Product: XenApp

  1. Site Wide View of HDX Graphics Modes

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      Some time ago I wrote an article covering the “HDX encoding methods” or HDX graphics modes in XenDesktop 7, a topic which has recently been expanded on in another great article found here which really delves into policy settings and additional recommendations and I recommend them both as background reading to this post. In fact I will not be covering any of the details surrounding ...

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  2. Workload Balancing (WLB) – XenDesktop and XenApp – Use Cases!

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    A few days ago I blogged about the new version of XenServer Workload Balancing 6.5 and highlighted some features that I thought were particularly interesting for XenDesktop and XenApp users to explore. In my last blog (which you can read here), I covered how the recent release of a new version of XenServer 6.5 and a new version of WLB adds more functionality, a better ...

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  3. JPEG Compression – Recognising The Artefacts to Help Tune HDX for XenDesktop and XenApp

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    Citrix HDX and HDX 3D Pro technologies use a multitude of compression technologies and codecs to support an enormous range of hardware, end-points, operating systems and network connections for XenDesktop and XenApp. Our technologies are adaptive so most of the time you will be unaware if we are changing technologies under-the-hood to support your particular systems, application usage and network conditions. The administrator has control ...

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  4. System Oriented Monitoring and Troubleshooting Survey

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      Calling All System Administrators, Partners, CSP's, CTP's! Many of you have been hearing, the "Citrix customer is first!".  We want to hear from you.   We know that monitoring and troubleshooting Citrix products is always at the top of everyone’s mind.  Here at Citrix, our goal is to make this an easier task for our customers.   If you’re a System Administrator, Partner, CSP, CTP, anyone who is responsible to ...

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  5. Citrix XenDesktop: PVS with NVIDIA vGPU Available and Fully Supported!

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    Those of you using Citrix XenDesktop and HDX 3D Pro with XenServer for vGPU may be aware that initially NVIDIA vGPU launched with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1 back in 2013 and was announced with support for MCS (Machine Creation Services) as a mechanism for provision desktops. Since then we have formally validated, tested and documented support for PVS too, you can find the official support matrix ...

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  6. Citrix XenServer Workload Balancing (WLB) – Why XenDesktop and XenApp Customers Really Should Take Note!

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    When I first started at Citrix, I did a lot of training with the XenServer Workload Balancing Architect Deane Smith. Deane has moved on from Citrix but his architecture remains and it’s one of the cleverest and most well thought out componentised examples of product design that I’ve seen. XenServer Workload Balancing (WLB) is one of the most distracting examples of product naming I’ve seen. It ...

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  7. Citrix and Cisco Solutions Come Alive at Cisco Live! in Milan

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            Citrix and Cisco Solutions Come Alive at Cisco Live! Cisco and Citrix offer automated tools to help you build, manage, and unify mobile workspaces, cloud networking, and cloud services.  We provide integrated, scalable, and secure virtualization solutions that deliver applications, desktops and data as on-demand services to users anywhere, any time, on any device. Come visit Citrix at Cisco Live! Milan.  World of Solutions Booth #P4  and also ...

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  8. Microsoft Lync Support – Citrix vs VMware Support Comparison

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    If you want to know which aspects of Microsoft Lync® are supported in the VDI environment, vague data doesn't provide the straight facts necessary to make informed decisions.  At the very least, apples-to apples-comparisons are not possible when information is unclear. So, I am writing to rectify this situation. Allow me to shed some light on the various platforms (Client OS, and versions of Microsoft Lync) ...

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  9. They Gave Me a Camera: NVIDIA

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      They Gave me a Camera Intel No budget, no recording company, just me chatting with our partners while a camera is running. That’s the idea behind They Gave me a Camera. In the second installment I sit down with NVIDIA who invented the idea of graphics virtualization. While the conversation starts discussing 3D applicaitons, I take the conversation into some very new territories, including ChromeBooks, HTML5, and encoding h.264 ...

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  10. Desktops-as-a-Service is About the Experience, Not Just the Technology

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    Successfully selling Desktops-as-a-Service isn’t about speeds and feeds, it’s about experience. End users want to access business-ready desktops on any device. The business buyer wants to learn how Desktops-as-a-Service can make their day-to-day business more efficient, flexible and secure. What distinguishes Citrix—and Citrix Service Providers – from other players in the market is the understanding that it’s more than technology features that make a service ...

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