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New solution allows Windows apps on Chromebook Enterprise

10 Aug 2020

Parallels has partnered with Google to create Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise. 

It is a desktop virtualisation solution that enables full-featured Windows applications to run in virtual machines on Chromebooks without rebooting or an internet connection, which will be released later this year.

Operating systems and the number of available applications have grown exponentially, a statement from the company says.

Ease-of-use, flexibility and mobility are critical elements of computing productivity—both online and offline. Regardless of which OS or devices people use the most, the ability to run full-featured Windows applications is still a requirement for many businesses.

“Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise will make it simple for IT administrators to provision Chromebooks with Windows virtual machines and the required full-featured Windows applications employees need to run,” says Parallels engineering and customer support senior vice president Nick Dobrovolsiky. 

“IT admins will be able to easily manage familiar automated corporate Windows image deployments they prepare, provision, and automatically provide to their employees. Those virtual machines are fully capable Windows installations; admins can install applications, manage them remotely, and support users with familiar tools—just like they do with physical Windows PCs.”

Additionally, Parallels enables Chromebook, Android, iOS, PC, and Mac devices to access and run full-featured apps on virtual Windows desktops, as well as Windows and macOS apps running on remote Windows PC and Mac computers, via Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) and Parallels Access.

Parallels RAS, a separate virtual Windows desktop and application delivery solution, enables an IT admin with basic knowledge of a Windows terminal server to get up and running in less than 10 minutes, in the cloud on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, in the data centre, and/or on premises. 

Enterprises and businesses can start deploying virtual Windows desktops and applications to any device – Chromebook, Android, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Windows PC, and any device with an HTML5 web browser – to enable employees to securely and productively work from wherever they are located.

A free full-featured trial of Parallels Access is available at Parallels website, Google Play, or the Apple App Store. 

It lets you remotely access up to five Windows PC or Mac computers, including all of their full-featured Windows and macOS applications and files, from anywhere via an unlimited number of Android tablets and phones, iPhones, iPads, and any HTML5 web browser (including Chrome on a Chromebook).