Overview 10 Parallels Desktop for Windows on OS X Yosemite




In August, Parallels has released a new version of Parallels Desktop 10 solutions for the Mac, which allows you to simultaneously work with Windows and Mac applications without rebooting.


In the tenth version, in addition to supporting the latest operating systems, including OS X Yosemite, developers optimize such important indicators of performance, as the speed of the virtual machine and run separate applications, battery life and memory savings. Succeeded in improving these indicators by 30-50%. In addition, Parallels worked on their “branded” integration capabilities with a single purpose – to user working with the product at all forgot about what the original operating system he stands, and focused on their tasks.

To discover the functions of OS X Yosemite, which work under Windows in Parallels Desktop 10 environment.

Perhaps the most interesting feature in OS X Yosemite 8 and iOS is the implementation of the principle of the new Apple – Continuity (association of mobile and desktop devices). In Parallels Desktop for Mac 10, it is expressed in the possibility of a one-click to call the number that the user sees on the screen of your computer in a virtual machine under Windows, synchronized with the Mac iPhone. The “catch” any meaningful phone number on the website (where the user has gone through the Safari browser on Mac OS X or Internet Explorer in Windows). Allocate phone choose Call this number, but the call goes through your mobile.

The second part – a file sharing and other user-generated content. For example, you can select in Internet Explorer, the text, link, and send photos from your iPhone via iMessage messages or SMS. Or the whole file.


In Parallels Desktop adds support for cloud solutions (Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive) for the package Windows Office. Now using the “Save As” documents can be stored in the remote repository. In addition, iCloud Drive is now available for Windows-based applications.
Virtual machines in the Spotlight and QuickLook

In Yosemite Apple developers have worked hard to find Spotlight, changing its location, improved interface and adding a number of new features. In Parallels decided to support the initiative: programmers redesigned interface for work with virtual machines via Spotlight and Spotlight search across virtual machines added the ability to view their status. From here you can start them on or off. This same functionality is also available through the Quicklook, which can be accessed by pressing the space bar on the virtual machine files in the Finder.

Notification Center

Until OS X Yosemite in Notification Center display only proper notification. Now its updated, in particular, here you can set different widgets. In Parallels Desktop has a separate widget in real time reflecting the consumption of resources by the virtual machine. If you think that something is strictly consumes memory, and you suspect this virtual machine by using the widget, you can immediately check whether she is to blame. You do not need to open a monitoring system.


Now with Windows and other operating systems, you can work in the corporate design of OS X Yosemite – flat icons, wide field at the top of the window, colors and branded wallpapers. Plus, the developers have introduced Vibrancy effect in the start screen of Windows (mode Coherence). Vibrancy – a new principle in the design of interfaces Apple. It allows the use of black, does not distract from the content of the transparent panel to locate them in sets of different instruments.

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