Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac launched in September and I finally got around to upgrading to the new version on my Macbook Pro. They claim there are some pretty lofty improvements in Windows 7 performance and startup times.. Oh, and you can play 3D games in your VM too. After playing with it a little bit, surfing the net in the W7 VM does seem a little snappier, but it still takes a couple minutes to boot up the VM from scratch. Not sure if I need to enable something to make that move faster. I normally just put the VM to sleep anyway, which is pretty fast to wake up.
What caught my eye this morning is a new feature which lets you access applications running in your Windows VM from an iPhone or iPad.