Overall Satisfaction with Parallels Desktop
I deployed Parallels Desktop to 40 Macs. Parallels is mainly used on MacBooks; Parallels Desktop for Mac was deployed to Mac users who need Windows to run some applications but wanted a stable operating system to run on. Once deployed we were able to recoup PCs and redeploy them to other users. We also used Parallels Desktop for Mac in a classroom with 15 Macs. The setup saved the school $15,000 for three semesters because the classroom could accommodate Windows or Mac users so the school wouldn’t have to rent outside space.
- Parallels Desktop is very stable and over the year has improved tremendously. I particularly love the migration, this feature allows a user to convert a desktop image to virtual image.
- Parallels Desktop is very user friendly and users actually believe they are working on a real Windows Desktop. I use Parallels Desktop to constantly test applications that need to run in both a Windows and Mac environment.
- I love the snapshot feature I recovered several users VM with this feature it's one of best backup options I have ever used.
- I am quite satisfied with features and I have no complaints. I have no problem with functionality.
- It would be nice if it was a little bit cheaper for home users.
- It saved the school $15,000 dollars for three semesters - classrooms used with a dual purpose (Windows and Mac).
Parallels Desktop Feature Ratings
Parallels Desktop Implementation
The only advice I can provide is think about who is using the product and build the image based on the true needs of the user.
Yes - There were two phases testing and deployment. I created a VM then deployed to a test group based on their feedback. I made changes and improvements before deployed the finished product.
Change management was minimal - I learned testing and re-testing and documentation is crucial before deploying any product. Creating easy to read documentation made it easier for users to use the product.