Parallels has released an update to Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac (, the US$79.99 software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting.

The upgrade includes experimental support for Windows 8 Developer Preview and more.  Once Windows 8 is commercially available Parallels will offer full product support.

The new Parallels Desktop 7 build (7.0.14924)is available now by selecting the Parallels Desktop menu, then Check for Updates. Parallels Desktop 7 enables software, mobile and Web developers to safely and simultaneously test a variety of operating systems as guests, as well as develop and test applications on them without risking their development machines. 

The latest update also improves the general performance of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, including optimized CPU usage when Parallels Desktop 7 is idle, improved compatibility with Quicken 2011 personal finance software, and improved support for Autodesk 3DS Max 2012 3D modeling software.