70 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
37 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 1 feature set: Application Virtualization

Application Virtualization

9.0

Citrix Virtual Apps

90%
8.3

Microsoft App-V

83%
Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 5/5 features

Application support

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Device support

8.5
85%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Ease of deployment

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Application packaging

8.5
85%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Security

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Citrix Virtual Apps

87%
18 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft App-V

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Citrix Virtual Apps

80%
1 Rating

Microsoft App-V

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Citrix Virtual Apps

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Microsoft App-V

50%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

7.0

Citrix Virtual Apps

70%
2 Ratings

Microsoft App-V

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Virtual Apps

Citrix Virtual Apps is well suited for environments that require remote access with 25 or more users. It is not appropriate for small sites with 10 or fewer users due to the cost of ownership. Citrix Virtual Apps pricing plus Windows RDS licensing as well is required. Smaller organizations may not find the cost-benefit due to overall costs and/or the cost of managing the environment.
David Melin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft App-V

Using Microsoft Teams for small or large meetings is a great way to communicate and collaborate. Microsoft Application Virtualization is a terrific tool for presenting and sharing information, and its storage capacity is also excellent. Installing and centrally administering specialized apps to control who has access to it is one of the features I value most about this software. It also provides a separate UI for tracking the app's accesses. This program is not suitable for freelancers or clients that operate alone.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Citrix Virtual Apps

  • Excellent for remote satellite users with low bandwidth and high latency connection.
  • Keeps data and applications secure in the data center as users are only getting "screenshots" of the application and mouse/keyboard inputs.
  • Platform agnostic allowing users to access from Apple OSX, iOS, Android devices, Windows, and Linux.
  • Allows increase user density when applications are installed on centralized servers as opposed to on user desktops and laptops.
Keith Kyaw, MBA, ITIL, CCA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft App-V

  • Install Software based on AD group assignment
  • Safely and quickly uninstall from devices
  • Updating is a bit more difficult but manageable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix Virtual Apps

  • Although I recommend Xenapp in all serious VDI/remote application situations, it is expensive and will add a lot of money to any projects budget. Some places will have a hard time justifying using it vs. the built in (free) Microsoft product and this makes the cost an area they could improve on.
  • Previous versions of Xenapp were more admin friendly than the current iteration. One example would be the ability to assign values to each server in your farm such that if you had a server that you wanted less users on it was an easy task. Xenapp now divides the users evenly with little way of doing granular load balancing.
  • Another crucial missing feature of Xenapp is the ability to move users from one server to another without making them log back in. For example, if you have a server that you know is having an issue it would be helpful if we could move users off onto a healthy server without making them logoff/kicking them off.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft App-V

  • Microsoft Teams does not offer an electronic hand rising feature, nor does it include news.
  • Screen mirroring is not available in Microsoft Teams, and it consumes a significant amount of storage space.
  • The remote control features are inefficient, and it could use a little more integration with other software.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Virtual Apps

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Microsoft App-V

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

Citrix Virtual Apps

Citrix Virtual Apps 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Functions well in a Department of Defense environment, particularly when paired with a physical NetScaler that is FIPS compliant
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft App-V

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Citrix Virtual Apps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft App-V

Microsoft App-V 5.0
Based on 1 answer
APP-V is no longer a supported technology and is on the way out, only on legacy support at this time. The changes in security emphasis in windows, as well as the changes in software development have meant that APP-V is no longer able to correctly package software. It has been superseded by the MSIX format and distribution via the Microsoft Store for Business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Citrix Virtual Apps

Citrix Virtual Apps 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Issues with overlapping settings caused troubleshooting to be a problem during the early stages of deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft App-V

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Citrix Virtual Apps

We tried Microsoft's RemoteApp before settling on Citirx's XenApp. RemoteApp is not scalable for large implementations, management can not be guaranteed, and multiple server management is not available. RemoteApp is best suited for smaller environments that do not require complex publishing. Citrix XenApp provides customers with improved maintenance and manageability, improved end-user experience for application delivery, and increased performance for users.
Eric Mueller, CSM, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft App-V

Microsoft Teams is included in our current Office 365 product set; therefore, there is no additional fee to use the application. It saves our company money by not having to pay for Slack or another internal chat service. For us, Microsoft Teams has a better user experience and product features. Teams' usability is higher than Slack's since it has access to OneDrive, email, and OneNote applications. Screen sharing, chat, and file-sharing operate smoothly, and the performance appears great.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix Virtual Apps

  • Adding additional seats to the license usually comes with a lot of up-sell before the sales rep will actually sell you the license you need.
  • The requirement of Microsoft RDS to run Citrix XenApp doubles the cost required to run and adds an additional server. RDS could be used alone to do the same thing Citrix does.
  • The cost of upgrading (and dependencyon on) RDS licenses prevents us from upgrading the citrix environment.
  • Once setup, it is fairly stable and requires very little admin intervention.
  • Our External Auditors quickly approved Citrix as a security tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft App-V

  • Faster turn around for using Operating System Deployment as a solution to complex problems
  • Maintain software versioning up to date
  • Requires dedicated software packaging support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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