Today, Citrix is introducing a new Citrix Workspace Cloud Labs offering. AppDNA Express is now available to anyone with a free Workspace Cloud account and is designed to help ease the enterprise migration to Windows 10. AppDNA Express is built on the same core technology as our AppDNA feature available in XenApp and XenDesktop Platinum edition.

AppDNA Express is the latest addition to the Citrix Workspace Cloud Labs portfolio. This is our cloud innovation platform where Citrix provides early access to experimental offerings and features. There couldn’t be a better time for Citrix to release AppDNA Express. In a recent survey, more than half of our XenApp and XenDesktop customers said that their biggest concern with Windows 10 is migrating enterprise apps. While more than a quarter say that the process of migrating their employees to Windows 10 is their biggest concern right now. Well now, they have AppDNA Express here to help.


AppDNA Express, built on the Microsoft Azure platform, is a great way to get an early read on compatibility between your apps and the latest version of Windows. You can try AppDNA Express here:

All you have to do is upload your Windowx XP application MSI to the AppDNA Express service. That’s it!  Citrix will analyze your MSI and send you a summary report with one of the following three results:

  1. Yes, your app is fully compatible
  2. Your app requires some tweaks to run on Win10
  3. Major work required to make your app run on Win10

AppDNA Express Sample Report v1

AppDNA Express is a great way to get started.  However, Citrix also heard from customers that they are looking for tools that can help them automate the process of moving applications to new operating systems.


This is exactly what the full version of AppDNA, available in XenApp and XenDesktop Platinum edition, can provide. You can get more detailed application compatibility analysis by trying out the Platinum feature in the XenDesktop trials. The Platinum feature of AppDNA available in XenApp and XenDesktop is a comprehensive application compatibility and migration tool as well as a great way to streamline on-going application management.

Stay tuned for more exciting enhancements to AppDNA Express. For example, we plan to launch support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.x based application migration, followed by the ability to analyze applications packaged as setup.exe files. Meanwhile, try it out and let us know what you think in the Forums.

Finally, if you are a Citrix partner and plan on attending Citrix Summit 2016, you can learn more about AppDNA Express in this breakout session.