Today in Amsterdam, Citrix joins Microsoft at Ignite | The Tour for the unveiling of the Windows Virtual Desktop public preview. Organizations can leverage Citrix Workspace, including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service, to extend the benefits of Windows Virtual Desktop, adding robust management capabilities to this new platform.

Available exclusively on Azure, Windows Virtual Desktop is the only cloud-based service that delivers a multi-session Windows 10 optimized for Office 365 ProPlus. Administrators can integrate Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service with Windows Virtual Desktop, taking advantage of advanced networking capabilities, robust management tools, and high-definition user experience optimizations. Using Citrix, you can manage these new app and desktop workloads alongside existing on-premises deployments for maximum flexibility in your cloud adoption.

Together, Citrix and Microsoft empower our customers by simplifying and accelerating the delivery of virtual apps and desktops on Azure.

Get an Early Look at Windows Virtual Desktop

As we work with Microsoft toward the official release, we’re encouraging customers to try the Windows Virtual Desktop public preview to get a better understanding of how this offering fits into your cloud strategy. This new platform brings multi-session scalability to the Windows 10 operating system, improving application compatibility and user experience in virtualized environments.

In this demo of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service, you can see the multi-session Windows 10 capabilities of our new Windows Virtual Desktop integration firsthand:

The Future of App and Desktop Virtualization in Azure

Microsoft is redefining the desktop and application virtualization landscape with Windows Virtual Desktop. Our joint customers will no longer have to choose between a server or desktop operating system to provide high-density app and desktop virtualization. Citrix provides our Virtual Apps and Desktops service customers with simplified tools that centrally manage both on-premises and Azure-hosted resources, giving administrators flexibility to integrate Windows Virtual Desktop resources — as well as Azure infrastructure — as needed.

As organizations accelerate their move to the cloud, Citrix will continue to offer unique capabilities for Windows Virtual Desktop that expedite the migration to Azure and deployment of Windows virtual apps and desktops at scale, enhance remote and branch office connectivity, and streamline your corporate digital workspace strategy. Together with Microsoft, Citrix can accelerate your cloud initiatives and help your IT team make the most of these new deployment options.

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