Is Your Citrix Environment Ready for Windows Server 2016?


Windows Server 2016 is expected to release in just about two months. Most XenApp/XenDesktop administrators that I know typically look at the news of such upcoming releases and figure that means that they will start looking into whether their Citrix environment can migrate to the new server operating system in about a year or so.

You might be surprised to know that Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.9 already works on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 (TP5) right now. That’s right, you can actually set up a test environment today, using TP5 and the current XenApp/XenDesktop media. You can actually get a jump start on finding out whether your applications, print drivers, etc., will work with the new operating system AND be checking these features and functions within a Citrix session. Citrix has fully committed to having XenApp/XenDesktop ready to go with Windows Server 2016 on its day of release.

For information regarding issues that have been found and addressed already, check out the threads posted on Citrix Discussions:

View Citrix Discussions

For more details about the current version of XenApp and XenDesktop, click here.

Windows Server 2016 Blog Series

Innovative Integration is creating a whole series about Windows Server 2016 leading up to the September launch. To read other articles from this series, click here.

About Brian Holzer

Brian is a seasoned IT consultant (pre-sales, delivery and marketing) with experience across many industries (healthcare, financial services, communications, manufacturing, education, government, utilities, professional services, etc.). He is a former IT Director, Assistant Professor with Purdue University, and an application developer.

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