Citrix has announced that version 7 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop can now be deployed on top of a Windows Azure virtual machine. This is now possible because Microsoft has made Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access Licensing (SAL) available on Azure, paving the way to install XenDesktop on a VM running on Azure.
In order to support this announcement, Citrix published two new Design Guides detailing how to design a VDI environment on top of Windows Azure.
- Design Guide for XenDesktop 7 on Windows Azure
- Design Guide for Service Provider hosted desktops on Windows Azure