Parallels says Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (parallels.com/desktop) now provides experimental support for Windows 10 Technical Preview and Office Preview for Windows 10, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Now users who wish to try the newest OS from Microsoft can do so without the inconvenience of deleting an existing OS or the uncertainty of installing a new and non-final version of Windows 10 directly on their machines. The Parallels Wizard lets you download the Windows 10 Technical Preview directly from within Parallels Desktop, creating a virtual machine to try out everything Windows 10 has to offer, including such features as the new Start menu, Photos, Maps app, Cortana and Windows Store beta which offers Office Preview for Windows 10.
“Parallels Desktop enjoys very strong support among software developers and IT pros. We are happy to deliver all the tools they need to quickly and safely test or run the latest OS and applications, now including the Windows 10 Technical Preview,” says Parallels President Jack Zubarev.
Early adopters who want to try out Microsoft’s latest OS and offer feedback have the option to do so in Parallels Desktop without having to erase their existing OS. Mac users can download a free two-week trial of Parallels Desktop and use the Parallels Wizard to install and try the free Windows 10 Technical Preview today.
The latest release of Parallels Desktop for Mac (10.1.4, build 28883) is required for this experience with the Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 9926).
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is available at parallels.com/desktop. The standard retail price of Parallels Desktop 10 is US$79.99, and the Student Edition is available for $39.99. Upgrades for existing Parallels Desktop 8 or 9 customers are $49.99.
Parallels Desktop 10 customers receive a complimentary three-month subscription to the Parallels Access app (parallels.com/access) for up to five Macs and PCs and an unlimited number of iOS and Android mobile devices. Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition is available via parallels.com/business.