Windows 10 – Good news for Citrix too

|July 16, 2015 0
Says it is a good time time to embrace app and desktop virtualization as a long-term strategy to improve the management, security and performance of Windows apps and desktops

INDIA: Citrix has announced products and tools to help Microsoft customers accelerate the adoption of Windows 10 and simplify migrations to the new operating system. As people start using personal or corporate Windows 10 laptops and tablets for work, they will need to access core Windows business applications.

Citrix tells its app and desktop virtualization software and migration tools enable partners and IT organizations to deliver immediate access to core business applications on new Windows 10 PCs and tablets, simplify the rollout of Windows 10 desktops and streamline the business app migration process. Operating system upgrades like Windows 10 serve as an ideal time to embrace app and desktop virtualization as a long-term strategy to improve the management, security and performance of Windows apps and desktops.

It explains in an announcement that major operating system migrations typically present a number of key challenges for enterprises. The first priority is to make sure current business-critical applications and data are supported and available on the new operating system. Another priority is to migrate applications to the new operating system, a process that can be costly and time-consuming without the right tools and processes. IT organizations also need to deploy the new Windows 10 operating system across a variety of hardware and office locations in as seamless a manner as possible. Citrix adds it offers software, tools and processes that address all of these potential migration issues.

“To help deliver current, vital business applications to people using new Windows 10 computers and tablets, XenApp, in conjunction with the newly available Citrix Receiver for Windows 10 ensures a seamless experience, enabling workers to remain productive throughout the migration. In the process, by delivering all Windows apps with XenApp, enterprise IT organizations can increase business mobility by enabling productivity on any desktop or mobile device. To move existing Windows apps to Windows 10, IT can use Citrix AppDNA to help automate and analyze app capability and remediate issues, reducing the cost and complexity of application upgrades, migrations and updates by as much as 90 per cent.” Citrix states.

Additionally, to aid in the deployment of Windows 10, Citrix will soon offer Windows 10 virtual desktop support in XenDesktop. This will enable IT to more easily deploy the new operating system across a multitude of new and legacy devices, in distributed locations that increases IT governance while reducing management cost and complexity. Once virtual desktops have been deployed, the entire process for handling updates, upgrades, software maintenance and migrations is dramatically simplified.


Many organizations will also take the Windows migration event as an opportunity to further their cloud adoption strategies, and those organizations looking to self-manage cloud-based Windows apps and desktops, with the guidance of Citrix Solution Advisors, can take advantage of Citrix reference architectures for deploying XenApp and XenDesktop as well as Citrix NetScaler on Azure, the company informs.


Nabeel Youakim, Vice President, Product Management, Windows App Delivery, Citrix tells, “We anticipate tremendous demand for XenApp and XenDesktop in the coming year as our IT organizations depend on Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop virtualization technology to ensure successful Microsoft Windows migrations, which are ideal opportunities for enterprises to embrace virtualized mobile workspaces. XenApp app delivery ensures employees with new Windows 10 devices can access vital Windows business applications optimized for previous Windows versions.”

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