Citrix XenApp vs. RemoteApp: Microsoft just changed the game
Last night Microsoft put out a blog “Microsoft unleashes fall wave of enterprise cloud solutions” buried in that long announcement is this little gem:
"Further, with Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft is introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, available for download in application stores later this month, to provide easy access to PCs and virtual desktops on a variety of devices and platforms, including Windows, Windows RT, iOS, OS X and Android."
As some of you may recall one of the big mistakes I’ve called Microsoft out on is that its RemoteApp platform lacks good clients (see: Wanted: Client Development for Microsoft VDI). In fact in that blog I called out three paths I foresaw Microsoft taking, the third potential path for Microsoft was for them to get in the game and not lean on others to build upon the RemoteApp “framework” and instead turn RemoteApp into a “product”. Last night’s press release from Microsoft sends a very clear signal: they are in the game.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, XenApp vs RemoteApp: Microsoft just changed the game- Gartner