Citrix releases tech preview of XenDesktop Windows Azure Pack Gallery Image

Citrix has released a technical preview of a Gallery Image containing XenDesktop 7.5 to be used within Microsofts Windows Azure Pack (WAP).

WAP emulates the Windows Azure experience on-premise so that its users have a consisten experience across private and public cloud solutions provided by Microsoft. WAP supports multiple tenants providing self service capabilities for each tenant.


A Gallery Image within WAP is actually a virtual machine bleuprint which provides an automated installation of one or several components in a repeatable configuration. A Gallery Image can be compared to a Service Template within System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), for which Citrix also provides Service Templates.