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Transition to Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure

Citrix Virtual Desktop Essentials is reaching its end-of-life and customers are being directed instead to Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure. Companies will not automatically roll over onto the new system, however, they have until the end of May 2024 to transition.

Moving from Virtual Apps Essentials to the new Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure

Cloud Software Group (Citrix) has decided to discontinue Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Essentials in the Azure Marketplace by issuing the following: end of sale (EOS) on October 31st, 2023, end of renewal (EOR), and end of life (EOL) on May 31st, 2024. Citrix states that the decision was reached to align with Microsoft's termination of its Azure first-party marketplace integration and to support its third-party marketplace.


In place of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Essentials is the Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure solution. Read more about the offering here.

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Migration Process

Ready to migrate from Virtual Apps Essentials to the Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure solution? Partner with Dataprise to ensure the transition is smooth and your experience business continuity. Our team will help you: 

  • Review the procedural and operational differences between the two services before migration
  • Migrate existing workloads to the new service 
  • Replicate existing Citrix and Microsoft policies for continuity of user experience 
  • Move the existing workplace URL to the new service for ease of transition 
  • Train the users on the new functionality and migrated resources


Benefits of the new solution

There are many upgrades in the Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure solution - some of the highlights include: 

  • Scalability and Flexibility:  scalable solutions that adapt to your company’s needs, ensuring that you only pay for your usage.
  • Security and Compliance: ensuring that your data is protected, meeting compliance and data integrity standards.
  • Streamlined Asset Management: allows your IT team to focus on strategic initiatives rather than task-based operations.
  • Accessibility and User Experience: seamless access from anywhere that enhances the user experience and encourages collaboration.
  • Cost-Effective: resource usage is optimized, thus reducing the need for extensive hardware.
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Managed Services Options

  • Full-service management options available at one fixed monthly fee
  • Proactive health and availability monitoring of the client owned Citrix infrastructure
  • Monthly image updates included – Windows OS and 3rd party applications (Adobe, MS Office, etc)
  • 20+ years Citrix experience in both enterprise and SMB environments
  • We have an in-house team of fully certified senior engineers as your one-stop Citrix services provider


Ready to learn more?

As one of the nation's largest managed IT services providers, we are perfectly suited to help migrate your business onto the new Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure solution.