, al mismo tiempo que les ofrece más flexibilidad. Use expresiones para configurar reglas y criterios para una administración más individualizada del acceso de los usuarios, aplique una política de conexión del cliente de Parallels RAS a objetos especificados, defina horarios de inicio de sesión para restringir el acceso de los usuarios a los recursos de la granja, administre los requisitos de la autenticación de múltiples factores y mucho más.
  • Administración de energía
    Una de las características clave de la ejecución de máquinas virtuales en la nube es que las empresas solo tienen que pagar por los recursos informáticos que usan. Las máquinas virtuales de VDI solo suelen usarse durante el horario comercial. La administración de energía de Parallels RAS permite a los administradores definir un horario para activar o desactivar las máquinas virtuales existentes en las principales plataformas de proveedor admitidas, entre las que se incluyen Microsoft Azure, Azure Virtual Desktop y Amazon EC2.
  • Detección de cuentas basada en correo electrónico
    La conexión de los usuarios con sus escritorios y aplicaciones virtuales a través de un cliente de Parallels es más fácil que nunca. Ahora, los usuarios finales pueden introducir su dirección de correo electrónico para obtener sus datos de conexión: se acabó el tener que introducir una larga dirección de servidor o URL para acceder a la granja. Todos los clientes de Parallels nativos admiten ahora la búsqueda de granjas de Parallels RAS con solo introducir una dirección de correo electrónico.
  • Control de horarios de inicio de sesión
    Contribuya a las iniciativas de derecho a la desconexión configurando reglas para los horarios de inicio de sesión. Parallels RAS 19 le permite definir horarios de inicio de sesión para los recursos publicados. Use reglas flexibles basados en expresiones para programar el acceso.

Para acceder a una lista completa de características, consulte las notas de la versión de Parallels RAS 19.

Parallels RAS 18.3.1

Pen-pressure support is now available for the Parallels Web (HTML5) Client! Visit our blog for more information about the business and education benefits of this addition. For other changes in this release, see the release notes.

Parallels RAS 18.3

Parallels RAS 18.3 continues to improve the user experience and provide new flexibility and security controls. Highlights include:

  • Complete support for the latest versions of Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022
    Take advantage of improved security and an enhanced user experience with Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022.
  • Improved Azure Virtual Desktop Integration
    A streamlined process means customers can now make use of Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AADDS) without the need to use hybrid Active Directory Domain Services. In addition, media optimizations have improved audio and video for communication tools like Microsoft Teams.

Parallels RAS 18.2

Parallels RAS 18.2 optimizes resources, improves user session flow, supports the latest operating systems, and delivers new administrator features that enhance IT productivity. Highlights include:

  • Optimal Routing
    Optimize user session traffic flow by specifying a preferred tunneling route between the end client and published resources.
  • Parallels Client: Support for Latest Operating Systems
    The Parallels Client now supports the latest versions of Windows, macOS, and iOS, improving the end user experience.
  • Parallels Web (HTML5) Client: Native Clipboard Experience
    Users can now copy, cut, and paste plain text from a remote session to their device directly (and vice versa), improving productivity.
  • Parallels RAS Reporting: New and extended reports
  • Web-Based Management Portal: New administrative capabilities
  • Updated Support for Hyperconverged Providers

Parallels RAS 18.1

Parallels RAS 18.1 continues to improve user session management, simplifies access to Remote PC for end-users, adds new features for Azure Virtual Desktop integration and delivers the Parallels Client for Mac now optimized to run natively on Apple M1 and Intel chips. Highlights include:

  • Combined User Session Management
    A new Sessions category combines all user sessions and associated session details, whether they are hosted on RD Session Hosts, VDI, Azure Virtual Desktop or Remote PCs.
  • Self-Service Remote PC Access
    End users can enroll their preferred Windows PC on the Parallels RAS Farm in a self-service manner, automatically creating a corresponding published desktop.
  • Azure Virtual Desktop: New Features
    Azure Virtual Desktop integration is even better! Now admins can override host sizes for each host pool, leverage RDP Shortpath for a direct UDP-based connection, use SAML (2.0) SSO, and more.
  • Parallels Client for Mac on Apple M1 and Intel Chips
    The Parallels Client for Mac is rebuilt and optimized to run natively on Apple M1 and Intel-based Mac devices alike, increasing end-user performance.
  • Dynamic Session Resolution Update
    Improve user experience by dynamically updating the remote desktop session's resolution when in windowed mode, without needing to reconnect to the session.
  • Bidirectional Clipboard and File Transfer Control
    Increase security by not permitting users to copy or download data from remote sessions to local devices. Users may copy or upload data from local devices to remote applications.
  • Granular Multifactor Authentication Configuration
  • Maintenance for Published Resources
  • Yubico - YubiKey (PIV) Support
  • Tenant Broker: Multiple Addresses for a Single Tenant

Parallels RAS 18

Parallels RAS 18 integrates and enriches the Azure Virtual Desktop experience, supports FSLogix Profile Containers, significantly improves IT service delivery and reduces infrastructure costs. Highlights include:

  • Azure Virtual Desktop Integration
    Extend Azure Virtual Desktop capabilities by integrating, configuring and unifying all virtual workloads and resources from a centralized console. Integrate Parallels RAS deployments with Azure Virtual Desktop, delivering a single solution to end users.
  • FSLogix Profile Containers Integration
    Easily deploy, configure and manage FSLogix Profile Containers centrally from the Parallels RAS Console, as the preferred integrated user profile management solution.
  • UX Evaluator & Advanced Session Metrics
    Administrators can improve service delivery by pinpointing issues faster and more accurately with the User Experience (UX) Evaluator metric, combined with a complete view of user session details.
  • Automated Image Optimizations
    Built-in automated image optimization capabilities for RDSH, VDI or Azure Virtual Desktop workloads improves the user experience, reduces IT infrastructure costs and accelerates time to production.
  • RDSH & VDI Local Storage Distribution
    Meet your storage needs cost effectively by deploying clones from templates to multiple, independent Microsoft Hyper-V hosts locally, in addition to existing shared storage deployments.
  • Management Portal
    Deploy and manage Parallels RAS environments and monitor user sessions from the newly updated web-based management portal. IT admins may remotely manage environments from their mobile devices.
  • Accelerated file retrieval
  • CPU optimization
  • Improved delivery with third-party load balancers

Parallels RAS 17.1

This latest version equips enterprises, managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) with even greater capabilities to leverage application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Highlights include:

  • Multi-tenant architecture that enables multiple organizations to share Parallels RAS components.
  • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) support that adds single sign-on (SSO) functionality and streamlines management of user identities between different organizations.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) support for greater high availability in the cloud.

Parallels RAS 17

Parallels RAS 17 helps organizations deliver remote applications and desktops to their employees, including an improved user experience with ultra-fast logon, better security, and simplified task management. Highlights include:

  • Extended multi-factor authentication options with Google Authenticator
    Parallels RAS 17 integrates with another popular MFA mechanism, allowing organizations to add an extra layer of security without any additional cost.
  • AI-based session pre-launch for ultra-fast login
    Parallels AI-based session pre-launch technology allows users to access their virtual workspace instantly, improving UX and boosting efficiency and productivity.
  • Windows Server 2019 support
    Take advantage of the advanced features and support of Microsoft Windows Server 2019, including RDS and Hyper-V.
  • Web-based console and Helpdesk tool
    A web-based console provides IT with more flexibility, allowing Parallels RAS infrastructure monitoring and user sessions troubleshooting from any web browser.
  • REST API
    Parallels RAS provides REST API, allowing organizations to integrate with existing orchestration and management solutions.
  • Turnkey VDI Solution with Scale Computing HC3
    Support for Scale Computing’s HC3 enables organizations to create an end-to-end cost-effective VDI solution.
  • Granular Administrator permissions
    Parallels RAS provides more granular options, allowing IT to configure specific permissions to administrators and delegate control of any Parallels RAS object.

Parallels RAS 16.5.3

Parallels RAS now includes support for yet another VDI platform, new developer tools, and a couple of client-side security enhancements, in addition to several other improvements. Highlights include:

  • Support for Scale Computer’s HC3 as a VDI platform
    HC3 is a new hyperconverged infrastructure solution that combines computer, storage, virtualization, backup, and disaster recovery in a single appliance. HC3 uses Scale Computing’s own KVM-based hypervisor, thereby positioning itself as a cost-effective, easy-to-use hyperconverged solution—qualities that perfectly match those of Parallels RAS.
  • New developer tools
    Parallels RAS has extended its use of RAS session variables. Previously, RAS session variables could only be used with published applications. In 16.5.3, this capability has been extended to published desktops as well.
  • Client-Side Security Enhancements
    he latest update includes some crucial client-side security enhancements in macOS, iOS, and Android clients, such as:
    • Displaying password requirements when a user is changing his/her password
    • Sending password expiration notifications
    • Enabling users to change their password as soon as they receive the notification

Parallels RAS 16.5

Parallels RAS now includes support for yet another VDI platform, new developer tools, and a couple of client-side security enhancements, in addition to several other improvements. Highlights include:

  • Streamlined deployment
    VDI Agent has been enhanced and is now incorporated into Publishing Agent. It eliminates extra components and allows multiple VDI-host management by the single Publishing Agent.
  • Solution resilience
    To reduce management downtime, the PA auto-promotion feature has been introduced. When the feature is enabled, the next PA in the Publishing Agent list is auto-promoted in the case of a Master Publishing Agent failure.
  • Automation
    Notifications have been enhanced. Not only are there new notification types, but there’s also support for monitoring in two directions: “Rises above” and “Decreases below.” You can also now allow a script to execute if certain events occur.
  • New granular client connection policies
    New granular policies offer IT admins more flexibility in configuring clients by splitting four categories into more than 20.
  • Azure multi-factor authentication (MFA) support
    New second-level authentication profiles have been added for Azure MFA and other providers to simplify configuration: Azure MFA Server via RADIUS, Duo, FortiAuthenticator, TekRADIUS
  • Microsoft App-V publishing
    Parallels RAS 16.5 adds the ability to enumerate Microsoft App-V packages delivered by the App-V infrastructure or SCCM during application publishing.
  • Parallels RAS Console
    The site dashboard has been extended to show additional performance metrics.
  • Windows Client customization
    New customization options let you rebrand the Windows Client (client binaries). You can now have the same branding as the HTML5 Client, personalizing the look and feel of Parallels Client for Windows with a logo on the login screen.
  • Refreshed HTML5 Client
    The HTML5 web client has been refreshed with a modern look.
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 Migration tool
    Citrix XenApp 6.5 reached its end of life on June 30, 2018. To help Citrix users migrate to Parallels RAS, version 16.5 provides a migration tool.

Parallels RAS 16

Parallels RAS 16 continues to offer the best value among application and desktop delivery solutions, with several improvements that affect the performance and ease of use of the software. Highlights include:

  • Turbo.net Support
    With its integration with Turbo.net, Parallels RAS 16 allows for the containerization and provisioning of applications from the Turbo.net library. This lets administrators publish different versions of the same applications from the same server.
  • PowerShell Support
    Administrators can also leverage version 16’s support for Microsoft PowerShell 2.0. With PowerShell, IT administrators will be able to utilize automatic scripts, letting them tackle complex configurations and repetitive tasks in a simpler, more streamlined way.
  • VDI Improvements
    To further streamline the deployment and management of the VDI environment, the new version of Parallels RAS provides customizable VDI templates, clones, and linked clones. To support the improvements, personalized version of Sysprep is included. Parallels RASprep allows administrators to prepare and automatically configure Windows desktops, reducing lead time.
  • Mobile and HTML5 Client Improvements and Updates
    Parallels RAS continues to build on its excellent mobile experience by offering updated clients for iOS and Android devices. These clients now offer shortcut customizations that simplify the use of applications that require complex keystrokes. Access to applications delivered on iOS can also be protected by using a device passcode and Touch ID. Improvements to the HTML5 Client let administrators offer a customized look and feel for users or user groups.
  • Drag and drop
    Users connected to Parallels RAS through Parallels Client for Windows and Mac can easily drag and drop files and images from their local workstation to remote applications.