Unleash the full potential of Microsoft Office on your Mac
Unlock additional functionality by using Microsoft Office plugins that are only supported in the Windows version—all on your Mac. Keep using your perpetual Windows licenses on your Mac at no additional cost.
Expand your Mac computer’s capabilities with Windows-only plugins.
With Parallels Desktop, you get the best of both worlds, without compromising your productivity.
Experience time-saving benefits and accomplish more with less effort by automating repetitive tasks and streamlining your workflows on your Mac.
Run Visual Basic Scripts
Leverage the full power of Windows-based scripting for enhanced productivity from your Mac.
Leverage your Windows perpetual licenses
New to Mac? Leverage familiar software without additional costs. Seamlessly transition between operating systems without compromising functionality.
Enjoy a seamless transition from Windows to Mac.
Experience boosted productivity with Parallels Desktop.
Why choose Parallels Desktop for running Microsoft Office on your Mac?
Run Microsoft Office apps on your Mac without compromise.
Avoid platform limitations and seamlessly leverage Windows-only plugins on your Mac—unlocking a new level of productivity and functionality.
Use macros and Visual Basic Scripts for advanced automation.
Accomplish more in less time by harnessing the power of Macros and Visual Basic Scripts from your Mac, without having to switch devices or lose additional functionality.
Seamlessly integrate Windows-only Office plugins.
Expand your Mac computer’s capabilities and get the best of both worlds with access to a wider range of tools and features.
Preserve your perpetual licenses and avoid additional costs.
Ensure a smooth transition while maximizing your software investment. Work with the tools and features you need, without any barriers.
Frequently asked questions
Parallels Desktop makes it easy to get started within minutes. Just follow our Installation Assistant and click "Install Windows." – Parallels Desktop will download and install Windows 11 automatically.
You can provide your own Microsoft Windows license key, purchase a new Windows license from the Microsoft Store, or transfer an existing Boot Camp partition with Windows already installed.
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Parallels offers exclusive discounts for students currently enrolled in a qualified institution or professional educators who are currently employed at a qualified institution. Educational discounts can save users up to 50%. Start by verifying eligibility.
Microsoft has confirmed that Parallels Desktop for Mac used with Arm versions of Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise editions is an officially compatible solution for customers on Apple M series Mac computers.
Users will be able to bring their own Windows 11 license keys if they have a key that can be used to activate Windows.
To learn more about any limitations running Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop, please visit https://kb.parallels.com/129497
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