Albert Grandville

  1. There goes the Neighborhood !

    The Ideal XenApp User Experience - A few years back our usability and design teams started a comprehensive research project aimed at crafting the ideal user experience for XenApp. The results were not at all encouraging for Program Neighborhood. It turns out that the best thing we could do is to become invisible. Users want to get to their Apps so they can get work ...

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  2. On second thought maybe it is better to Receive!

    Since it's inception in 1996 with the first release of WinFrame the "ICA Client" has been on a continuous improvement cycle. As WinFrame grew and evolved into XenApp the client grew and evolved right along with it. As you can imagine the client portion of XenApp that runs on every users device has been a fertile ground for integration and feature enhancement. Over the past ...

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  3. iPhone, iCitrix !

    XenApp and XenDesktop provide the means for users to access their Apps and Desktops from a wide variety of platforms and devices. At Citrix our vision is to create a world where anyone can work and play from anywhere. Mobility is not new to Citrix. There are XenApp clients available today for Windows Mobile and Symbian devices, but small form factor devices have had their ...

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  4. Is that XenApp on your Dock ?

    We are in the process of planning the next version of the new Mac client for XenApp. This new client will be focused on creating a transparent integrated desktop experience for the Mac platform. The concept is much the same as "Citrix Applications" (formerly PNAgent). Our goal is create an environment where users can move seamlessly between their locally installed apps and those being delivered ...

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  5. How big is your list of Apps?

            OK. So I'm airing some rather grungy laundry here but, for good reasons I'm sure, our internal implementation of XenApp serves up some 80 + apps to every user.  It's a pretty tough list to manage but, believe it or not, I've heard horror stories that some folks out there are dealing with hundreds and sometimes thousands (yes thousands) of published apps. You can ...

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  6. What does Program Neighborhood Agent mean anyway ?

        Back in the days of Windows 9.X Microsoft had "Network Neighborhood" on everyone's desktop. It made sense for us to place an icon on the desktop and call it "Program Neighborhood". From there is wasn't much of a leap to get to "Program Neighborhood Agent" when we decided to create a less conspicuous way to integrate applications into the Windows Start Menu and Desktop. ...

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  7. The XenApp Transparent User Experience – Demo !

     So I was thinking a demonstration of XenApp desktop integration might be in order. "Citrix Applications" formerly known as "Program Neighborhood Agent" allows you to deliver Citrix applications seamlessly to the Windows Start Menu, Desktop, Quick Launch bar, Sidebar and the Windows Notification Area (AKA The Systray). Virtually everywhere you can place a Windows shortcut you can place a Citrix delivered app shortcut. Check it ...

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  8. Web Interface. Why Bother ?

      The XenApp User Experience breaks down into two camps: 1: The Transparent Integrated Desktop Experience -- In this model the users primary interface is either a Windows or Mac desktop. Some of their applications are locally installed and some are being delivered by XenApp. The best experience that Citrix could provide is one that completely obscures the apps mode of delivery. In short, users shouldn't be ...

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  9. Should we modularize The Citrix Access Management Console

    Hi folks. It me again. Not only do I watch over Project Callisto and Web Interface I also responsible for the Common Management Interface (CMI) and its customer facing application the Access Management Console (AMC). have another feature question for everyone. Below you see two versions of the AMC. The one on the left is the product as it is today and the one on ...

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  10. Web Interface Remote Configuration Option

    Hello. I am the Product Manager for Citrix Web Interface. I writing today because I like to find out how our and partners feel about the Remote Configuration option in WI. Back in WI 4.0 we added the ability to store Web Interface configuration data in the IMA Data Store. This effectively you the ability to have multiple WI sites pull their configuration from one ...

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