Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac updates summary

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Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac 17.0.1 (51482)

This update for Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac 17.0.1 (51482) addresses overall stability and security issues and includes the following fixes and improvements:

Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac 17.0.0 (51461)

Performance

For all supported Mac computers:

For Mac computers with the Apple M1 chip only:

For Mac computers with an Intel processor only:

 

Graphics

For all supported Mac computers:

For Mac computers with the Apple M1 chip only:

 

Ready for macOS 12 Monterey

As a main operating system:

When macOS 12 Monterey is officially released, you can upgrade your Mac computers both with the Apple M1 chip and an Intel processor. Parallels Desktop 17 fully supports this new operating system.

As a virtual machine:

In collaboration with Apple, Parallels engineers created the World's first prototype of a macOS 12 Monterey virtual machine running on a Mac with the Apple M1 chip. To use this virtual machine, you need a Mac with macOS 12 Monterey or later. Since it is an experimental support for Monterey virtual machines on M1 Macs, please note that productivity and integration features are not available yet.

If you have a Mac with an Intel processor, create and use macOS 12 Monterey virtual machines without any limitations.

 

Ready for Windows 11

When Windows 11 is officially released, install and use Windows 11 in Parallels virtual machines on Mac computers both with the Apple M1 chip and an Intel processor. If you want to try it earlier, you can already install and work with Windows 11 Insider Preview.

 

Usability

 

Integration

 

Devices

For all supported Mac computers:

For Mac computers with the Apple M1 chip only:

For Mac computers with an Intel processor only:

 

Other

 

Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac Pro Edition only

For all supported Mac computers:

For Mac computers with the Apple M1 chip only:

 

Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac Business Edition only

 

What was Deprecated or Removed from Parallels Desktop 17

According to the statistics from the users who participate in the Parallels Customer Experience program, some of the product features are used very seldom or not used at all. We have decided to either stop supporting them or completely remove from Parallels Desktop and focus on more important features and further enhancements.

Please see below which features were removed and which deprecated. Removed features are no longer available in Parallels Desktop 17 while deprecated ones continue working though they are not supported anymore and will be removed in the next product versions.

All the features mentioned below are not business-critical, so these changes will have no impact (or very little) on your work.

Removed features:

Deprecated features:

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