With version 9 Parallels updates its device management. The software is aimed at administrators who want to manage Apple devices in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM). It was previously called Parallels Mac Management, but with the new release there is not just one name change.
Apps that companies have purchased as part of Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) can now be distributed, monitored and managed centrally to the clients. The VPP is an offer from Apple, with which companies can buy volume licenses for iPhone and iPad applications.
Apple devices via DEP in the MECM
Furthermore, all Apple systems can now be added to the MECM and configured using the Device Enrollment Program (DEP). Administrators can remotely set up a local management account and the necessary user accounts along with any rights.
A profile with settings such as security, server addresses and applications can also be installed centrally. The iMazing Profile Editor is also on board for this purpose: it can be used to edit configuration profiles directly in the MECM console.
Details on the new version 9 can be found in the associated blog entry of the provider. Parallels is now offering its device management; prices start at 45 euros per year per Mac and 15 euros for the same period per iPhone or iPad.