Dan Cote

  1. Feature Pack 2 for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 is Now Available!

    XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Pack 2

    Feature Pack 2, announced at Citrix Synergy in May, is now available for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 customers with active Subscription Advantage (SA) or Software Maintenance (SWM) as of June 24, 2015. It’s packed with user experience improvements, and powerful new capabilities for IT admins to enrich and extend their current app and desktop virtualization environments. Feature Pack 2 includes the following: HDX RealTime Optimization Pack – ...

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  2. Feature Pack 1 for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 is Now Available

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    Citrix continues to add more functionality to our feature-rich, industry-leading XenApp and XenDesktop product lines with the release of Feature Pack 1, which is now available for download on Citrix.com. While efforts for Feature Pack 1 were publically announced at Citrix Summit, our annual channel partner conference in January, today XenApp and XenDesktop customers with active Subscription Advantage (SA) or Software Maintenance (SWM) as of March ...

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  3. 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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  4. VDI, Thin Clients and Peanut Butter Cups

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    Are VDI and thin clients the chocolate and peanut butter of desktop virtualization? It's clear they go together very well. While many organizations are buying the peanut butter cups, according to a recent TechTarget article (Broadening your VDI horizon beyond thin client devices), many others are starting with just the chocolate. Author Alastair Cooke writes: "The reality is that a large proportion of can be a useful way of ...

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  5. XenDesktop Local Mode Empowers Laptop Users

    Phil Redman, Citrix VP of Mobile Solutions & Strategy

    While users are increasingly using a greater number of computing devices, laptops continue to be the primary computing device for business professionals. In the office, these devices sit in docking stations connected to dual monitors, a keyboard and a mouse and function just like desktop computers. On the road, laptops provide the necessary computing power and features needed to create presentations, reports and other documents. Convenience and flexibility ...

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  6. Brian Madden, Gabe Knuth Praise XenDesktop Local Mode for Mobile Laptops & Desktop Management

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    “I can’t imagine an IT pro on the planet who wouldn’t choose managing one VM image over managing 1,000 native images.”  That was Brian Madden’s response in his live podcast this week when discussing how XenDesktop local mode can be used to centrally manage and secure Windows desktops and laptops. He and Gabe Knuth shared this and other strong opinions about “Windows as a Service” and ...

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  7. Citrix Releases XenClient Enterprise 5

    XenClient Enterprise 5

    Today, Citrix officially releases XenClient Enterprise 5, marking the first milestone in unifying its hosted and local virtual desktops using Personal vDisk and Citrix Profile Management. Watch the XenClient Enterprise 5 video to see how this core pillar of XenDesktop enables IT to centrally manage and secure corporate laptops and PCs -- while providing unprecedented personalization capabilities for end users. XenClient Enterprise 5 extends the benefits of desktop ...

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  8. XenClient Project Thunder Tech Preview is Now Available

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    At Synergy LA 2013, Citrix announced and demonstrated XenClient Project Thunder – the next-generation of the industry’s only client virtualization solution based on a Type-1 hypervisor and centralized management. XenClient Project Thunder includes the most highly requested features from our enterprise customers and further supports mobile workstyles and the steadily increasing use of corporate laptops. The key high-level themes of the product are: Enhancements to the Synchronizer ...

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  9. DesktopPlayer for Mac: it’s unlike anything else, and there’s only one place to see it!

    The new Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac is the first solution that let’s MacBook users take their corporate Windows virtual desktops to go – while letting IT centrally manage the Windows desktop. And you can only see it at Synergy LA 2013. If you’re toting around a MacBook at Synergy LA 2013, head over to demo pod #11 to see a Tech Preview of this XenDesktop add-on ...

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  10. Healthcare nonprofit fined for stolen laptop – no one is immune

    Secure virtual laptops

    Bad things shouldn’t happen to good people. Unfortunately, sometimes they do. Recently, the good folks at a nonprofit hospice center in Idaho were fined by The Department of Health and Human Services for an unencrypted laptop – with hundreds of patients records on it – that was stolen out of a worker’s car. On top of a hefty fine, the hospice center must follow a two-year Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and ...

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