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"It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.""The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront.""The pricing is moderate."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the remote application access.
Top Answer: It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.
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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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Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd.Lytro, University of Washington, Slalom, Veeva Systems, Oklahoma Christian University
Top Industries
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Media Company7%
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 8 reviews while Parallels Desktop is ranked 9th in Virtual Desktop. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.6, while Parallels Desktop is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "It's predictable but they need to develop better support for remote desktops for alternative platforms". On the other hand, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas Parallels Desktop is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware Horizon View and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops.

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