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Microsoft Teams support arrived for Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops

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Günther Imbrechts
Senior System Engineer, EASI

As the partnership between Microsoft and Citrix is emerging, new opportunities and solutions pop up frequently. Recently, Microsoft Teams support on Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops was announced on Citrix Synergy.

About Teams

Microsoft Teams is the so-called Slack-killer app from Microsoft integrated in their Office 365 cloud software package. It is a unified communications platform that combines chatting, video meetings, app integration and file sharing. It is a logical evolution from the Skype for Business application and Microsoft Lync.

About Citrix integration

Microsoft Teams will be supported on Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops through Citrix HDX Optimization. This technology makes it possible to process media like audio, video and screen sharing on the local device instead of the Citrix Server. HDX Optimization was already developed for Skype for Business and Lync and will now be introduced for Microsoft Teams.

It will offer high quality audio and video including VOIP support integrated in your Citrix environment without compromising your server and data connection performance.

How do I get it?

This solution will require you to update your VDA servers to the still to be released "Current Release" of Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops. The Teams application will also be updated before offering this new technology.

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