Earlier this month, the company delivered "experimental support" for Windows 8 in Parallels 7, including an easy way to download and install Windows 8 Release Preview from the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
Parallels has committed to providing full support for Windows 8 once the final version of the operating system ships, Mr Zubarev said, but he warned that support will be provided in whichever version of Parallels Desktop is current at that time.
"We are on an annual cadence for Parallels Desktop releases," he said, which implies Parallels 8 will arrive in early September. That could be good news for existing owners, as Microsoft has hinted at an October launch for Windows 8.
Upgrades for Parallels Desktop are relatively pricey at around 50% of the licence price. But the company claims a 75% market share with Parallels 7, and Mr Zubarev claimed "we we definitely do it again with Parallels 8."
He would not be drawn on details, but said Parallels 8 will have a couple of new features that will keep it ahead of VMware Fusion for most of the annual cycle.