Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Windows 7 White Paper
Windows 7 migrations with
XenApp will accelerate your Windows 7 migration, save
money and resources, minimize disruption and lead to
greater user satisfaction.
Whether organizations have migrated to Microsoft® Windows Vista® or are
still on Microsoft Windows® XP, it’s not a question of if they will migrate to
Microsoft Windows 7®, but when. Companies are starting to ask difficult
questions, such as: When will their mission-critical applications be supported?
How much will it cost to migrate custom applications? Will their current
hardware meet system requirements? When can they complete regression
testing and workarounds for any uncovered compatibility issues? When can
they get the budget and IT cycles to make all of this happen?
This white paper describes how Citrix® XenApp™ 5 can be used to help
companies simplify and accelerate their migration to the latest version of
Windows by delivering both legacy applications that are not Windows 7
compatible and newer applications such as the 2010 Microsoft Office system.
The paper will explain how XenApp can benefit both sets of applications,
helping to ensure that your Windows 7 deployment is as fast, cost-effective
and painless to the company and users as possible.
In addition, this paper explores the new features of XenApp 5 that enable
applications to be delivered to users for both online and offline use.
Furthermore, we will explore how applications published with XenApp
integrate with the Windows desktop to allow users to work seamlessly
between locally installed applications and virtual applications, whether they
are streamed for offline use or accessed on remote servers for online use.
Separating the applications
from the operating system
Citrix XenApp 5 is an end-to-end application delivery system that offers both
online and offline application virtualization to enable the best access experience
for any user, wit