Microsoft has adapted Skype for business to be used in Citrix environments.


Microsoft and Citrix are old acquaintances. Both companies maintain a healthy relationship for years; so much so that rumors about a possible purchase of Citrix by Microsoft have always circulated through ICT mentors.

At the moment it seems that your relationship will be limited to two strategic agreements. They just announced a new collaboration: Citrix will take XenApp Essentials and XenDesktop to the Azure Marketplace.

This will be an optimization in the secure delivery of Windows 10 virtual desktops and applications running in the Microsoft cloud to any type of device.

Part of the alliance is also the adaptation of the Skype for business collaborative tool to be used in Citrix environments (XenApp and Xen Desktop). In this way Citrix becomes a partner with an advantage; the only one that has the optimized solution for your remote desktop technology.