Apple launched its custom-built ARM-based M1 chip recently, and today the dev community out there is working night and day on bringing their apps to the platform.
In addition, Parallels has additionally started the job on its very own software designed to bring Windows to everything about Apple Silicon, and never in the past, the organization announced the very first preview build allowing users to try out the whole thing early.
The fact is Parallels wasn’t alone in its struggle to run Windows on Apple Silicon, as Microsoft itself helped the organization do this.
It’s not so clear how the two collaborated, but Omar Shahine, OneDrive v . p ., applauded the joined effort on Twitter. Dang this really is amazing! Windows 10 ARM running on MacBook Air M1. Great performance and battery life! Thanks @ParallelsMac and @Microsoft for releasing the ARM build of Windows!” he tweeted.
Microsoft committed to Apple Silicon
Funny enough, Apple executives themselves said captured that bringing Windows to Apple Silicon is a decision that just Microsoft could make when they wish to.
“That’s really up to Microsoft,” Craig Federighi, SVP of Software Engineering, said. “We possess the core technologies to allow them to do that, to operate their ARM form of Windows, which in turn obviously supports x86 user mode applications. But that is a choice Microsoft needs to make, to bring to license that technology for users to run on these Macs. However the Macs are extremely very able to it.”
Meanwhile, the world of Apple Silicon is growing, and Microsoft is investing big on software optimizations for that new chip. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, and other top Microsoft applications are becoming support for that M1 processor, as Microsoft wants everything to operate as smoothly as you possibly can around the new Apple hardware.