In Q4 2016, Azure RemoteApp Customers Save on Citrix Cloud Services

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Microsoft announced that they are winding down the Azure RemoteApp cloud-based app hosting service and directing customers to Citrix XenApp Express for their cloud-based app hosting needs.

XenApp Express, currently under development, will be based on the existing, full-featured XenApp and XenDesktop service, currently available in Citrix Cloud. While XenApp Express will be very similar to current Citrix Cloud services and include enterprise-grade features, it will have simplified management capabilities and Azure Marketplace integration to make it easier than ever to get started.

Can’t wait for XenApp Express to transition from Azure RemoteApp? You don’t have to!

Existing Azure RemoteApp customers can subscribe to the Citrix Cloud Virtual Apps and Desktops package at half of the regular price. That’s right, you get all of the performance, capability and scale of the full service at a special introductory price of only $15 per user per month, while continuing to host your applications in Azure. There are a few requirements that need to be met to take advantage of this Q4 2016 promotion:

  • Minimum of 100 subscribed users
  • Proof that you are an existing Azure RemoteApp customer
  • Discount pricing is valid for a 1-year term only
  • Order must be received within the promotion period–October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
  • Customers are only allowed to use Azure as the resource location for their workloads

If you want to wait for XenApp Express, stay tuned—pricing and packaging are coming soon. In the meantime, I encourage you to watch the joint Microsoft and Citrix on-demand webinar ‘Making Cloud Simpler, Business Faster’ and register for the tech preview for more information.

While XenApp Express will be great, if you have an immediate need for hosting apps in the cloud,  contact your Citrix or Microsoft representative today to take advantage of this limited-time promotion that gets you a feature-rich solution at half price. Get started in the cloud today!

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