Allen Furmanski

  1. Learn How to Mobilize Your Windows Apps with Hands-on Training at Synergy 2014!

    Mobile SDK for Windows Apps

    Mobility is undoubtedly a top priority for companies of all sizes. The benefits are numerous including increased flexibility and productivity. Achieving a mobile workforce means that you need applications that are also mobile. On one hand, you have native mobile apps that are developed specifically for certain platforms (such as iOS and Android). These kinds of apps provide native experiences and can be controlled with ...

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  2. XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V Pilot Guide!

    You’ve heard of XenDesktop 7.1, experienced a demo and worked through the Reviewer’s Guide. Now where do you turn when you’re ready for a PoC, pilot and preparations for a full-scale rollout? Here on the Citrix Readiness and Enablement Team, we’re always looking for ways to empower our customers to be successful on their projects. To this end, we’ve taken one of ...

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  3. XenDesktop 7 Videos Posted on CitrixTV DIY Channel!

    XenDesktop 7 is a next-generation platform for delivering desktops and applications to users. The streamlined architecture allows IT to cut costs while maximizing productivity. Whether you have previous XenDesktop experience, XenApp experience, both or neither, understanding the core XenDesktop 7 concepts is vital for implementation success. I recently put together several short CitrixTV videos on a variety of topics. They are: Setting ...

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  4. Key Virtualization Printing Concepts – Heard and Not Seen!

    Hello Citrix Community! In an effort to expand into different content formats, our team is working on podcasts for a variety of different topics. Who knows, this audio trend may even lead to an official Citrix Radio channel. In this podcast (my first official Citrix one), I'll cover some key concepts related to printing in virtualized environments. Download Link

  5. This is test…only a test.

    This is a test of a new audio streaming platform that we are currently looking into.  Stay tuned for more exciting details coming soon...

  6. XenDesktop or VDI-in-a-Box? How to choose?

    When beginning to think about desktop virtualization, you have two great options in either XenDesktop or VDI-in-a-Box, yet how do you choose?  Is it a matter of cost, environment size, features, and/or other factors?  Kumar Goswami, VP for our VDI-in-a-Box product, briefly talks about the topic in a blog post at  He writes that “If you need simple VDI use ViaB.   Otherwise go with ...

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  7. 10 to Xen! (Part 3 of 3)

    In the first post of this series I went over installing XenServer and preparing the base virtual machine images for a XenDesktop deployment (  In the second post I covered the actual XenDesktop Site deployment itself (  If you haven’t read either or both of these previous posts, I would suggest doing so to obtain some context before continuing on here.   For this last post in ...

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  8. 10 to Xen! (Part 2 of 3)

    In the first post of this three-part blog series I went over installing XenServer and preparing the base virtual machine images for a XenDesktop deployment.  The first post may be read at Now with the following virtual machines available I’m ready to proceed with the XenDesktop install.   XD – Windows Server 2008 R2 XenDesktop Controller and components (4GB RAM + 4 vCPUs) Win7Base – Windows 7 ...

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  9. 10 to Xen! (Part 1 of 3)

    Happy New Year everyone!  As my first blog post of 2012, I’d like to wish everyone a very healthy, prosperous, and productive year ahead.  There are sure to be some exciting technologies coming our way! In this three-part blog series I’ll run through a basic XenDesktop environment setup/POC at a high level with pointers on how to save time and streamline the installation process.  First, we’ll ...

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  10. What is the Synergy Barcelona Printing Learning Lab (SYN403W) really about?

    VIDEO OVERVIEW Hello again Citrix Community! We’re well into October and Synergy Barcelona will be here before we know it. With my Learning Lab content for the five hour printing workshop nearly finalized, I thought it would prove beneficial to explain what the session will cover (and what it won’t). Five hours may seem like a long time for training at a conference, but there’s so ...

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