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Companies to benefit from improved user productivity



July 13, 2001 - At Microsoft Fusion 2001, Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:
CTXS) today announced an agreement with Microsoft enabling Citrix to
leverage Microsoft® SharePoint(tm) Portal Server functionality with Citrix®
XPS(tm) portal software. As part of the agreement, Citrix has joined
Microsoft SharePoint Developer Community Partner Program.



"Making SharePoint Portal Server's search and document management
functionality part of our portal solutions will improve user productivity
through more efficient use of information sources. SharePoint Portal
Server's functionality nicely complements the broad capabilities of our
XML-based portal software," said Paul Hahn, director of corporate
development for Citrix. "We look forward to continuing a long, fruitful
relationship with Microsoft as we evolve our portal offerings and support
important Microsoft initiatives like .NET."



XPS is an XML-based portal software product Citrix acquired when the company
purchased Sequoia Software Corporation earlier this year. XPS enables
businesses of all sizes to streamline and automate complicated business
operations, and provides a single window through which anyone in the
enterprise can interact with partners, vendors, customers and fellow
employees in real time, achieving results in seconds instead of days. Built
upon an XML server that provides support for massive numbers of users and
volumes of data, XPS combines flexibility and significant functionality,
easing adoption and deployment.



SharePoint Portal Server is a flexible portal solution that allows companies
to easily find, share and publish information. Each standalone server
offers enterprise-level search functionality (developed by Microsoft
Research) and integrated document management tools. SharePoint Portal Server
provides a focal point for finding relevant information stored across
multiple data sources, including SharePoint Team Services websites, Exchange
data stores, file shares, Notes databases, and Internet sites.



"Citrix is providing its customers with powerful XML-based products and
technologies that enable them to easily use any device to find and get
connected to information from anywhere," said Gytis Barzdukas, group product
manager of the SharePoint Portal Server Business Unit at Microsoft.
"SharePoint Portal Server as part of XPS will help customers build a more
complete portal solution with a way to organise, find and share information
created with Microsoft applications."



About Citrix


Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving and portal
software and services that provide personalised access to any application or
information source - whether Windows®, UNIX® or Web-based - through any
device, over any connection. Companies worldwide use Citrix technologies to
integrate applications, content and business processes into a pervasive
digital environment - a virtual workplace - offering seamless connectivity
and a consistent user experience across the Internet, intranets, extranets,
WANs, LANs and wireless networks. Citrix solutions drive cost efficiency,
productivity and enhanced e-business opportunities by enabling companies to
leverage existing IT resources and extend personalised information access to
employees, partners, customers and suppliers.



Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include
MetaFrame® application serving software, NFuse(tm) application portal
software, XPS portal software, application management products, and Citrix
Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®), a core application serving
technology. The company markets its application serving products through a
well-established reseller channel and sells its portal software products
directly to customers to provide the level of customisation they need.
Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS, and is
part of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site
at http://www.citrix.com.



For Citrix Investors


This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute
guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in
this press release which are not strictly historical statements, including,
without limitation, statements regarding current or future financial
performance, management's plans and objectives for future operations,
product plans and performance, management's assessment of market factors, as
well as statements regarding the strategy and plans of the company and its
strategic partners, constitute forward-looking statements. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation, risks associated with the following: the success of the
company's MetaFrame product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA
protocol; the company's ability to develop and commercialise new products
and services; the company's success in expanding into new geographic
markets; the company's ability to expand its core business in large
enterprise accounts; the company's ability to succeed in the transition to a
paper/electronic licensing model; the size, timing and recognition of
revenue from significant orders; increased competition, including potential
competition from Microsoft and other companies; the results of the company's
iBusiness and other new licensing programs; the rate of growth of the ASP
market, and the company's ability to continue to develop and market products
to meet the requirements of this market; the proportion of revenues derived
from distributors, OEMs and other channels; changes in the company's pricing
policies or those of its competitors, including Microsoft; the costs of
developing, acquiring, or integrating new technologies or enhancements to
existing products; the company's ability to successfully integrate and
manage merged or acquired companies; the company's ability to develop new
products, extend existing products, and maintain or develop such company's
customer and employee relationships as a result of such merger or
acquisition; the company's reliance upon its strategic relationships with
Microsoft and other strategic partners; management of growth; the
possibility of undetected software errors; dependence on proprietary
technology; risks that the company's portal strategy will not succeed in the
manner anticipated; as well as risks of downturns in economic conditions
generally, and in the software industry specifically, and other risks
detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking
information contained in this press release or with respect to the
announcements described herein.



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Citrix®, ICA®, MetaFrame®, NFuse* and XPS* are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX® is
a registered trademark of The Open Group in the U.S. and other countries.
Microsoft®, Windows®, and SharePoint(tm) are registered trademarks or
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