Parallels Access 1.1 offers improved networking, enhanced Windows support and more

Parallels, the folks famous for their Windows (and other OS) virtualization for the Mac, released version 1.1 of Parallels Access on Tuesday. Access is an iPad app that "applifies" Windows and Mac applications from the desktop, making them easy to, well, access and use on your iPad.

Parallels Access 1.1 offers several new improvements and features:

  • Full support for remote computers running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, in addition to Macs running Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion
  • Localization in 11 languages — In addition to English and German, Parallels Access now supports Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
  • An iOS 7 redesign — Bringing the latest iPad OS updates from Apple to the Parallels Access experience
  • Single port connection — Parallels has now made it easier to work within certain corporate networks

Parallels is offering a choice between a US$4.99 monthly or $49.99 annual Parallels Access subscription that lets subscribers access up to 10 PC or Mac computers. The updated app is available now in Apple's App Store as a free download and comes with a free two-week trial. New purchasers of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac get a free six-month subscription.