Main difference between Citrix workplace, AWS virtual desktop and W365

Khushboo Kumari 97 Reputation points


I want to know the major and main difference in Citrix workplace, AWS virtual desktop and W365?


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  1. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,657 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Khushboo Kumari Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Q&A.

    Citrix Workspace, Azure Virtual Desktop, and Windows 365 are all solutions for delivering virtual desktops and applications to users. Here are the main differences between them:

    Citrix Workspace: Citrix Workspace is a digital workspace platform that provides users with secure access to their applications, desktops, and data from any device. It offers a wide range of features, including application and desktop virtualization, secure file sharing, and unified endpoint management. Citrix Workspace can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid solution. It can also integrate with Azure Virtual Desktop to enhance its capabilities.

    Azure Virtual Desktop: Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) is a Microsoft cloud-based virtual desktop and application solution hosted on Azure. It allows organizations to deploy and manage virtual desktops and applications in the cloud, providing users with a secure and scalable remote work experience. Azure Virtual Desktop supports both Windows 10 multi-session and single-session deployments, as well as Windows Server Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) environments.

    Windows 365: Windows 365 is a cloud-based service that provides users with a personalized Windows desktop experience, accessible from any device. It offers two main offerings: Windows 365 Business and Windows 365 Enterprise. Windows 365 is built on top of Azure Virtual Desktop but simplifies the deployment and management process, making it more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses. With Windows 365, users get a dedicated Cloud PC with a fixed amount of resources (CPU, RAM, and storage) based on the chosen plan.

    In summary, Citrix Workspace is a comprehensive digital workspace solution that can integrate with Azure Virtual Desktop, while Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud-based virtual desktop and application solution hosted on Azure. Windows 365 is a simplified version of Azure Virtual Desktop, providing a dedicated Cloud PC for each user. The choice between these solutions depends on your organization's requirements, infrastructure, and budget.

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