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During the Microsoft Ignite conference, Citrix announced a renewed collaboration with the tech giant from Redmond. This results in various technological integrations and joint programs to help customers implement their cloud strategies. This is to deliver simple, ready-to-use solutions to users.

For example, Citrix will become a Microsoft Direct Cloud Service Provider for the first time. This allows customers to purchase Workspace cloud-based solutions from the Azure Marketplace, including Microsoft 365 licenses and Azure capacity. According to the company, this has the advantage that customers can switch quickly from purchase to production, without having to worry about different transactions. These combined Citrix and Microsoft solutions will also be available through Citrix Solution Advisors and Citrix and Microsoft service providers.


The first joint cloud service provided by the two companies is a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution integrated with Windows Virtual Desktop. With this service, customers can buy and use a virtual desktop on Azure within a few hours.

The collaboration also results in technological integrations for Citrix Networking and Citrix Analytics. According to Citrix, Networking is one of the few integrated solutions that quickly delivers optimal performance to customers who are running workloads in Azure, using Office 365 or considering moving their virtual desktops to the cloud.

Cloud Alliance

On Ignite, Microsoft and Citrix also made it clear that the transition to the cloud can be complex for customers who need expert guidance to plan and execute the migration. That is why they jointly support a group of qualified partners through the Cloud Alliance initiative. This is a program that invests in specialized commissioning, incentives and resources for participating partners to ensure customers best practices for cloud solutions.

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