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5 Things To Know About The Latest Citrix-Microsoft Pact

‘As organizations everywhere adapt to new ways of work, they will need to reimagine how and where work gets done,’ says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella of the pact.

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Reinforcing Preferred Relationship

A few years ago, Citrix designated Microsoft Azure as its strategically preferred public cloud for hosting Citrix Workspace—a portal for ingesting all Citrix back-end services, as well as dozens of apps from popular Software-as-a-Service vendors.

With their latest agreement, Citrix has “reinforced” that status, Fuller said, making clear the virtualization vendor first recommends Azure to its on-premises customers looking to adopt a public cloud platform to make it easier to work from anywhere, on any device.

Microsoft reciprocated by designating Citrix Workspace, for the first time, as its “preferred digital workspace solution” to run on Azure.

“Our customers want the technology to work together, and we’re making sure we work together in the field and are having the conversations our customers want to hear,” Fuller said.

The special relationship doesn’t mean exclusivity, she noted. Both Citrix and Microsoft will always support customers using the public clouds or virtual desktop and application platforms of their choice.

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