Sumit Dhawan

  1. XenClient – virtual desktops are now here for laptop users

    Yesterday, we made XenClient generally available - we continued to make it more feature rich and compatible with more and more laptop devices. That means we also concluded our early release program - results in tens of thousands of downloads and great feedback from customers. Firstly, I want to thank everyone how downloaded the early release and gave us feedback on the product - we ...

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  2. Great news for Trade up

    For all XenApp customers who used Trade-up program to get access to complete desktop virtualization with XenDesktop 4, congratulations! For others who could not, I have some great news. New Trade-up Promotion to XenDesktop Today, Citrix announced a new Trade-up to XenDesktop promotion, making it easy and cost-effective for our XenApp customers to join the thousands of other users that are making virtual desktops a reality with ...

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  3. Emergence of Virtual Desktop Solutions – HP joins Microsoft & Citrix to get it started

    About 4 years ago when I started investigating the virtual desktops technology, there were some brave souls who were assembling the piece parts themselves to try to make something happen. A lot has happened since then - there are now viable options that customers have used to obtain large scale virtual desktop implementations. So, what's next? Solutions... In order for a technology and product sets to ...

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  4. VDI Simplified by Microsoft & Citrix – Kick Start or Get Rescued

    Customer interest in investigating desktop virtualization is extremely high - actually, several customers go further to tell me that virtualizing the desktops is a top priority this year with Windows 7. And the technology is now ready for customers to adopt desktop virtualization. However, the challenge customers are having is not really a technology one - it is that they are waiting - waiting for ...

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  5. XenDesktop 4 for education – campus wide or ad-hoc use

    Effective immediately, we are adding a campus-wide option to Citrix's Education Program. With the new campus-wide option, customers in education industry worldwide, including K-12 and higher education, have access to XenDesktop 4 starting at only $9 per year per Full Time Equivalent (FTE) student or staff/faculty. This price includes annual SA (Subscription Advantage - Citrix's software assurance program) that offers customers free software updates along ...

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  6. Thank you – XenDesktop 4 makes desktop virtualization real for a broader set of use cases now!

    Two weeks ago, we introduced XenDesktop 4, an exciting new product line that I personally believe will make virtual desktops a mainstream reality for the first time ever. The initial response to XenDesktop 4 has been overwhelmingly positive. Over the past two weeks, I've had countless conversations with customers, prospects and partners. In the course of these discussions, three themes in particular seem to have struck ...

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  7. XenDesktop 4 – You love it but…

    72 hours after the XenDesktop 4 announcement In the past 72+ hours after the announcement of XenDesktop 4, I have seen several positive comments written up by esteemed bloggers such as Chris Wolf (Burton Group), Dan Kuznetsky, Brian Madden, Doug Brown, the 451 Group, and more, reinforcing our mission to make desktop virtualization as the solution to the outdated desktop management practices. In addition, I have ...

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  8. Three ways to be a part of XenDesktop 4 revolution

    Time to rethink your desktops Months of planning, hours/weeks of discussions with customers, listening to the community and years of R&D effort leads to something big - and that right now is XenDesktop 4. Something that unlocks the potential of desktop virtualization that the world has been waiting for. With the new FlexCast delivery and enhanced HDX - now it is easy for anyone to look ...

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  9. 7 Steps to Windows 7

    Windows 7 looks great Like it or not, Windows 7 will be here soon. I am a new user of Windows 7 and it looks great! Definitely faster! I think that the adoption rate will far outpace not just Vista (of course) but also Windows XP. So chances are pretty good that there will be a rollout in your organization in the next 12 months. But,... Unfortunately, a ...

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  10. What’s the scoop on ‘user personalization’ for virtual desktops and what should we be expecting?

    On the run up to VMworld 2009, there seems to be an increasing amount of activity on the subject of user personalization in VDI. Gartner has written about dynamic workspace includng user personalization as a key element of the stack. What does it mean? What is user personalization all about? And, where does it need to be? Let's take a closer look. Aren't all PCs ...

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