Parallels v11 Editions Compared to v10

A comparison of features in Parallels Desktop for Mac v11 editions (released 8/19/2015) with Parallels Desktop for Mac v10 (primary source: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/year-old-parallels-and-vmware-software-wont-be-updated-for-windows-10/)

Parallels v10 vs v11


PDfM v10 PDfM v11 Standard (perpetual license, no maintenance) PDfM v11 Pro (subscription, no perpetual license rights) PDfM v11 Business (previously known as Enterprise; subscription, no perpetual license rights)
Differences between v10 & v11 Standard



Coherence mode for Windows 10 (which lets you run Windows applications on a Mac as if they were native Mac applications) (available for previous Windows OS guests; not available for Windows 10)
Maximum of 16 virtual CPUs and 64GB of RAM per VM
Maximum of 4 CPUs and 8GB of RAM per VM


Linked clones and nested virtualization for Linux guests
Improvements & Enhancements to all v11 editions (as stated by Parallels)



Travel Mode extends the battery life by up to 25 percent by temporarily shutting off select resources
Always on Cortana
Mac's Quick Look feature extended to Windows files
Force Touch gesture support that enables Quick Look or looking up the definition of a word on Macs with the appropriate trackpad
Claimed performance enhancements
When right-clicking a Windows application icon in the Mac dock, can see recent documents in the menu or create new ones
Ready for OS X El Capitan
Mac location services available to Windows applications
Synchronization of volume between OS X and the virtual machine
Easier method to make a Windows application the default application for opening a specific file type
Additional user profiles for developers, power users and testers for optimal configuration for their particular scenarios
Advanced networking tools and configuration for virtual networks to test complex networking scenarios, including the ability to simulate some network instabilities
Headless mode for running virtual machines in the background without user interface
Pro and Business edition features



Integration with developer tools Docker, Visual Studio, Chef, Jenkins, and Vagrant

With support for Box & the business editions of Dropbox and OneDrive, Macs can share business cloud storage with Windows 

Complimentary Parallels Access (www.parallels.com/access) subscription to remotely access Macs from any device

24/7 phone and email support

Business edition features



Centralized management of virtual machines


Web-based license management portal


Business-class support


Ability to enforce security policies on USB devices


Licensing and Pricing



Perpetual License for purchased version

Subscription (includes upgrades to versions released during term of subscription)

DoIT Selling Price (as of 08/28/2015; see catalog or request quote for current prices)  Not available
$39

Not available

12 months: $49.60
24 months: $89.27
36 months: $119.03
48 months: $158.71
Retail Pricing Not available
$79.99 ($49.99 if upgrading from v9 or v10; can upgrade for no charge if purchased v10 on or after 7/29/2015) $99.99/year (one-time offer of $49.99/year for life if upgrading from v9 or v10)  $99.99/year




Keywords:parallels 11 10   Doc ID:55418
Owner:Warren R.Group:DoIT Tech Store
Created:2015-08-20 06:46 CDTUpdated:2015-08-28 06:37 CDT
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