Parallels Desktop is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and its regular cycle of annual updates has helped to consolidate its position as the top virtualization tool for Mac users who need to run Windows apps on their office computers. This year’s Parallels Desktop 12 is a more modest update, but it does include a number of useful features which make it a worthwhile upgrade for existing users.
Parallels Desktop 12 Features:
The Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac brings a host of new features to the popular virtualization software, including the expanded support for PC games and a host of new features designed to make life easier for the virtual machine users, according to MacWorld.
The Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac boasts expanded support for the PC gaming, including games available via Microsoft’s Windows 10 Xbox app, and Blizzard’s blockbuster team-shooter Overwatch.
Other new features include the ability to control storage space used by virtual machines from the Optimized Storage in the macOS Sierra, port Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer passwords in Mac’s Keychain, manually cancel VM actions and the assign special behaviors to Windows apps. Parallels Desktop 12 also improved support for the resizing Windows VMs on Macs equipped with Retina displays.
Parallels Desktop 12 Price:
Existing users running their Parallels Desktop 10 and 11 can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, the Business Edition and the Pro Edition can upgrade. Upgrade pricing comes in at $49.99 or $49.99 per year for the Pro Edition.
Although, new customer pricing for the Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is $79.99, while the Business Edition and Pro Edition both cost $99.99 per year.