Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. Parallels Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop with 5 reviews vs Parallels Desktop which is ranked 7th in Virtual Desktop. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "The app that they provide works off Mac and Windows". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View and LogMeIn Pro. Parallels Desktop is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and VMware Player.
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Remote Desktop Services
Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data center from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience, and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices. Parallels Desktop Business Edition brings Windows and Windows applications to employees on Mac and enables integration of Mac computers into any work environment from education to financial services, technology, consulting, or medical. Optimized for Windows 10 and 7, macOS High Sierra, and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It can help employees to run business-critical applications without compromise: Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Quicken and QuickBooks for Windows, Access, Project, Autodesk Revit and Inventor, CorelDRAW, ArcGIS, Visio, QuickBooks, Internet Explorer and Adobe Photoshop. Parallels Desktop restricts External Device Access that enforces policies on the use of USB devices, smart cards, and any other external devices plugged into a Mac, for use in Windows. It creates an Expiring Virtual Machines, time-bound and encrypted, that will automatically expire and lock at a defined time to ensure additional security when corporate data is shared externally. Also, Parallels Desktop Business Edition can be deployed through standard software deployment tools. Mass deployment is supported with Jamf Pro, Apple Remote Desktop, IBM Endpoint Manager, Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM, and other solutions.
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Bank Alfalah Ltd.Lytro, University of Washington, Slalom, Veeva Systems, Oklahoma Christian University
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