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Citrix & Microsoft: Future of Work

Citrix and Microsoft have announced a new agreement to strengthen and deepen one of the longest strategic partnerships between two technology vendors in the industry.

Following a period of unprecedented growth in the adoption of remote and hybrid working, Citrix and Microsoft have agreed a multi-year deal to develop a “connected roadmap” for delivery of integrated workspaces, offering the best user experience for accessing Microsoft 365 Services, Teams and Windows Virtual Desktop.

Under this agreement, Microsoft will select Citrix Workspace as a preferred workspace solution for customers whose needs exceed the native capabilities of Windows Virtual Desktop, and Citrix will select Microsoft Azure as the preferred public cloud provider for Citrix Workspace solutions.

Microsoft and Citrix have committed to the delivery of tools and services to simplify the journey of customers to consume Citrix Workspace and Microsoft Azure, while delivering a first-class integrated user experience.

This news will be welcomed by many businesses who have begun reviewing their flexible working capabilities and are considering Public Cloud for delivery of scalable capacity. Joint development efforts previously have yielded capabilities such as Microsoft Teams optimisation capabilities (with Citrix being first to market) and support for Windows 10 Multi-Session in Microsoft Azure.

"We are pleased to announce that Citrix and Microsoft are joining forces to reimagine this new, flexible workplace.

This multi-year agreement builds upon the already strong strategic partnership between Citrix and Microsoft. Through this deal, Citrix Workspace will become a preferred digital workspace platform for Microsoft customers, and Microsoft Azure will become a preferred public cloud for companies using Citrix solutions.

Together both Citrix and Microsoft will help customers in Reimagining the Employee Experience, Simplicity of DX with Hybrid Cloud, Industry Leading Security, Improved Time to Value of M365/Teams, Customers Environmental Sustainability Agenda & Evergreen Functionality". Jez Haisman - Director SI Development, Microsoft EMEA

Ultima work closely with both Citrix and Microsoft to deliver Windows Virtual Desktop and Citrix Workspace solutions. To understand how these technologies can deliver flexible working capabilities for your business, contact us today.

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About our Microsoft partnership

At Ultima, we live and breathe Microsoft. We’ve been a Microsoft Gold partner for over 25 years and accumulated 12 Microsoft Gold Partner Competencies. These span App Dev, Cloud Platform, Data Management Business Apps, Mobility and Productivity. We are also 1 of only 4 Fast Track Ready LSPs for Modern Workplace which allows us to seamlessly migrate customers from legacy software over to Office 365.

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About our Citrix partnership

Over the past 20 years, Ultima have developed a strong, strategic relationship with Citrix, maintaining a large team of licensing, technical and sales specialists. As a Platinum Solutions Advisor, Ultima enjoy preferential access to Citrix resources, support and training, allowing our in-house technical team to offer comprehensive product information, custom product configurations as well as direct support and on-going 24x7 managed services.

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Written by Andy McCullough, Solutions Architect

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