I’ve received a number of questions about the beta update that we released last week, so I wanted to devote this column to explaining what’s new:
Coherence: Run Windows without seeing Windows.
Coherence is a great new view mode that allows you to run any Windows application without seeing the Windows desktop! Each app sits in a self-contained window on your OS X desktop giving the illusion that the VM isn’t even there.
Its wicked cool. Check out Coherence in action:
iPhoto and Safari via Parallels Dekstop’s Coherence
Prefer working with a full Windows desktop? You can still do that, but we’ve made it even easier with a fully resizable window. Now you can just drag the corner of the Parallels window and your VM will automatically resize, without losing resolution.
Run your Boot Camp install in a Parallels virtual machine.
Load your Boot Camp partition in Parallels without losing data, reinstalling applications, or re-loading Windows. A much requested feature that’s finally here!
File sharing just got easier with true “drag and drop”
In addition to a more powerful Shared Folder utility (you can now configure Shared Folders on the fly, while your VM is running), we’ve included true “drag and drop” functionality. Just drag a file from one OS to another and boost productivity even more!
All in all, this beta build has a ton of great stuff…and when its ready to go “live”, it’ll be COMPLETELY FREE to all registered users!
Ready to check it out? Get it now, and learn about how others are using the beta update’s great new features, at the Parallels Technical Forum.
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