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Delivering Lync from XenApp and XenDesktop

LOP LYNC 2010 Session Window

For many Citrix customers, Microsoft® Lync® has become a widely used "strategic application" thanks to excellent audio-video conferencing capabilities and tight integration with the Microsoft® Office suite. Happily, no other desktop virtualization vendor offers as comprehensive a set of technologies for delivering Lync as Citrix. If you’d like to learn how the HDX features of XenApp, XenDesktop and Citrix Receiver support Lync for users on various ...

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Germany – A Big Citrix Family – New Cologne Regional User Group!


Timm Brochhaus and Helge Klein (Citrix Technology Professional) have just founded the Virtualization Community North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). You can find them on Facebook. Timm and Helge are looking to attract people from the greater Cologne area (NRW stands for North Rhine-Westphalia, the state Cologne belongs to), to take attend and speak at regular local events on Citrix, VMware and other virtualisation technologies. The first meeting of VCNRW ...

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The Eagle has Landed: Citrix XenApp is now available on HP Moonshot with Intel graphics!


Hi Everyone, My name is Tony Sanchez (@TonySanchez_CTX) and I work on the WW Alliances teams as principle solutions architect focusing on the HP Moonshot platform. Previously, I wrote a blog on the first Citrix and HP Moonshot offering with AMD called the CS100 for Citrix XenDesktop. Since then the HP Moonshot and Citrix family has grown and now for the first time Citrix XenApp 7.5 is ...

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HDX 3D Pro technology and FlexPod Datacenter – Extending Mobility into the Field – or should we say, Ocean?


This week, NetApp and Cisco are announcing a FlexPod data center solution that integrates NVIDIA GRID and Citrix HDX 3D Pro technology, which provides the ability to deliver a fast, interactive high-definition 3D graphical experience to geologists and geophysicists on a variety of devices.   Why is this important? This announcement illustrates how far business mobility has advanced beyond the concept of providing access to standard business applications on ...

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A beginner’s bookshelf for virtualising CAD/CAE/PLM, from the graphics up… a dirty dozen!


My background is in geometric kernel engineering for CAD/CAE/PLM working for the best part of a decade on the Parasolid kernel at Siemens PLM. After that I moved onto the engineering project at Citrix to virtualise GPUs (vGPU) with our joint collaboration with NVIDIA using their GRID technologies. As such I’m one of a number of people hired at Citrix over the last few years ...

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StoreFront and STIGed Environments-Smart Card (CAC) Login

So secure the end user cannot get in! Some organizations utilize a security hardened OS image.  Across the US government this is referred to as applying a STIG.  Recently I came across an interesting roadblock while working with a customer to resolve a problem logging into StoreFront using a DoD CAC (smart card).  The user was presented with a message that they could not log in ...

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Citrix Receiver for Mac 11.9 Tech Preview

Upgrading to Mac OSX 10.10? Citrix is pleased to announce the tech preview release of Receiver for Mac 11.9 for evaluation and feedback. This version is designed for use with the just released Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). Click here to try Receiver for Mac 11.9 Tech Preview today. Use the Receiver for Mac 11.9 Tech Preview Forum  to provide feedback or ask questions. Along with OSX 10.10 support, the Tech Preview also ...

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What’s new with HDX display in XenDesktop & XenApp 7.x?

User Experience

Learn More About New Graphics Delivery Modes And Improve User Experience My colleague Gabriel Nguyen and I have written this comprehensive post to help you better understand the changes affecting graphics in the newest XenApp and XenDesktop versions. XenDesktop 7.x has been released for a while and features several improvements, including new Display technologies such as Desktop Composition Redirection (the evolution of Aero Redirection) and H.264).  These new delivery methods ...

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Monitoring of XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 with Director and EdgeSight – 2nd Edition

In May 2013, Josh Fleming, Lisa Green and I co-authored the 1st Edition of our Reference Architecture for Director and EdgeSight.  As XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 released in September, we thought we'd update the document with more helpful morsels and the 2nd Edition of the paper was created.   As we move from the EdgeSight console to Director as our troubleshooting pane of glass, many questions arise.  This article ...

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Citrix Universal Print Server (UPS) – What’s changed in 2014 and what to expect going forward

UPS Session at #CitrixTex2014 - so much interest we got the main stage!

Sometimes as a product manager you see a technology that is either so cutting edge or fundamental that you have to add it to your portfolio.  I joined the Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, HDX Product Management team as product manager for “HDX Graphics” to expand my remit beyond the GPU accelerated projects I’d been working on such as integrating NVIDIA vGPU and enabling GPU adoption ...

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