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In VMware’s World, Any=One. Wait, What?

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One of the things I learned in elementary school math class was the transitive property of equality. This property has been a boon to me in arguments about why I should or shouldn’t have to do something: Going to dentist = stress, stress = high cholesterol, high cholesterol = death, thus Going to dentist = death! It all makes sense, right?? When it comes to choosing software ...

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    Wine, Windows, and Whiskey

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    Previously, enterprise customers have approached a new operating system upgrade like a fine wine or an oak barrel-aged whiskey. They'd let it mature for several years before rolling it out. Remember the age-old mantra of not deploying a v1 product, or not until SP2 at least? Well, with Windows 10 that “wait and see” philosophy doesn’t hold water--or should I say, wine ... or even whiskey--today. Because ...

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      Delivering Cloud Workspaces: Choice Matters

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      Today, we must demand of our software vendors that they support true, multi-platform hybrid clouds. And conversely, we must question why an ISV like VMware would claim all you need is “one cloud"... Why? Citrix believes customers and partners want to support any application, available on any device, delivered from any cloud or even any infrastructure. After all, the ability to support multiple cloud  fulfills on ...

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      Utilizing the Power of Citrix Workspace Suite on vSphere 6

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      Remote access, local access, file sharing, mobile devices, WAN performance, it can be daunting. Today users want to be able to access their data and applications from anywhere, with any device. The concern is how to build a secure environment that allows sharing and accessing files from a desktop, a virtual desktop, a virtual application, or even a mobile device. If users are working in a ...

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      No Pain, Just Gain: A Risk-Free Switch to XenApp & XenDesktop

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      Calling all Horizon View customers! Want better user experience, stronger security and more flexibility for your VDI and app virtualization environment? Today, we are releasing our first version of VMware Horizon View to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop migration service, along with a free migration kit.  If you thought migration would be hard and time-consuming, then we have some good news for you.  The migration service can help ...

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      Citrix Insight Services: Growing by Leaps & Bounds!

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      In July of last year, I wrote a blog post--“Citrix Insight Services – Where are we today?”--that highlighted some key stats from the Citrix Insight Services Platform (http://cis.citrix.com). For those new to Citrix Insight Services, we are a free cloud-based offering that aims to help Citrix Professionals everywhere by analyzing environment data and providing visualizations and best practice advice. Here is a quick rundown of the progress ...

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      How Can We Help With Your Windows 10 Upgrade? Ask Your Customers NOW.

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      On July 29, 2015, Microsoft launched Windows 10 as a free upgrade to customers. This was a major event in the computer industry with a projection that Windows 10 will power 1 billion devices in 3 years! Partners, now is the time to capitalize on this launch and ask your customers:  “How can we assist you with your Windows 10 upgrade?” Citrix is here to help you ...

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      Using Octoblu to Enable the Storefront Workflow Approval Process

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      If you’ve been following along with Richard Hayton’s recent posts on the release of Storefront 3.0, you've probably noticed that we are enabling Storefront with a lot of APIs to let you configure and use it in the way that best fit your environment. The blog post series is great, and I recommend checking them out, as this article builds on them. You can read Richard's ...

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      How to Sign Up for ShareFile Release Notes

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      Have you heard about the latest ShareFile features, like the new Desktop App, DLP, or Check-In/Check-Out? If not, you can sign up to receive email notifications of the ShareFile Release Notes in 4 simple steps! Here's how: STEP ONE: Go to: https://community.sharefilesupport.com/citrixsharefile/categories/citrixsharefile_release_notes Click the "Follow" button. STEP TWO: Click the “Sign Up!” link at the bottom of the login page to create a Get Satisfaction account.   STEP THREE: Complete the Name, ...

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      Citrix Solutions Lab: Measurements at Full-Scale

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      As a young programmer, I read a book by Michael Abrash which has provided me guidance through the years. "The Zen of Code Optimization" was published in 1994 and discusses graphics coding and performance using Intel 8086 assembly language, implemented under DOS.  Today, it is $1.78, used, on Amazon and if you have a little time to kill, I recommend reading at least through chapter 3 ...

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      VMWorld Preview: XenApp/XenDesktop Design Guides on vSphere 6

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      Are you going to VMWorld? Citrix is. Are you thinking about vSphere 6.0? Citrix did. Are you wondering how XenApp and XenDesktop performs on the latest hypervisor from VMware? Citrix was. The good news is that we've completed our analysis of vSphere 6.0 for XenApp and XenDesktop and we can now answer the question of how many physical servers does it take to deliver a pooled virtual desktop to ...

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