Since Microsoft has authorized the use of Parallels Desktop to run Windows 11 on Macs with Apple silicon chips, this is now legally possible.

Many business workers had hoped that Microsoft would allow Windows to run on Apple Silicon Macs.

They can now do so formally.
The official Windows 11 Arm solution, Parallels Desktop, is now available for Macs with M-series CPUs.

Windows for us Mac users

The decision is especially advantageous for businesses with diverse fleets because it makes switching to Macs easier across the board.
Additionally, it means that those brand-new Apple computers can support old Windows applications.

It will be simpler for businesses to incorporate Mac with Apple Silicon into their IT infrastructure and increase the adoption of Apple hardware in the workplace, according to a senior vice president of product at Alludo.

Given Apple’s rising status in enterprise IT, that was a wise decision.

Observe The Data

According to IDC data, Macs saw a 60% rise in market share between 2019 and 22; this represents a growth rate 10 times greater than the PC market.
Presently, 10.8% of all PC sales globally are Macs.
This is due in part to efforts to adopt employee technology preference; according to a recent statement from Cisco, 59% of new employees opt for a Mac.

In this situation, maintaining Mac and Windows system compatibility turns into a business prerogative, which is why Microsoft decided to use Parallels to add support for Windows on M-series Macs.
To be fair, Microsoft has continually enhanced the functionality of all of its products to support Apple’s new processors.

Pro and Enterprise versions of Windows 11

According to Microsoft, Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise are both enabled.
There are some restrictions, primarily in relation to Linux and Android virtualization in Windows environments;
Windows 32-bit Arm applications are.

Integration appears to be very strong; you can download, install, and configure Windows 11 very easily from within the Parallels environment.
(After installation, you’ll need to buy and enable Windows 11).
The installation relies on both the robust security built into Macs and a virtual TPM chip to protect the environment.

IT managers can download Windows from Microsoft and will need a volume license agreement to install Windows Enterprise.
Users can obtain from the Microsoft 365 admin center or the Volume Licensing Service Center.

Credit: computerworld