Microsoft announces Global Availability for Windows Virtual Desktop and Citrix is ready to deliver with day 1 Support!
Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop provides an easy path to modernize your environment and reduce data center spending. Together, with robust Citrix management tools, administrators can take advantage of Windows Virtual Desktop including the new multi-session Windows 10 capabilities, extended support for desktop operating systems, and optimizations for Office 365 Pro Plus, while providing the best end-user experience through Citrix HDX optimizations.
Citrix solutions will extend the capabilities of Windows Virtual Desktop across our range of Workspace solutions:
Citrix will offer day 1 support for the new Windows 10 multi-session operating system included as part of Windows Virtual Desktop, which brings server-like scalability alongside the application compatibility and usability benefits of Windows 10. To learn more, check out the preview guide showcasing how Administrators can integrate Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops service with Windows Virtual Desktop, taking advantage of advanced networking capabilities, robust management tools, and high-definition user experience optimizations.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service brings Windows Virtual Desktop to the enterprise through centralized image management, application layering, advanced analytics, and more. Citrix offers full cloud management of Windows Virtual Desktop workloads hosted in Azure alongside on-premises or existing hybrid-cloud VDI deployments. Administrators can manage multiple environments from the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service and choose the best environment for different user needs or data types. Take a step to the cloud with Citrix and Windows Virtual Desktop.
Microsoft has optimized Windows 10 multi-session for Office 365 ProPlus virtualization – Outlook, OneDrive, and Office 365 apps perform flawlessly, and data always stays synchronized. The blazingly fast, high-definition Citrix HDX experience ensures virtualized Microsoft Teams sessions always have high-fidelity video and crystal-clear voice from any location – even from bandwidth-constrained branches and field locations.
With Microsoft’s End of Support (EoS) for Windows 7 expiring in January 2020, customers will need to manage Windows 7 legacy applications as they migrate to Windows 10 and Office 365. With Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops leveraging Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities, customers can virtualize Windows 7 desktops and gain free Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023—giving your IT management more options to support legacy apps and devices while transitioning to Windows 10 and Azure. Citrix Workspace provides that comprehensive virtualization solution to deliver the most productive, secure, and cost-effective experience for users and IT departments.
With reduced cost and speed of delivery in mind, Citrix Managed Desktops is a desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) solution that simplifies day to day operations and reduces the complexity of migrating to Azure-hosted virtual desktops. Deliver a great user experience and streamline management on top of the Windows Virtual Desktop platform with this turnkey offering.
Citrix, a worldwide leader in desktop virtualization, is officially authorized by Microsoft to bring the benefits of Window Virtual Desktops to you.
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