Allen Furmanski

  1. CloudPortal Business Manager is now onboard with Citrix Insight Services!

    CPBM Name Square

    I’m pleased to announce that Citrix Insight Services ( now supports the detection and analysis of diagnostic bundles from CloudPortal Business Manager.  CPBM is a unified cloud services delivery and business management platform that enables cloud services automation for provisioning, billing, metering and user management.  It’s a key component that enables organizations to deliver IT as a true self-service offering. If you are running CPBM 2.3.0 ...

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  2. Citrix Insight Services – Where are we today?

          Citrix Insight Services ( has been around for over three years now. In that time, we’ve collected and analyzed a vast amount of data in order to provide customers with product insights, best practices, fixes for known issues and much more. I wanted to take a moment to quantify just how much we’ve accomplished by sharing some metrics. 500GB of data uploaded per week on average Thousands ...

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  3. Citrix Predictive Support is now Citrix Insight Services!

    Hello Citrix Community! Many of you know me as the readiness specialist who has worked on various trainings, videos and webinars around Citrix virtualization solutions. I recently accepted the position of Product Manager with the Product Insights and Analytics Team here at Citrix. I am thrilled to be a part of this team and look forward to continued interaction with everyone in various capacities. For my ...

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  4. Q and A on Implementing XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5

    Hi all, I recently delivered several webinars on implementing XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5.  If you were unable to attend, the webinars have been recorded and posted to CitrixTV:   Jump Start your XenApp 7.5 Deployment - Jump Start your XenDesktop 7.5 Deployment -   Throughout these webinars I received some great questions and wanted to thank all of you out in the Citrix Community for submitting them.  As promised, I have ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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...

  10. 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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