On August 13, 2019, Parallels launched Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac. the new version features support for Apple Metal API for improved Graphics. Parallel Desktop 15 now supports DirectX 11, 10 and 9 on metal, delivering enhanced performance to customers.
Advantages of DirectX 11 support
Since Apple has given importance to metal API, Parallels pursued their interest and made great investments to ensure admirable DirectX 11 performance on Metal in macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina (10.15). This means that Parallels Desktop users can now run many Windows programs and games which wasn’t the case before.
Integration of macOS Catalina (10.15)
Parallels Desktop 15, following its public release in early autumn 2019, can make use of macOS Catalina as a VM with support for Catalina as a host OS. the integrations that are out so far include improved Sidecar support with the processing of Apple Pencil tilt and double-tap, which can be used on programs such as Corel, CorelDRAW, Painter, and Microsoft SketchPad, etc.
It also provides a consistent sign-in option, allowing to sign in with Apple. Improved handling of security, privacy dialogs, approving system extensions are some added features. The integration with iCloud will be more refined compared to before.
Smooth Mac and Windows Integration
Parallels Desktop 15 has done a great job at providing the best of both windows and mac worlds. The seamless integration due to added and improved features makes it the best combination of windows and mac that is out there. Users have to option to drag and drop images from macOS folders to windows folders. Moreover, it enables you to right-click on the finder and then select SEND or SHARE, etc.
vTPM and Physical Disk Support for Pro Edition and Business Edition
Parallels Desktop 15 also has a separate Mac Pro edition for Business. It features a Virtual Platform Trusted Module (vTPM), new virtual hardware to VM configuration required by Windows to enable additional security features. With a vTPM in highly secure corporate environments, users can enable BitLocker in accordance with corporate group policies, use virtual smart cards, or enable a more secure version of Windows Hello PIN for improved security.
The major performance improvements include up to 80% faster Microsoft Office application startup. Moreover, there is up to 15% faster 3D graphics as well as a faster Parallels Desktop UI.
The Parallels Desktop 15 can be installed on the Mac in 10 easy steps. Moreover, there are many tips and tricks based on the windows interface that can be made use of on the mac now to save time.
Access to Everything on Your Mac, Windows VMs and PC from Anywhere
The new Parallels Access subscription allows you have all your files on all your systems so you won’t have to worry about a missing document at work or at home. You have to option to securely access up to five computers (Mac or PC) from anywhere.
Pricing and Availability
The standard edition, Pro edition, and the Business edition are all available for purchase online and at retail stores worldwide.
Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac
Upgrade from any edition to a perpetual license GBP £39.99
New subscription GBP £69.99 per year
New perpetual license GBP £79.99
Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition
Upgrade from any edition GBP £39.99 per year
New subscription GBP £79.99 per year
Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition GBP £79.99 per year
Parallels is a software company based in Bellevue, Washington; it is primarily involved in the development of virtualization software for macOS. The company has offices in 15 countries, including the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Japan, China, Russia, Australia and Ukraine, and over 800 employees.