Cris Lau

Desktops and Apps Group | XenApp Product Management | Twitter: @cristianlau
  1. Part 4: Working to make migration simpler for XenApp customers!

    In the last week, our engineers have published two blogs covering technologies we’re working on to simplify high availablility of XenApp and XenDesktop and improving session pre-launch/linger – both on the new Flexcast Management Architecture.  As promised, there is more information coming… Today, I want to cover migration and upgrade of XenApp, specifically what Citrix is doing to help customers start planning their migration from XenApp ...

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  2. Making XenApp and XenDesktop Even Better in 2014!

    Change is good, but never happens at the right time 2014 is starting out to be a very exciting year! On a personal level, I’m be celebrating my 10th year anniversary at Citrix this month! I started as product manager on MetaFrame Secure Access Manager in 2004, and spent the last 8 years focused on Presentation Server/XenApp and also XenDesktop. Since my start at Citrix, Citrix’s ...

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  3. What’s New in XenApp & XenDesktop 7.5

    I’m always eager to talk to customers and partners about XenApp and XenDesktop. Today, I’m especially excited to announce XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5 is Release to Web (RTW) and available for customers to download! In case you haven’t heard… XenApp is back! In fact, my colleague, Carisa blogged about the 12 commonly asked questions from a What’s New in XenApp 7.5 webinar she hosted last week. ...

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  4. Recruiting for Apps and Desktop Advisory Members…

    Hi everyone, We have an exciting opportunity for you to make your voice and opinion count when it comes to influencing the design and functionality of our products and services.  We have created the Apps and Desktops Virtual Customer Advisory Board program, which is aimed at working with a small group of customers and partners to advise the Citrix senior management team on projects related to product ...

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  5. XenDesktop technology preview is available for download!

    I'm very excited to announce that XenDesktop tech preview is now available for download! Many of you have been asking us about XenDesktop 7 support for the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 OS'es. It is because of that, we are making available this technology preview for customers to evaluate the update for XenDesktop.   What can I evaluate with this XenDesktop technology preview?  The short answer is… ...

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  6. XenDesktop 7 – Now Available for Download!

    Today is a very exciting day at Citrix - the highly anticipated XenDesktop 7 has been released to web! Customers current on Subscription Advantage can immediately download XenDesktop 7 and also XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2 from our website. So, let's go through some of the resources available to help get the most out of XenDesktop 7… Download: You'll need to have your MYCITRIX login, and Subscription ...

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  7. XenDesktop 7: Investing big to make application delivery easier!

    Since the XenDesktop 7 announcement at Citrix Synergy keynote (@ ~25min in) and my XenDesktop 7 blog, I have had many discussions & questions about the future of XenApp. So, I want to take this opportunity to say that Citrix is not divesting from Windows apps delivery. In fact, it's the opposite in that we are making significant investments to improve Windows app delivery for our customers. In the ...

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  8. Excalibur is XenDesktop 7: what does this mean for XenApp and XenDesktop customers?

    Citrix Synergy - Anaheim is shaping up to be another fantastic event this year. There was a lot of energy at the opening keynote, and one of the exciting announcements was around the upcoming XenDesktop 7 release. As many of you recall, Mark announced Project Excalibur tech preview at Citrix Synergy - Europe. Today, we hit an important milestone as Mark officially introduced Project Excalibur as ...

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  9. A recap on blogs covering the Excalibur tech preview…

    Happy New Year everyone... I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is having a fantastic start to 2013! Last November, Citrix released the Excalibur tech preview... Since then, thousands of you have downloaded and have been providing us with very insightful and useful feedback on the Excalibur tech preview forum - we really appreciate everyone's feedback/comments! At the same time, I continue to receive two common ...

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  10. Lifecycle Milestone Update to XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008

    In late September, Microsoft announced a change to their lifecycle support for the Windows Server 2008 operating system. This change added 18 months to the Windows Server 2008 mainstream support, moving its end of mainstream support date from Jul 9, 2013 to Jan 13, 2015. You can find more information about this lifecycle milestone change from the Microsoft lifecycle page. As a result of this change ...

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