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Pros
"It is stable, easy to scale, and provides secure remote access.""The most valuable feature is connectivity. The remote connection is the reason we are using this solution.""The ease of access and the confidentiality and security that it provides is what we like best.""The price and user interface are great.""The most valuable feature is the seamless application edition with the low-level network bandwidth because we have between 10 and 15 sites in France with a low level of communication needs. We need to deploy our main application, the ERP system, and we needed an efficient solution to provide a solution to the remote sites, with very small links between the data center and the remote site."

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"It is a stable product.""It's almost an out of the box function once you have installed the other components.""I like that it works. In most cases, it's predictable. You know what you get.""The most valuable features are availability and security.""The most valuable feature is that it gives me full accessibility to my servers.""The most valuable features are the desktop session and desktop virtualization.""In terms of the valuable features, I like the profile, the new version is really good.""The most valuable feature is the remote application access."

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"The product is currently not working well in hosting conferencing software like Zoom, Team, and Salon.""This solution is resource-intensive, it takes a lot of Bandwidth and a lot of the resources of the server.""When there are technical issues, sometimes we can't get on the cloud.""The initial setup is very complex.""The application is now very complex. We started with Citrix on PCs. Now, to access the same application, we need to have a StoreFront Server, the Delivery Controller, and Citrix License Server. It's now very complex."

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"We find the services are not as transparent as we would like for our integration with Citrix.""In the next release, I would like to see better performance over slower networks, and integration with Linux, but this is something that we're going to get out of Microsoft in terms of a unified solution.""Microsoft still has some really bad remote desktop appliance for Mac.""We are searching for a product with better remote access and remote sessions.""Security in the connection between us and our clients' servers is something that can be improved.""My customers are worried that the RDP protocol can be easily compromised and would like the option to use an alternative like Blast.""The DB card needs improvement. I have a lot of experience with other competitors and Citrix is better than VMware and Microsoft. Citrix has more extensive features.""There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device."

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"We don't have a lot to compare it to, but we certainly think whatever we pay is worthwhile at this point in time. It's very reasonable."

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"The pricing is moderate.""The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront.""It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.""Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved.""It's not an expensive solution.""It's not an expensive product."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the remote application access.
Top Answer: It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.
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Overview

Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere. With the new Workspace app, you get complete choice of device, cloud and network, while maintaining IT security and control—even over corporate SaaS and web apps. Built on trusted Citrix solutions for Windows app and desktop delivery, device security, secure file sync and sharing, network security, and intelligent analytics, Citrix Workspace offers unmatched experience, choice, and security.

Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data center from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience, and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices.
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm4%
Retailer4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Workspace vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Citrix Workspace is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop with 5 reviews while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 11 reviews. Citrix Workspace is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Citrix Workspace writes "Easy to setup and deploy, scalable, with good connectivity for remote connection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "It's predictable but they need to develop better support for remote desktops for alternative platforms". Citrix Workspace is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware App Volumes and NetApp Virtual Desktop Service, whereas Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and BeyondTrust Remote Support. See our Citrix Workspace vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services report.

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