Citrix partners with Microsoft on new Windows 365 integrations

Citrix has today announced that it is working with Microsoft on an upcoming offering that combines Citrix's HDX technology, policy control and ecosystem flexibility with Windows 365.

IT administrators will be offered streamlined Citrix user licensing and employees a seamless switch to Citrix clients through Microsoft Endpoint Manager and

Carisa Stringer, vice president of product marketing at Citrix said that work today is all about flexibility and choice, commenting: “Together, Citrix and Microsoft can provide a new generation of Citrix and Windows 365 users with easy access to the apps and data they need to work when, where and how they choose, leveraging familiar Citrix interfaces and client capabilities.”

Citrix and Microsoft have been partnering for more than three decades to help companies accelerate their digital transformations, and Citrix is now on the list of Windows 365 Approved Partners.

The new joint solution will build on Windows 365’s core value of securely streaming personalised apps, content and settings from the Microsoft cloud to any device, and Citrix’s strength in virtualisation technologies.

It promises optimised voice and video performance for multimedia applications, a high-definition interactive experience across a broad range of endpoint devices and peripherals, granular policy controls to enhance security and protect corporate data, and integration with third-party identity solutions.

“Microsoft and Citrix are committed to delivering solutions that empower our customers to advance the future of work,” said Wangui McKelvey, GM Microsoft 365, Microsoft. 

“This new integration brings together the power of Windows 365 Cloud PCs and the flexibility of Citrix high-definition user experience technology for a more seamless experience for our joint customers via the cloud.”