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Citrix XenDesktop and Azure / Amazon Licencing

Posted on 2014-01-10
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I have a question about the Citrix XenDesktop solution.

It is my understanding that Microsoft now allow RDS on Azure (and I assume this applies to Amazon as well).  However they still quote that

"Virtual desktop or VDI deployments that deliver desktop environments using virtualized Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8, will continue to not be allowed on Azure, because Windows client OS product use rights prohibit such use on multi-tenant/shared cloud environments"

Now, my understanding is that XenDesktop on Azure (as supported by Citrix) actually does create VMs for each client user connecting to a remote desktop (ie Win7/8).

Therefore, does this mean that XenDesktop on Azure is technically in breach of the use rights or am I missing something ?

Do the same conditions about XenDesktop apply to Amazon AWS ?
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Not exactly.  

If you are talking XD7, then you could be looking at XD7 App Edition which is the new version of XenApp, so you are using RDS type services.  

In theory, the rules should still apply to any mutli-tenant environment..such as AWS.  

But, the Microsoft SPLA licensing may allow this.. SPLA licensing is very generous in a number of respects.   But, you definitely should get a licensing specialist involved.. MS licensing is a nightmare to fully navigate.  

Coralon
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Confirmed that Microsoft will not permit Windows 7/8 VDI desktops on Azure or AWS
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