Citrix and Microsoft customers will soon have more options to deploy Windows 10 within their organization. Citrix XenDesktop Essentials Service will accelerate Windows 10 migration for customers who prefer Microsoft Azure cloud solutions. Available exclusively from the Azure Marketplace, XenDesktop Essentials will enable customers who have licensed Windows 10 Enterprise (Current Branch for Business) on a per-user basis the option to deliver a high-performance Windows 10 virtual desktop experience from Azure with the power of XenDesktop.
XenDesktop Essentials will simplify Windows 10 migration, expedite desktop deployment, and streamline ongoing management at scale while delivering a rich user access experience from any device. With cost and speed of delivery in mind, the new Citrix Cloud service is designed to simplify day-to-day operations and reduce the upfront capital expense of migrating to Windows 10 making it easier than ever to upgrade.
XenDesktop Essentials will be the first Citrix Cloud service to be designed specifically for the Azure Marketplace. Together Citrix and Microsoft are partnering to deliver an integrated onboarding experience for both XenDesktop Essentials and Azure IaaS giving you a single transactional interface to deliver a complete Windows 10 digital workspace.
XenDesktop Essentials will leverage the power of Citrix HDX technologies to provide every user with secure access to a high-definition Windows 10 digital workspace on Azure from any device, including Mac, Android, Windows, and Linux devices. XenDesktop Essentials will be the only cloud service that can instantly provision and securely deliver hundreds or thousands of Windows 10 desktops on Azure to every user worldwide.