Rachel Berry

  1. Sprechen Sie Citrix? New Citrix User Group for German Speakers Launches!

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    The DCUG (Deutschsprachige Citrix User Group / Germanspeaking Citrix User Group) is now online! The website can be reached at www.dcug.de / www.dcug.at and www.dcug.ch.   Independent community Citrix enthusiast Roy Textor has launched a new user group covering Switzerland, Germany and Austria and anyone in the world who’d like to join in with German language information. We hope this group for customers, partners and anyone interested in ...

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  2. Upcoming Masterclass Webinar: Get awesome 3D Graphics on XenApp & XenDesktop!

    Click on the image and then choose the "What is a Master Class" link, if you want to see the level of past masterclasses

    Those of you who have used Citrix products in the past are likely to have attended one of Lee Bushen’s interactive Masterclasses. In the past Lee has run these for products such as Citrix XenServer and Cloudplatform. With the increasing interest in GPU technologies such as NVIDIA GRID vGPU and XenApp GPU sharing, as well as HDX 3D Pro for 3D Graphics and CAD/AEC/CAE/PLM applications, ...

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  3. How to cope at work with acute back pain: my Citrix experience and 10 tips

    Learn more about Citrix standing desks - great for back pain or very tall folk!!!

    Life was very busy and exciting, in March I moved into my first job as a Product Manager for HDX Graphics. An amazing learning curve getting to know completely new teams and products, I’d just come back from my first Synergy and then a trip out to Germany the following week. I’d had a few twinges of back ache on the flights, but nothing concerning and ...

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  4. New virtualization 3D graphics resources: free webinar, demo from TeamRGE, more

    Click on the image to see the latest demo on YouTube from @TeamRGE

    Thanks for tuning in to our newest installment of info for those of you seeking to know more about 3D graphics in virtual desktops. We've got a webinar coming up with our friends at NVIDIA and a cool new demo video. Don't miss the registration info at the bottom of this post! Well-known independent virtualization consultants @TeamRGE have been busy with some new videos showing what ...

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  5. National Women in Engineering Day – June 23rd 2014

    Next week, to mark National Women in Engineering Day I’ll be taking part in a panel event at the Engineering Department at Cambridge University (UK). The event is to give current undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers the opportunity to talk to people who have taken different career paths in academia and/or industry.   I’ve blogged before about how many of our female staff in the UK are already ...

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  6. Another successful community XenServer SDK project – free backup tools and scripts! NAUbackup & restore V2.0 released

    Over the last few months I’ve blogged a few times about new products and development from the third-party ecosystem around the Citrix XenServer APIs, see here and here.  I’m delighted that we’ve recently seen a new version of their open sourced “NAUbackup & restore” from our forum guru, Tobias Kreidl and his team at Northern Arizona University this used to be one of the most ...

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  7. SpaceX and GPU virtualization on Citrix XenDesktop – reducing the complexity of a Siemens TeamCenter deployment – it’s not Rocket Science!

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    There were loads of great talks at Citrix Synergy a few weeks ago, but I’m especially pleased I made the effort to get up for an 8:30am session from SpaceX SpaceX (in case you’d haven’t turned on a television or used the internet for a few years) designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. During Synergy week they were busily launching rockets into Space, visiting ...

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  8. Even virtual desktops have BSODs – Debugging Windows Guest VMs on Citrix XenServer (Developer-to-Developer)

    A while ago I wrote a web page on xenserver.org describing how to debug Windows VM that crash/BSOD. I managed to publish it in a pretty obscure location, here, and I’m not at all sure anyone has actually read it! I was inspired by tweet from Reinhard Teischl (@rteischl) on twitter, containing a universal truth:   “even virtual desktops have BSODs (bad apps and so on)”   Actually it’s ...

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  9. The mystery of why DirectX applications like Fishbowl are not GPU accelerated in Citrix XenApp when using Microsoft Internet Explorer but are in Google Chrome…

    We’ve had a few support queries raised recently as to why in XenApp, Microsoft Internet Explorer has GPU acceleration turned off for DirectX applications like Fishbowl, but it works fine with other browsers such as Google Chrome. It turns out this is by design, hard-coded into IE by Microsoft. Microsoft explicitly turns off GPU acceleration for IE in a remote desktop session. See article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528233 under ...

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  10. Configuring Virtualised Autodesk and similar applications including XenApp GPU-sharing and tools for sanity checking DirectX/OpenGL usage

    Quite a few comments on my earlier blogs have revealed some users struggling to configure Autodesk and similar applications particularly for XenApp GPU sharing, which when configured properly we've seen supporting 20 AutoCAD users on a single GPU, and is proving great for cost effective GPU sharing for applications such as Dassault 3DVIA Composer Player and SolidWorks, Adobe PhotoShop and GPU accelerated office apps such ...

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