Earlier this month at Citrix Synergy, in front of 12,000 attendees, Jesse Lipson demonstrated how Citrix Workspace Cloud provides access to apps, documents and collaboration services from a cloud-hosted platform.

In just a few minutes, he showed how Citrix Workspace Cloud is revolutionizing the way IT can deliver business resources while giving IT administrators the agility and flexibility they have long desired to rapidly provision new workspaces. And in a related blog post, he explained the importance of Citrix Workspace Cloud for businesses and their employees as markets become more dynamic and mobile.

While Jesse’s on-stage demo was captivating, he had more news. He announced that any IT admin–anywhere–can demo Citrix Workspace Cloud using the free Test Drive option. Test Drive is a self-service demo with the ability to instantly share the experience of using virtual apps and desktops on any device—and to get a sneak peek at the Workspace Cloud admin console.

Today, we are taking it one step farther by announcing the actual Trial of the Apps and Desktops Service on Citrix Workspace Cloud.

So, if you are reading this, you have probably tried the Test Drive with pre-created apps and thought to yourself, ‘If only I could provision to my actual business apps and desktops’ then I could really see this cloud platform in action.  Well, now you can!  With the newly announced Trial you can hook your infrastructure into Citrix Workspace Cloud.

So, how does it work? Apps and Desktops Service enables the IT admin to grant secure access to business critical workloads but without the need to host management components. These management components are hosted and managed by Citrix within the Citrix Workspace Cloud.

This gives you the flexibility to choose the infrastructure that best fits your needs, whether on premises or in the private/public cloud.

Further, it also provides you with a way to design a hybrid model to meet different business needs across your organization. Finally, with the Apps and Desktops Service the product installation, setup, configuration, upgrades and monitoring is completely handled by Citrix! Not only can you create workspaces in minutes, your app and desktop virtualization solution is always up to date with the latest updates and features. All of these benefits help facilitate a large number of new and existing use cases while introducing additional cost savings.

This service, which is now available for trial, is going to be a game-changer in the way you can deliver apps and desktops. To get access to the Apps and Desktops Service, just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to https://onboarding.cloud.com

2. Create an account with your company’s email ID or login with your MyAccount (or MyCitrix) credentials.

3. Once you are logged in, under the “Explore” section click on the “Design” button, as shown below:

4. Once in the Design section, click on “Request Trial” under the Apps and Desktops tile.

That’s it! Once your 60-Day Apps & Desktops Trial is approved and set up, you will receive an email to get started.