Parallels has released a new version of its virtualization software for Mac users, adding the ability to install Windows 8.1 Preview using Express installation.
In addition to the aforementioned new feature, Parallels Desktop 8.0.18608.898384 now works with Ubuntu 13.04 in Coherence view mode, and adds a few fixes to enhance Microsoft Office 2013 support.
The update resolves an issue with the Contact Card opening too slowly in Microsoft Outlook 2013, as well as a problem with visual artifacts in Microsoft Outlook 2013.
The new Parallels further offers smoother mouse scrolling in guest operating systems, and improved 3D graphics performance for fans of several video games, including World of Tanks, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and other titles.
An issue with reverted colors on guest OS screenshots is also patched.