Citrix XenApp Express replaces Microsoft Azure RemoteApp – the facts so far
During the past week there has been a lot of excitement around the recent announcements regarding Azure RemoteApp being replaced by, what is now temporary called Citrix XenApp Express. Throughout this blog post I’d like to summarize what we know so far.
- First of all, Microsoft has announced that Azure RemoteApp, ARA from now on, will no longer be sold after October 1st 2016. However, existing customers will remain supported until August 31, 2017.
- During Ignite, September 26th, Microsoft and Citrix will showcase this ‘new’ cloud service to the world, though its exact name (now XenApp Express and also referred to as RemoteApp 2.0) is yet to be decided on. An early Tech Preview will be available somewhere in Q4 of this year, you can subscribe here if you are interested.
- The partnership between Microsoft and Citrix has a long history, in fact it dates back over 25 years already. Just recently, during Citrix Synergy (May 2016) a new joint initiative was announced where Windows 10 based VDI machines were introduced as an Azure (only) cloud service powered by Citrix’s XenDesktop, exclusive to both MS and CTX, at least for now. According to Citrix, and I quote ‘the new service is being developed in conjunction with the previously announced XenDesktop for Windows 10 on Azure service. Unifying both efforts showcases the strength of the integrated Citrix and Microsoft partnership as well as demonstrates the commitment from both companies to deliver the best possible application and desktop experience’.
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via Bas van Kaam at basvankaam.com