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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Review

Joshua Stowers
Joshua Stowers
Staff Writer

Citrix XenDesktop offers Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows XP, 7, 8 client desktops. It runs on the HDX protocol, and service can be obtained through authorized service providers. Prices vary depending on the provider.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

The Best Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Providers of 2020

The Verdict

Citrix XenDesktop offers Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows XP, 7, 8 client desktops. It runs on the HDX protocol, and service can be obtained through authorized service providers. Prices vary depending on the provider.

One may wonder why Microsoft is not in this discussion. Microsoft has its Azure RemoteApp platform, however, it is not a complete DaaS solution as it only serves applications from the cloud, not desktops. Some analysts suggest this may be due to complex licensing issues that still need to be resolved. In any case, the company appears to be waiting on the sidelines at this time.

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

The Best Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Providers of 2020

The Verdict

Citrix XenDesktop offers Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows XP, 7, 8 client desktops. It runs on the HDX protocol, and service can be obtained through authorized service providers. Prices vary depending on the provider.

Joshua Stowers
Joshua Stowers
business.com Staff
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Joshua Stowers is a business.com and Business News Daily writer who knows firsthand the ups and downs of running a small business. An entrepreneur himself, Joshua founded the fashion and art publication Elusive Magazine. He writes about the strategic operations entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their small businesses. Joshua writes about choosing the choosing and building business legal structures, implementing human-resources services, and recruiting and managing talent.