Parallels Desktop for Mac Student | Faculty License 1-Year Subscription (Download)

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Eligibility: Students and Faculty

Run thousands of Windows apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Access, Quicken, QuickBooks, Visual Studio, even graphic intensive games and CAD programs without compromising on performance or rebooting.

Whether you need to run Windows programs that don’t have Mac versions, or you are making the switch from PC to Mac and need to transfer your data, Parallels Desktop has you covered.

Optimized for Windows 11 and macOS Monterey, Parallels Desktop continues to stay up to date so you can keep working without interruption—even when a new macOS, Windows or Linux release pops up.

Features include:

Do More Than Ever
Improved Drag-and-Drop enables you to easily drop text and images into macOS Monterey Quick Note from Windows applications. Easily install macOS Monterey onto a virtual machine via Parallels Desktop Installation Assistant.

Support for Mac OS Monterey
Parallels Desktop supports macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.

Reinvented for Apple M1 and Intel-Based Mac Devices
Parallels Desktop for Mac has been rebuilt and optimized to natively run on Apple M1 and Intel based Mac devices, improving speed and performance.

Powerful New Features for Apple M1 Mac:

  • Windows 10 Battery Status: Windows 10 now recognizes Battery Status and enables Battery Saving when your Mac runs out of charge, so you can stay on longer.
  • Windows 10 Performance: Much faster Windows 10 disk performance makes the Windows experience even smoother.
  • Windows 10 Security: The new virtual TPM chip enables Windows 10 and Windows 11 to use BitLocker and Secure Boot for the higher level of data protection. You can even connect a USB fingerprint reader to work with Windows Hello.
  • Linux Sound Support: Linux users can now enjoy multichannel sound support and jack presence detection with native drivers.
  • Linux Dynamic Resolution: Desktop with dynamic resolution support—resize the VM window and Linux will refresh the display for new resolution automatically.

Enhanced Desktop, Video & Gaming Experience
Improved display driver in Parallels Desktop delivers much smoother Windows UI responsiveness and synchronized video playback. In addition to performance improvements, the new driver boosts frame rate in many Windows games for a greater gaming experience and provides better synchronization with the Mac display.

Enhanced Expierence in Coherence Mode
Seamless end-to-end user experience with fewer distracting changes in appearance during Windows sign in, shut down, and software updates.

Seamlessly Drag and Drop Content Between Apps & OSs
Drag and drop text or graphics between Mac and Windows applications, quickly and easily. On macOS Monterey, drag and drop any content from Windows apps to Quick Note as easily as from macOS apps.

Enhanced USB Support
Support for USB 3.1 devices facilitates the connection of more super-speed storages, including Samsung T7 Touch, Pro Elite portable SSDs, and others. User-friendly USB device names in Parallels Desktop menu makes it easier to identify and select the desired USB device to connect to Windows.

Better Disk Space Control
Remain better informed of your Mac resources and memory. Disk space used by Snapshots is now calculated in the updated Free Up Disk Space assistant.

Copy & Paste Unformatted Text
Enjoy using the macOS shortcut “Shift+Option+Command+V” to paste unformatted text into your virtual machines, eliminating the extra steps it normally takes.

Enable Mac Option Key to Work as AltGr in Windows 10
With Parallels Desktop, you can now re-map AltGr to the Mac Option key to use the left Option key for entering accented language characters and special symbols.

Multi-Monitor Support for Linux
You can now use Linux virtual machine in full screen mode on multiple displays.

Automatically Optimize Virtual Machines for Peak Performance
Parallels Desktop evaluates your hardware and automatically allocates the optimal number of resources for your virtual machines so that you get the best performance and experience possible.

Other Features include:

Use Windows side-by-side with macOS (no restarting required) on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini or Mac Pro. Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text and drag and drop files and content between Mac and Windows applications.

Easy Setup
Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you are up and running within minutes! If you need Windows, you’ll be prompted to download and install Windows 10 or use your Boot Camp installation if you have an Intel-based Mac. You may also migrate your Windows PC* or Linux, like Ubuntu (Intel-based Mac computers only).

Lightning Fast
Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run applications such as Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, PowerBI, AutoCAD, MetaTrader, and thousands more. Play your favorite classic Windows-only games on a Mac.

Choose your View
Make Windows invisible while still using its applications in Coherence Mode, or if you’re new to Mac, you can set Windows to occupy your entire screen, so it looks just like it would if you were using a Windows PC.

Office 365 Integration
Allows Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in Safari to open in their native Windows Office app.

Save Disk Space
Get the most out of your Mac with automatic Disk Space optimization and Free Up Disk Space assistant.

Retina Display Support
Smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.

Instant Access
Launch and access Windows applications right from the Mac Dock.

Travel Mode
Extend battery life while away from a power source.

And Much, Much More!