Ensure a better experience with Citrix and Microsoft

Harness the potential of the industry’s most powerful partnership

There’s a reason Microsoft has a massive share of the enterprise market. From innovative team collaboration tools to $1 billion spent annually on cybersecurity research and development1, Microsoft continues to empower productivity worldwide. Yet for many organizations, challenges remain. How can you ensure critical business application compatibility with Windows 10? How can you secure and manage Office 365 on any device alongside other necessary business applications? For more than 30 years, Citrix and Microsoft have been redefining how enterprises deliver a superior employee experience. Whether you’re still wrestling with a Windows 10 migration or are ready to take advantage of Windows Virtual Desktop in Azure, you’ll have a full range of joint solutions for integration, access and usability.

Migrate to Windows 10

Full support for Windows 7 may have officially ended, but moving to Windows 10 remains a roadblock for many. While an estimated 80% of PCs have migrated to Microsoft’s current Desktop platform2, millions more still run on older versions. The longer you wait, the greater your exposure will be to potential security vulnerabilities. Then again, the transition is far from simple. How will you ensure critical apps are compatible with Windows 10? What needs to happen to prevent data loss? How can you ensure a consistent user experience across Mac, Chromebook and other devices? With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, the process is quick and painless. Simply create a Windows 10 desktop image, deploy, and then make updated virtual desktops and compatible apps available to thousands of users with. As new editions and patches arrive, you can implement them once before rolling out to all devices in minutes.

Virtualize Microsoft Teams

As enterprises look for better ways to collaborate, chat, conference and call in one central location, many are turning to Microsoft Teams. Now that more than 13 million employees are using Microsoft’s popular collaboration hub on a daily basis3, many want to access Teams on the different devices they use each day. With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, they can. As the only way to optimize Microsoft Teams in a virtual environment, Citrix gives you a remarkably simple-but-powerful way to deliver across a wide range of operating systems. Users get a fully native high-definition experience, while you maintain server scalability and maximize security. And if you're looking for a similarly effective way to deliver Skype for Business, Citrix has a Microsoft-endorsed VDI solution for that, too.

Enhance Office 365

With over 135 million monthly commercial users of Office 3654, it’s no secret that enterprises everywhere are rapidly adopting cloud-based subscription services to lower costs and improve the user experience. But not every organization can use an online version of Office 365. For many, a hybrid approach is necessary. With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, you can deliver an exceptional Office 365 experience on any device—Android, iOS, Linux, thin clients and more—while simultaneously increasing security and simplifying management. You’ll have full support for macros, plug-ins and other customizations, while users enjoy faster downloads and improved performance.

Embrace Azure and Windows Virtual Desktop

Are you thinking of taking the next step in your digital transformation journey? For that, there’s Windows Virtual Desktop. With more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider and 3,500+ dedicated security experts,5 the Microsoft Azure-hosted desktop virtualization platform offers big benefits for enterprises ready to move to the cloud. Adding Citrix means an even better experience for your users, and server-like scalability for IT. Thanks to close collaboration with Microsoft engineers, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a powerful  solution that gives IT full hybrid management of on-premises and Azure-hosted workloads. It’s the fastest path to taking full advantage of your Windows Virtual Desktop and multi-session Windows 10 opportunities - all while maximizing your existing data center investments and moving at the speed that works best for your business.

1Reuters 2Gartner 3Microsoft Teams 4Microsoft 365 5Microsoft Azure

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