Citrix and Microsoft align to help businesses embrace digital transformation with cloud and mobility

Combined solutions to accelerate moving to Azure Cloud, Windows 10, and Office 365, and advance security, cloud and mobility strategies 

Recent announcements

Reduce overall IT cost and increase efficiency with cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure

Leverage your XenDesktop perpetual licenses by implementing on Azure for maximum savings. Extend Azure infrastructure to offer file syncing and sharing with ShareFile, and add NetScaler to increase the efficiency of your cloud-based network deployment. All three products work together to make your cloud solution work for you.

Accelerating the move to Windows 10

XenDesktop, including the full power of XenApp, enables IT organizations to deliver immediate access to core business applications on Windows 10 devices. XenDesktop with AppDNA can reduce the cost and complexity of application upgrades, migrations and updates by as much as 90 percent.

Citrix will offer Windows Enterprise per user customers the option to manage their Windows 10 Enterprise Current Branch for Business images on Azure through its XenDesktop VDI solution. This will help customers deploy virtual apps or desktops and, along with existing Citrix’ migration services, accelerate Windows 10 adoption for those customers who are using Microsoft Cloud solutions.

Ask the architect - how do I ensure application compatibility when migrating to Windows 10

Enabling productivity in the cloud with Office 365

Citrix and Microsoft are enabling companies to realize the collaboration and communications benefits of Office 365. Customers will be able to take advantage of an optimized Skype for Business “dial-tone” level of experience delivered with the high security of Citrix XenApp and in XenDesktop virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. XenApp also allows customers to run the full versions of Office 365, including Office plugins and macros giving customers more complete usage of their Office 365 subscriptions.

Skype for Business with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

Expanding enterprise mobility capabilities

To further help companies deliver great productivity experiences for their employees, while enabling IT professionals to help protect company data across both cloud and on-premises applications, Citrix and Microsoft are integrating Citrix XenMobile and NetScaler with the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS.)

In addition, the Citrix Worx Mail and Forms applications, ShareFile enterprise file share and sync and Citrix Receiver will support EMS, so that customers can manage and secure these mobile app experiences using the same mobile application management capabilities used to manage Office 365 and SAP Fiori apps.