Microsoft officially authorized the use of Windows 11 on Mac Parallels Desktop running on Apple Silicon chips. The arm versions of Windows 11 will now run on Macs running M-series processors. This means legacy Windows apps will be supported on the new Apple computers. With this move, Apple will have accelerated status in enterprise IT .
In a statement by Kamal Srinivasan, Alludo senior vice president of product, who stated that “This will make it easier for enterprises to integrate Mac with Apple Silicon into their IT infrastructure and increase adoption of Apple hardware in the workplace.”
According to Microsoft, Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise will be supported, however there are some limitations, principally around virtualized Android and Linux within the Windows environment; 32-bit Arm apps for Windows are not supported.
However if you are using a higher bit, you can download, install, and configure Windows 11 very easily from within the Parallels environment. Although you will need to purchase and activate Windows 11 after installation. The installation uses a virtual TPM chip and also leans into the tough security built inside Macs which gives a very secure environment.
For administrative purpose, deploying Windows Enterprise will need a volume license agreement and will be able to download Windows from Microsoft. Users can download from the Volume Licensing Service Center or the Microsoft 365 admin center.
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