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Gartner ITxpo 2014 Day 1 Report

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I'm at the first day of the Gartner ITxpo 2014 conference, which Gartner bills as "The world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives." This week I am going to blog some of the show highlights from the keynotes and session tracks. There is a lot to see and do and it will be impossible to see it all, but I will try ...

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    A Citrix Life – Why should I work for you?

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    Think back how many times in previous interviews have you been asked, "Why do you want to work here?"  Indeed a simple question enticing you to answer freely and as casual as possible, yet it can be prompted for any applicant at any level.  However, your response can be used to determine follow up questions kicking off your interview or considered a closing statement to ...

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      Highlights of Support Articles – September 2014

      Citrix Support is committed to providing updated and accurate information to our consumers. We are focused on ensuring there is relevant content to assist you in managing your environment. Find below the Citrix Knowledge Center Highlighted Articles for September 2014 .     Highlighted Apps, Desktops, and Client Virtualization Articles CTX200200   Unable to Launch Applications from Firefox 30.0 CTX133773 Troubleshooting 1030 Error on Windows 7 Image CTX139494 Citrix AppDNA Web Application Capture Tools CTX200199 VMware ...

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      Mobile Operators: Subscriber-centric analytics makes your marketing better

      Every mobile operator seeks to improve its base marketing effectiveness.  Until recently, the data available for subscriber analysis has been limited to subscriber CRM and “bill face” information. The advent of big data-driven subscriber-centric analytics changes the status quo and dramatically increases the opportunity for new revenues and more efficient allocation of resources. In fact, Gartner estimates that the average mid-sized operator is presented with an ...

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      New Way of Selecting Sessions for Troubleshooting

      Consider the case where an administrator wants to select a user session and troubleshoot the session from the help desk page.  Prior to now, when an administrator came to the help desk page,  the default session was already selected.  So, in cases where a user needed  to search  through multiple sessions, it required the user to go back again and select the correct session.  To ...

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      11 Million words about the Citrix Connector 7 for System Center

      In case you missed it, the Microsoft Solutions Team at Citrix recently announced the general availability of the Citrix Connector 7 for System Center.  The Connector provides a bridge between Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and XenApp and XenDesktop 7 (including the latest 7.6 release), enabling you to extend the use of Configuration Manager to your Citrix environments. With Citrix Connector, day-to-day operations can be unified ...

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      ESRI supports ArcGIS Pro for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

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      Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop: ESRI support ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments “ArcGIS Pro provides an integrated platform for 2D and 3D visualization and analysis. Pro has undergone extensive performance and scalability testing, especially in virtualized environments. Especially using the NVIDIA K1 and K2 graphics cards designed for virtualized environments.  To share this information with our users, we will be publishing a series of blogs on the ...

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      Scripting: Automating NetScaler configurations using NITRO REST API and PowerShell – Part 5

      Citrix NetScaler Nitro API REST Web Services

      Part 1: Introduction and getting started. Part 2: Basic operations and initial configuration. Part 3: SSL certificates and StoreFront load balancing. Part 4: NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront configuration. Part 5: High Availability configuration.       After configuring all of the use cases in the previous parts of this blog post series, we’re going to make it all highly available. The use case we’ll be looking at is high availability (HA) pairing. Configuring High ...

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      Beyond Traditional DaaS: Citrix Service Providers Deliver Mobile Workspaces

      Beyond Traditional DaaS - Citrix Service Providers Deliver Mobile Workspaces

      Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. As the DaaS market continues to expand, hosting has become a very successful segment of the Citrix business. Each month Citrix Service Providers service over 400,000 users of DaaS-based Citrix technologies, including XenDesktop and XenApp. More importantly, Citrix Service Providers go far beyond “bare” hosted desktops. They build, market, and sell high-value business-ready hosted ...

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      Provisioning Services Failover: Myth Busted!

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      For a long time if you asked many experts in the field how long it takes for a Provisioning Services (PVS) server to failover, many would have cited an old case study where it took 8 minutes to failover approximately 1500 VMs. This was quite long ago and much has changed over the years so we wanted to see if failover time still plays a ...

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      Citrix Director 7.6 Deep-Dive Part 2: Support for XenApp 6.5

      Citrix has brought back IMA Support  to allow users to troubleshoot XenApp 6.5 (IMA) sessions with enhanced features in Director 7.6. In addition to providing a short list of the available features of Director 7.6 with IMA architecture, I've created this post to detail and outline each feature. Features: Activity Manager for XenApp 6.5 Delegated Admin support Shadow Session Machine Details Panel Session Details Panel Personalization Panel HDX panel Global User Session Search across ...

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      Navigating the sea of technology options: Top trends from EDUCAUSE 2014

        Another great year at EDUCAUSE! I love having the opportunity to connect with education leaders—hearing the successes, challenges, and opportunities from different schools across the world, and this year I certainly noticed a change. Throughout 2012 and 2013, there was a rush for schools to become more innovative on many levels—technology, curriculum, programs. It was a fantastic push in the right direction. Schools were getting creative ...

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