Microsoft Jumpstart partners want to speed XP migration projects before the April deadline – and bring them in on time and within the scoped budget. Citrix is key to help.
Citrix has been offering Jumpstart partners no-charge product licenses to accelerate XP migration projects for some time and just revamped the offer to include even more tools to speed XP migrations as the April 2014 deadline nears. Microsoft Jumpstart partners can now take advantage of industry-leading desktop and application virtualization as well as project preparation tools to discover applications and remediate application compatibility issues. Design and deliver both physical and virtual applications in the accessible formats that end users demand.
Microsoft Jumpstart partners can use the same essential software that Citrix Consulting Services relies on for sizing, scoping and accelerating XenApp and XenDesktop migrations, especially when the projects are tied to a XP migration or a Windows Server 2003 upgrade. Citrix services has helped customers around the globe with migrations, now these same resources are available to Microsoft partners to ensure you can bring in XP migration projects on time.
The Citrix Jumpstart offering for XP migrations gives tremendous opportunity to model “what if” scenarios to help ensure both the customer and the partner have a matching viewpoint to the time, cost and risk of a deployment.
There are 3 elements to the Citrix offer for Microsoft Jumpstart partners:
1) 90 day license of the Citrix AppDNA application migration software to automate application compatibility testing across multiple platforms at once, plus provide expert application remediation advice and unmatched migration sizing, scoping and planning. Uniquely, the Citrix Jumpstart offer allows partners an unlimited import of applications into AppDNA – so testing can be completed for some or all applications. AppDNA supports Windows 7/8, IE 9/10, Server 2008 R2/2012, App-V 5, XenApp, XenDesktop + mixed use scenarios. Integration with System Center Configuration Manager & Active Directory, as well as Lakeside Software SysTrack, give true application insight + user and device information means partners can report applications with issues alongside the number of users & machines affected to truly scope best groups for pilots or which business units to deploy last. Learn more about the full AppDNA application compatibility features on the Citrix website.
2) 99 user, 90 day trial of the industry leading XenDesktop for desktop and app virtualization. Strategic partners tie required XP migrations with the opportunity to introduce virtualization for enduser benefit and ongoing consulting. XenDesktop accelerates Windows 7 or Windows 8 adoption by delivering legacy and incompatible applications to the new OS and preventing desktop hardware upgrades. With XenDesktop, organizations can instantly provision new standardized desktops to any user on any device and provide critical application support without disruption. PC refresh cycles can be extended with the same high-performance experience end users expect.
3) Project Accelerator, a best practices tool for planning broader aspects of a virtualization deployment that may be integrated with the XP migration opportunity. Within Project Accelerator is a 60 day trial license for discovery of unmanaged applications in the enterprise, as well as tools for hardware sizing, storage mapping, and best practices. Simplify desktop virtualization planning and installation with decision checklists, best practices, peer benchmarks, documentation and how-to videos – all organized in a no-nonsense, step-by-step way.
The Citrix Jumpstart offer can be accessed by Microsoft Jumpstart partners for planning customer deployments, solving application compatibility issues, and accelerating the overall project. Questions? Contact email@example.com