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June 16, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Parallels launches Android and iPhone versions of Parallels Access remote access app

Last August, Renton-based Parallels launched Parallels Access, an iPad app that allows users to tunnel into their Mac or Windows-based PC, and then remotely use those apps on the iPad as if those apps were made for the iPad.

Today, Parallels is launching the second generation of that app, which now includes support for Android phones and tablets and for iPhones, as well as new features such as a new file browser for iOS and the ability to change screen resolution.

Parallels Access 2.0 working on a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Photo from Parallels)

Parallels Access 2.0 working on a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Photo from Parallels)

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August 27, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Parallels launches iPad app that makes your PC or Mac apps run like iOS apps

Could Parallels’ new app make the question of whether Microsoft will release Office on iPad a moot one?

Renton-based Parallels is launching Parallels Access, an iPad app that allows users to tunnel into their Mac or Windows-based PC, and then remotely use those apps on the iPad as if those apps were made for the iPad.

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July 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Heading into WPC, is Microsoft doing better or worse by its partners?

Microsoft COO B. Kevin Turner is among the executives scheduled to give keynote speeches at this year's WPC. (Photo from Microsoft)

Microsoft COO B. Kevin Turner is among the executives scheduled to give keynote speeches at this year’s WPC. (Photo from Microsoft)

As Microsoft opens its annual Worldwide Partner Conference this week, it’s a good time to ask: How is Microsoft doing in its relationships with its 640,000 partners? And what role might the partners play as Microsoft transforms itself into a devices-and-services company?

I asked the CEOs of  two locally based companies for their perspectives.

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June 5, 2013 at 5:01 AM

Parallels lauching Africa operations

Renton-based virtualization and automation software company Parallels is launching operations in Africa later this month, joining a string of tech companies, including Microsoft, IBM and Google, that have  launched or expanded operations on that continent. “Over the last couple of years, it’s become very clear that there is real and sustained growth in many of…

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