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The New Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 is Available

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 is now available

Want to make user logins and app access nearly instantaneous? Interested in boosting storage performance for XenApp and XenDesktop and reducing storage costs by up to 80%? Have you been waiting for the latest FIPS-compliant app and desktop delivery solution? Well, the wait is over and the Citrix mobile workspace journey just got better! The new Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6, announced last month, is now available ...

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    End-user experience monitoring: we want to hear from you!

    We've heard from customers that having an end-to-end monitoring solution is among their top requirements for successfully managing XenApp and XenDesktop environments and today, a variety of options exist, either available from Citrix, our partners, or third-party vendors.  One important element when it comes to diagnosing issues when they may arise is the end-users' perception of performance and how that factors into the overall process ...

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    Desired State Configuration: using native DSC resources (Part 4)

    In my previous posts the focus was on giving some background into how desired state configuration (DSC) works, some ideas about how to use it, and some details around a very simple example. Here I am going to walk-through a configuration that uses a number of the built in DSC resources to apply a configuration. First, I want to back up a bit and mention a concept.  ...

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    Citrix XenDesktop Automated Provisioning with CloudPlatform: streamline management and increase operational efficiency


    As enterprise adoption of desktop and application virtualization grows, enterprises are looking for ways to streamline the management, resource utilization and efficiency of operating these environments. Many enterprises are adopting private cloud architectures to realize the benefits of increased business continuity, greater agility and flexibility, improved resource utilization and increased speed of deployment for their XenDesktop and XenApp environments. Citrix is dramatically changing the way IT ...

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    Receiver for Chrome: native app with better performance & features


    There is a lot of momentum for Chromebooks. A growing number of individuals want to adopt them and enjoy the Google Apps and services both for personal use and for business. While the cost-effectiveness of Chromebooks is undisputed, the first question an IT admin asks is “What about our Windows apps?” and in many cases this is hundreds or thousands of Windows apps that power ...

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    New Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.1: Smartcard support, SHA-2 encryption, Session Reliability, & more

    The new Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.1 is ideal for thin clients and PCs using popular Linux distributions. Over the last few years Citrix has been focused on bringing the best performance for remote Windows apps and desktops even when accessed on low-power devices. Receiver for Linux 13.0 was a major milestone in the HDX SoC (System on a Chip) initiative. Citrix now has the Platform ...

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    Personal vDisk (PvD) And Hypervisor Throttling in XenDesktop 7.6

    The Purpose of This Post Sometimes a small change adds great value or alleviates a pain point. This post today is about one of those small changes. With XenDesktop 7.6 a new setting called "Simultaneous Personal vDisk Inventory Updates (Absolute)" has been added to the Hypervisor Connection screen. But in order to appreciate the present, it is important to understand the past and the pitfalls it ...

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    Citrix Receiver for HTML5 1.4 takes browser-based Windows app access to the next level


    Citrix Receiver for HTML5 1.4 is the zero install, browser-based access mode to published Windows apps and desktops, delivered by Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. This latest release of Receiver for HTML5 takes the experience to the next level, enabling more use cases for clientless access mode from Windows, Mac and Chrome devices. In this release, the graphics and audio-video performance is further tuned, so now you ...

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    Sibos 2014 tackles pivotal technology trends, encourages Financial IT to “buckle in”

    Future of Finance

    When asked to describe his firm’s approach to IT strategy in an interview last year, Joel Schwalbe, CIO of CNL Financial, paraphrased a famous quote by Wayne Gretzky, stating that they “skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it’s at or where it’s been.” With this statement, Joel alludes to the challenges financial IT face when trying to keep pace with ...

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    Top 5 Questions from Citrix Service Provider Technical Office Hours – September 2014

    Citrix Service Provider Technical Office Hours

    Citrix Service Provider Technical Office Hours enable Citrix Service Providers to share tough – or basic – technical questions with Citrix experts. Via GoToWebinar, service providers around the globe have direct access to Citrix experts from engineering, architecture, product management, technical sales, product marketing, the Citrix Service Provider Program team and the Citrix Solutions Lab. Current Citrix Service Provider partners can view the full webinars under ...

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