Microsoft and Citrix have worked together for decades, delivering technology solutions that help IT support their businesses. Over time, Microsoft and Citrix solutions have evolved together to enable an efficient, high-performing, work-from-anywhere model to meet the needs of an increasingly distributed workforce.
Expanding that historical relationship, we are excited to announce today that a new value-add solution is in development that integrates Citrix high-definition user experience (HDX) technology with Windows 365. This integration will empower a new generation of Windows 365 and Citrix users to access their persistent, cloud-hosted Windows 11 or Windows 10 desktops from anywhere, on any device.
Integrated Windows 365 and Citrix HDX technology
Windows 365 brings together the power of Microsoft Azure and the capabilities of Windows desktops to securely stream a full Windows experience—including personalized apps, content and settings—from the Microsoft cloud to any device.
Citrix HDX enhances a remote Windows 11 or Windows 10 desktop access experience by optimizing the delivery of high-end graphics and multimedia; broad endpoint devices, identity provider, unified communications vendor and peripheral support; and adaptive network compression technology.
Citrix and Microsoft will bring Citrix HDX technologies to Windows 365 later this year, offering IT admins streamlined Citrix user licensing and employees a seamless switch to Citrix clients through Microsoft Endpoint Manager and windows365.microsoft.com.
"Citrix and Microsoft are committed to delivering industry-leading solutions to enable secure, remote work" says Calvin Hsu, VP of Product Management, Citrix. "This joint engineering effort brings unique Citrix high-definition technologies to end users and sophisticated management controls to IT, extending the value of Cloud PCs."
Whether you are looking to quickly onboard and offboard employees, address new use cases, or more, Citrix and Windows 365 can deliver on the diverse needs of your hybrid workforce.