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Citrix HDX Optimization for Audio/Video in Microsoft Teams in VDI available in the coming weeks

Exciting news coming out of Citrix Synergy conference. Citrix announced the upcoming HDX optimization for Microsoft Teams, customers will get a fully native, fully featured Microsoft Teams experience within Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. The Citrix Workspace app has a built-in multi-platform HDX Media Engine that ensures optimized device and media handling, with audio, video, and screen sharing offloaded to the users device.

Citrix previously developed this ability for Skype for Business in the Citrix HDX Realtime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business. Today it has more than 700,000+ daily active users, with 25 percent of them Skype for Business Online users.

The release of HDX-optimized Microsoft Teams will be available in the coming weeks. It is expected with the next Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops release. Customers will need to move onto that VDA once released, as well as a “future release of the Microsoft Teams client” (it’s not clear what release this will be and if this ties into the Microsoft Teams VDI client).

Citrix currently have a private technical preview of HDX-optimized Microsoft Teams.

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Video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9AY9ULCyew

Architecture Diagram

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Citrix blog announcement

Citrix Documentation: here

 

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

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