Microsoft announced the next step in its broad partnership with Citrix, helping us develop the next generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. The new Citrix XenApp Essentials Service (previously XenApp “express”) builds upon Microsoft’s vision of Azure RemoteApp by tapping industry-leading XenApp technology to provide additional management, user experience, and security features.
XenApp Essentials, the new application virtualization service, combines the power and flexibility of the Citrix Cloud platform with the simple, prescriptive, and easy-to-consume vision of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp. XenApp Essentials provides superior performance and flexibility by moving the backend infrastructure to the cloud, simplifying app delivery without sacrificing management or end user experience.
Citrix delivers simplified management that mirrors many of the workflows existing Azure RemoteApp customers have come to love. XenApp Essentials also simplifies app provisioning, enhances monitoring, strengthens security and optimizes app delivery, which are key features many existing Citrix customers have come to love.
XenApp Essentials is the fastest, easiest way to deliver Windows apps in Azure. Citrix also offers the Citrix Cloud XenApp Service and XenDesktop Service, for delivery of both apps and desktops, plus advanced management and monitoring capabilities.
|XenApp Essentials||XenApp Service and XenDesktop Service|
|Deliver Windows apps|
|Deliver Windows desktops|
|Proactive notifications & alerting|
|Dynamic scaling & power management||Advanced|
|Host location||Azure only||Azure, on-premises, or hybrid|
|Includes NetScaler Gateway Service for secure remote access||Add on available|
|NetScaler integration for secure remote access|
How to get started
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