“Today’s businesses are increasingly choosing Chrome OS to work remotely, in the office, or in a mixed-use model. We are pleased that Parallels has invited us to work together to bring support for traditional and modern Windows applications in Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise to make it easier for organizations to migrate to cloud-based devices and workflows.“, – said John Solomon, VP of Chrome OS at Google.
“Developing Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise, we have used all of Parallels’ know-how in innovative software development for over 22 years. Our company has long been engaged in the creation of solutions that allow you to run multiple operating systems and applications on one device to improve work efficiency“, – says Nikolay Dobrovolsky, Senior Vice President of Parallels… – Parallels Desktop not only provides the ability to run on a Chromebook platform with Chrome OS software and full-featured Windows applications, but it also has many other features. For example, you can transfer text and images between Windows 10 and Chrome OS, freely send print jobs from apps to shared printers on Chrome OS, or use printers that are only available in Windows 10. It also supports saving Windows files to a Chromebook, the cloud, or there and there“.
“Today’s IT strategies are almost always cloud-based, as flexible cloud solutions that make them more productive grows in popularity. The new HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise models will include Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise, a revolutionary product that redefines the cloud experience of executives and employees and makes it easy to run Windows applications on Chrome OS“, – notes Maulik Pandia, VP and CEO, Cloud Services, HP Inc.
Fully integrated Windows and Chrome OS powered by Parallels Desktop help you get things done faster.
Run multiple full-featured Windows and Chrome OS applications at the same time. Run Microsoft Office and other full-featured Windows apps right on corporate Chromebooks. Add trend lines to graphs in Excel, descriptions with quotations in Word, and custom fonts or headings and footnotes in Power Point (none of which are available in other versions of Microsoft Office) without leaving Chrome OS applications. You no longer need to reboot or use unreliable emulators.
Install and run any company-approved full-featured Windows applications on your Chromebook. Get the most out of the tools and capabilities of Windows applications, including commercial ones. Now you have no difficulty in performing tasks that require full-featured Windows software.
No Internet? Not a problem! Run Windows apps on your Chromebook, even without an Internet connection or on low connection speeds, and work anywhere – away from the city, on an airplane, and anywhere the call quality is poor.
Increased productivity and full integration. Shared clipboard. Transfer texts and images between Windows and Chrome OS in any direction: from Windows to Chrome OS and vice versa.
General user profile. Windows custom folders (Desktop, Documents, and Downloads) are redirected to the Windows files section of Chrome OS so that Chrome OS applications can access the corresponding files without making copies. It also allows Chrome OS to access files in these folders even when Windows is not running.
Shared user folders. You can make any Chrome OS folder shared between Chrome OS and Windows (including cloud folders such as Google Drive or OneDrive) and save Windows application files to it.
Dynamic screen resolution. Changing the screen resolution in Windows just got easier: all you have to do is resize a Windows 10 window by pulling on a corner or edge.
Full screen support for Windows 10. You can expand the Windows 10 window to fill the entire screen of your Chromebook by clicking the Maximize button in the upper right corner. Or open Windows separately on a virtual desktop and easily switch between Chrome OS and Windows with a swipe gesture.
Opens Windows web pages on your preferred platform. In Windows 10, you can configure the opening of web pages when clicking on links in a suitable way: in
Chrome OS or your usual Windows browser (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Brave, Opera, etc.)
Binding Windows apps to open files in Chrome OS. Windows applications are fully integrated with the Open With function of Chrome OS. You can set the desired Windows application as the default for certain file types, or open the file in Windows.
Easy printing. Chrome OS printers can also be added to Windows 10. In addition, it supports printers that are only available in Windows 10 (may require installing appropriate printer drivers for Windows 10).
Standard virtualization capabilities. Suspend and resume Windows. You can pause Windows at any time and resume instantly when you return to a task in progress.
Work with Windows apps with the Chromebook mouse, touchpad, and keyboard.
Synchronization of cursors. Use your mouse as usual in Chrome OS and Windows. The appearance of the cursor will automatically change depending on the OS.
Scrolling and zooming. Windows applications fully support scrolling and zooming using the touchpad, mouse, or touchscreen.
Sound. Sound playback in Windows applications is already implemented. It is planned to add microphone support in future updates.
Disk speed. Parallels’ virtual disk technology provides faster performance than a conventional NVMe (non-volatile memory) driver.
Net. Windows OS uses the Chrome OS network connection, even if it’s a VPN tunnel. You can also configure Windows to use VPN.
Easy to deploy and manage licenses. Minimum technical support involved. A Chromebook user simply clicks the Parallels Desktop icon to install and activate Parallels Desktop, and then download an IT-provided, ready-to-run Windows image. The SHA256 checksum will ensure that the download is correct. And CPU and RAM resources will be automatically allocated based on the current performance of the Chromebook.
Windows OS management. Administrators can provision a Windows image with both Chromebook users and IT in mind. Full Windows OS supports domain connections, Group Policy and
other management tools. This way, your instance of the Microsoft operating system will meet all corporate security standards. In addition, when you disable the Common User Profile feature, Roaming Profile, Folder Redirection, and FSLogix are available.
Integration with Google Admin Console. You can use the Google Admin Console to perform the following tasks. o Activating and deactivating Parallels Desktop on individual user devices:
- deploying a corporate Windows image to individual user devices;
- specifying the required amount of disk space to boot the Windows virtual machine and work with it;
- disabling the command line for managing virtual machines on individual user devices;
- enable or disable the anonymous collection of analytical data about the Parallels Desktop product
Chrome OS security standards. By deploying Windows in Google’s Secure Sandbox, there are no risks to Chrome OS.
Convenient licensing model. Licensing by the number of users does not impose any restrictions on the work of employees. IT Pros can easily track user license statuses, purchase and deploy add-ons at any time, or renew resource-based licenses through the Google Admin Console.
Low total cost of ownership and high user satisfaction. Consolidate hardware resources, cut costs, and travel light. Now all the Windows 10 and Chrome OS apps and files that corporate Chromebook users might need are at their fingertips. To work with full-featured Windows applications, you no longer need to buy and maintain a PC (as well as think about where to put it on a trip) or install a VDI solution that is useless in the absence of the Internet.
Parallels premium support. Every customer is eligible for support when they purchase a Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise license. You can request phone or email support through the Parallels My Account portal. There you can also track open requests and their status. Parallels Desktop technical support specialists provide business-class assistance. In addition, answers to various questions about Parallels Desktop can be found in the User’s Guide, Administrator’s Guide, and Online Knowledge Base.
Future updates to Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise are planned to add new features such as support for camera, microphone, and USB devices.
Availability, free trial and pricing
Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is available for purchase today. The cost of an annual subscription for one user is $ 69.99. For more product information and to download a fully functional 1 month free 5 user trial, go to parallels.com/chrome.