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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac: Updates Summary

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  • Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.24237) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with OS X Yosemite crashing when starting Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac.
  • Resolves an issue with dragging and dropping files between Macs with OS X Yosemite and virtual machines.
  • Resolves an issue with OS X 10.9.3 and 10.9.4 virtual machines appearing with a black screen on startup.
  • Resolves an issue with losing the network connection in a virtual machine after resuming.
  • Resolves an issue with Unity mode in Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machines.
  • Resolves an issue with a World of Warplanes game crash.
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Desktop 9 update failing.
  • Resolves an issue with drag and drop on a shared folder in Linux virtual machines

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.24229) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Transporter Agent not launching on Windows computers.
  • Resolves an issue with Coherence view mode for Windows 8.1 Update 1 virtual machines.
  • Resolves an issue with jumping to the OS X login screen while working in a Windows virtual machine in Coherence mode on a MacBook Pro with Retina display.
  • Resolves an issue with time synchronization after resuming an OS X virtual machine.
  • Resolves an issue with automatic resolution while resizing an OS X Mavericks virtual machine window.
  • Resolves an issue with OS X virtual machines crashing when more than 64MB of video memory is allocated.
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Tools features (copy and paste, and shared folders) for Mac OS X 10.5 virtual machines.


Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.24217) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with the OS X password not being accepted when exiting Full Screen.
  • Resolves an issue with the virtual machine bridged networking disconnecting after the Mac wakes up from sleep.
  • Resolves an issue with virtual machines booting to a black screen after upgrading to Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac.
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Desktop crashing when switching a virtual machine to Full Screen.
  • Resolves an issue with copying and pasting pictures and screenshots into Microsoft Outlook 2010.
  • Resolves an issue with updating Parallels Tools in Ubuntu virtual machines after upgrading to or updating Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac.
  • Resolves an issue with vertical mouse scrolling not working in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 running in Coherence.
  • Resolves an issue with Autodesk Inventor 2014 crashing during the rendering process.
  • Resolves an issue with a warning about the software from an unidentified developer appearing during Parallels Tools installation in guest versions of OS X.
  • Resolves an issue with OS X virtual machines not booting on a Mac Pro.
  • Resolves an issue with a virtual machine hosting a Hyper-V virtual machine and crashing during the Hyper-V virtual machine restart.


Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.24172) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves an issue with the OS X login screen appearing after moving the mouse pointer to the left bottom corner of the screen while Windows is running in Coherence.
  • Resolves an issue with the prl-cc.exe process blocking Windows shutdown.
  • Resolves an issue with some OpenGL applications (e.g. Google Chrome) crashing accidentally when running in a virtual machine.
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Transporter Agent for Linux not installing on a Linux computer.


Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.23350) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following new features and enhancements:

For Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition only

  • Configure Parallels Desktop to start in the background on Mac startup. Virtual machines configured to start automatically also start on Mac startup.
  • Administrators can set a date and time limit for a virtual machine after which it will stop working. OS X Mavericks support
  • Resolves an issue with system shortcuts not working after upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Windows 8 support

  • Now you can create virtual machines booting from a Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partition.
  • Resolves an issue with Windows virtual machines not switching to Coherence after upgrading to Windows 8.1.
  • Resolves an issue with Windows 8.1 not occupying full screens when running in the non-native Full Screen view mode on multiple displays.
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Tools installing two times in a row in Windows 8.1 after upgrading Parallels Desktop.

Integration

  • Resolves an issue with a guest version of OS X 10.8 not booting correctly after reclaiming disk space.
  • Resolves an issue with virtual machines crashing accidentally when switching to Coherence.
  • Resolves an issue with the Windows taskbar showing while Windows is running in Coherence.

Other

  • Resolves an issue with some notifications and dialogs marked "Don't show again" still showing each time Parallels Desktop opens.
  • Resolves an issue with some virtual machines crashing accidentally on startup.
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Desktop crashing accidentally while creating a Parallels account or virtual machine.
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Desktop not starting after upgrading to a newer version.


Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.23140) includes the following fixes:

  • Resolves a problem with virtual machines crashing accidentally while running on Macs with OS X Mavericks.
  • Resolves a problem with the Parallels Desktop GUI (graphical user interface) crashing accidentally on Macs with OS X Mavericks when switching a virtual machine to Coherence.


Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.23136) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes and enhancements:

OS X Mavericks support

  • Work with Parallels Desktop on a Mac running OS X Mavericks.
  • Install and use OS X Mavericks in a virtual machine.
  • OS X notifications let you know when Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later receives a new email.
  • Support for the OS X Mavericks multiple displays functionality gives you more flexibility to work with Windows and OS X apps at a time when using multiple displays.
  • Support for the OS X Mavericks tags in Finder lets you easily find the virtual machines and virtual machine applications you're looking for.

Usability

  • Easily distinguish your virtual machines running in full screen by their names that appear for a while after switching to the virtual machine.

Devices

  • Resolves an issue with external storage devices (Thunderbolt/FireWire devices and SD/MMC cards connected via the SDXC card slot) not reconnecting to the virtual machine after the virtual machine restart, resume, or reverting to a snapshot.
  • Resolves an issue with external storage devices (Thunderbolt/FireWire devices and SD/MMC cards connected via the SDXC card slot) not reconnecting to the virtual machine after being plugged out and plugged into the Mac again.
  • No more annoying "device connect/device disconnect" sounds when resizing the virtual machine window, switching to Coherence, or during the Parallels Tools installation.

Switch to Parallels

  • Convert VMware virtual machines with Windows 7 (x64) installed via EFI to the Parallels format and use them in Parallels Desktop.
  • Convert VMware virtual machines with Windows XP (x64) to the Parallels format and use them in Parallels Desktop.

Linux support

  • Resolves an issue with drag-and-drop files from Linux to OS X not working when the virtual machine is running in Coherence.

Other

  • Longer battery life of your Mac.
  • The list of languages that sync between the host and guest OSs has been expanded.
  • Check for updates from the "About Parallels Desktop" dialog.


Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.23062) includes the following enhancements:

  • Resolves an issue with horizontal scrolling using a mouse not working in some applications.
  • You can now choose whether to download and install the Parallels Access agent, used with the Parallels Access app to work with your Windows and Mac applications from your iPad.

Known Issues with the latest update:

  • Parallels Desktop may slow down while you’re installing updates from Microsoft.
  • Unable to install Ubuntu via EFI using Express installation.
  • Windows may crash when you switch from using a built-in camera to external one.
  • Microsoft Office 2013 may work slowly when running in Windows 8 with 1 CPU.
  • You may be unable to uninstall Parallels Tools from a Mac OS X virtual machine.
  • Sharing SkyDrive folders with Mac OS X is not supported with the preinstalled Windows 8 SkyDrive app. You must download and install SkyDrive for the desktop: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skydrive/download

    - When using Parallels Desktop on a Mac with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, in some cases the virtual machine process may appear as Not Responding in Activity Monitor. However, it doesn't affect the virtual machine performance in any way.




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