Microsoft and Citrix build the office space of the future

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
Windows & Software Expert
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  • Microsoft announced a partnership with their old friends from Citrix to build the workplace of the future.
  • Citrix will build a Microsoft-centric Citrix Workspace for Windows Virtual Desktop and Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams.
  • Virtual Desktops can be the future of office spaces. Read more about that in our Virtual Desktop section.
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Microsoft Citrix partnership to improve virtual desktops

The Covid 19 pandemic has definitely shifted all the big companies’ funds towards online communication and any other technology that would allow people to work remotely.

Microsoft is one leading the way in that strategic direction. Not long ago, the giant bought a company to improve business AI and data assessment for companies.

Another big step in that direction is Project Reunion for running apps from the cloud.

Now, Microsoft announced another huge landmark by partnering with their old friends from Citrix to build the workplace of the future.

Microsoft uses Citrix Workspace to improve on virtual desktops

The workspace of the future sounds dreamy but the bottom line for this partnership is to improve the virtual desktop.

Microsoft will use the Citrix Workspace as a preferred digital workspace solution, and Citrix will have Microsoft Azure as the preferred cloud platform.

That means that Citrix customers will move to Microsoft Azure and that will enable people to work anywhere across devices.

As organizations everywhere adapt to new ways of work, they will need to reimagine how and where work gets done. Together with Citrix, we will apply the power of Azure to this challenge, helping our customers seamlessly and securely connect their employees to their applications, so they can be more agile and productive wherever they are

, said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft.

How will the partnership work?

Citrix and Microsoft will set up a roadmap for the transition of application workloads to Azure and enhance the performance of Windows Virtual Desktops.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Managed Desktops and Windows Virtual Desktops will be interconnected to allow customers to run all their workloads on Azure

They will also be able to access Windows-based applications across devices or platforms.

The deal also implies that Citrix will build a Microsoft-centric Citrix Workspace for Windows Virtual Desktop and Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams.

In exchange, Citrix will use Azure and Microsoft 365 to accelerate innovation and enhance productivity.

What do you think about this new partnership? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.