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Many organizations have already been leveraging the productivity-boosting capabilities of Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS. Some education organizations, like Wheelers Lane Primary School in the UK, are using it to run legacy Windows applications on Chrome OS devices. “We chose Chromebooks as the most cost-effective devices for our school but many teachers needed SMART Notebook, a legacy Windows application for creating dynamic lessons, and preferred to work with full-featured Windows apps rather than the feature-limited online versions,” said John Byron, IT manager of Wheelers Lane Primary School, United Kingdom. “Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS enabled our teachers to easily run the full-featured Widows apps they need on their Chromebooks. Within a week and a few working hours, our Chromebooks were equipped with Parallels’ software which was so simple that no training was needed to use it.”. This is a huge benefit because, normally, Chromebooks and Chromebox devices are not capable of running Windows applications, let alone legacy applications, locally. With Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS, these organizations can continue enjoying the cost-efficiency of Chrome OS devices without sacrificing access to business-critical Windows applications. Other organizations like Family Health Centers in the US, whose employees travel frequently, are delighted by the fact that they can now remain productive anywhere they go. They’re able to do this through the portability and long battery life of Chromebooks combined with its newfound ability to run Windows apps, thanks to Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS. For detailed testimonials from organizations that have successfully leveraged the power of Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS in their operations, please read this press release. Aside from the added support for AMD chips, Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS also brings greater functionality to popular video conferencing Windows applications like Zoom, Cisco Webex, and GoToMeeting through its new camera and microphone redirection capabilities. Through Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS, users can now fully leverage key features (depending of course on the application) like whiteboards, annotations, end-to-end encryption, remote control and others. With more organizations now shifting to Chrome OS devices, the clamor for these devices to support Windows applications has grown even louder. Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS easily meets this need. And with its ability to support a wide range of devices, organizations now have more flexibility to meet their budgetary, performance, and portability requirements through a single solution. New Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS supported Chromebook and Chromebox Chrome Enterprise devices below are noted with asterisks (*) before their names: . HP Elite c1030 Chromebook, Intel . HP Pro c640 Chromebook, Intel . *HP Pro c645 Chromebook, AMD . HP Chromebox G3, Intel . Google Pixelbook, Intel . Google Pixelbook Go, Intel . Acer Chromebook Spin 713, Intel . Acer Chromebook Spin 13, Intel . *Acer Chromebook Spin 514, AMD . *Acer Chromebook 714, Intel . *Acer Chromebook 715, Intel . *Acer Chromebox CXI4, Intel . Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook, Intel . Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook, Intel . Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook, Intel . *Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook, AMD . Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook, Intel . ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA, Intel . *ASUS Chromebook Flip CM5, Intel . *ASUS Fanless Chromebox, Intel . *ASUS Chromebox 4, Intel . Learn more about Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS, including a free full-featured one-month trial with five user licenses at parallels.com/chrome. We are excited to announce that Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise launched today. It is the world’s first software that runs Windows directly on enterprise Chromebooks―enabling full-featured Windows apps including Microsoft Office and proprietary apps―even when there is not an Internet connection. Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is integrated with Chrome OS and Google Admin console, and does not require VDI infrastructure, making it easy for IT departments to securely set up and deploy. “Chrome OS is increasingly being chosen by modern enterprises, either for remote work, hybrid, or in the office,” said John Solomon, Vice President of Chrome OS at Google. “We are thrilled to partner with Parallels to bring legacy and full-featured Windows applications support, through Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise, to help businesses easily transition to cloud-first devices and workflows.” . “Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise incorporates more than 22 years of Parallels’ experience innovating software that makes it simple for people to seamlessly run multiple operating systems and applications they need on any device to be more productive,” said Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Support for Parallels. “In addition to simultaneously running Windows and its full-featured apps along with Chrome OS apps directly on a Chromebook, Parallels Desktop integrates a variety of useful features: Copy and paste text and graphics between Windows 10 and Chrome OS; frustration-free printing from Windows apps via shared Chrome OS printers or from printers that are only available for Windows 10; and the option to save Windows files locally on a Chromebook, in the cloud, or both.” . “Now more than ever, companies are embracing cloud-first IT strategies as the need for cloud solutions that provide greater flexibility and productivity has increased,” said Maulik Pandya, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Client Group, HP Inc. “Available on the new HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise, Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is a game-changer providing businesses and employees with an elevated cloud experience, making it effortless to run Windows applications on the Chrome OS.” . Run multiple, full-featured Windows apps and Chrome OS apps simultaneously: Run Microsoft Office and other full-featured Windows apps directly on an enterprise Chromebook. Easily add trend lines to charts in Excel, tables of content in Word, and custom fonts or headers and footers in PowerPoint—capabilities that are not available in other versions of Microsoft Office—while simultaneously working with Chrome OS apps. No need to reboot or to use unstable emulators. Install and run any business-approved full-featured Windows application on your Chromebook: Be fully productive using all the features and tools of your Windows applications—including proprietary business apps—so you can easily collaborate with anyone who needs you to work with full-featured Windows apps. No Internet, no problem! Run Windows apps on your Chromebook—even without an Internet connection or when you have a low-bandwidth connection—so you can work and be productive whether you are in the wilderness, on a plane, or experiencing Internet issues. Share Clipboard: Copy and paste text and graphics between Windows and Chrome OS—from Windows to Chrome OS, and from Chrome OS to Windows. Shared User Profile: Windows user folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads) are redirected to the Windows files section in Chrome OS to ensure access to files by Chrome OS applications without creating duplicates. Additionally, this enables Chrome OS to access these files when Windows is not running. Share custom folders: Share any Chrome OS folder with Windows, including cloud storage folders such as Google Drive or OneDrive, and use it to save Windows application files. Dynamic screen resolution: Simply click and drag the corner or edge of the Windows 10 window to change the screen resolution of Windows. Full screen support of Windows 10: Set Windows 10 to use the full screen of the Chromebook by selecting the Maximize button in the window’s upper-right corner. Put Windows on a separate virtual desktop and switch from Chrome OS to Windows and back with a simple swipe. Open Windows web links where you prefer: You can set Windows 10 to open web links in Chrome OS or use your favorite Windows browser: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Brave, Opera, and others. Associate Windows applications to open files on Chrome OS: Windows applications are fully integrated in the Chrome OS “Open With” interface. Assign a Windows application to serve as the default application for certain types of files or to open a particular file type in Windows every time. Frustration-free printing: Printers that are available to Chrome OS may be shared with Windows 10. It is also possible to use printers that are only available in Windows 10, which may require installing the appropriate printer drivers for Windows 10. Suspend and resume Windows: Easily suspend and resume Windows to instantly get back to work. Use Chromebook mouse, touch, and keyboard to work with Windows apps. Mouse cursor synchronization: Simply move and use your mouse cursor between Chrome OS to Windows and back again; the cursor automatically transforms aesthetically to the look and feel of each operating system (OS). Scroll and zoom: Windowsapplicationsmay use a touchpad, mouse, or touchscreen to scroll and zoom. Sound: Play Windows apps’ sounds. Microphone support is also planned for a future update. Disk performance: Parallels’ proprietary virtual disk technology delivers improved performance in comparison with a simple Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) driver. Networking: Windowsuses your Chrome OS network connection, even if it is a VPN. Settings may also be selected for VPN use only in Windows.
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