Product: XenApp

  1. Printing is NOT important in the VDI environment – a comparison between Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View printing

    If you were to look at VMware’s printing strategy, you might be led to believe that printing is not important in a VDI environment. Ubiquitous as it may seem, printing is one of the most challenging and critical part of the virtual desktop strategy. VMware does not support virtual printing for all Horizon use-cases. Citrix, on the other hand, has been working on solving printing for ...

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  2. How to reduce SmartCard PIN prompts while using Netscaler Gateway with StoreFront 2.5

    I recently worked with a Public Sector customer on setting up SmartCard authentication with Netscaler Gateway and StoreFront 2.5. As anyone that has done a SmartCard (PIV\CAC\SIPR Token) implementation knows, it can be challenging. After getting past the initial setup and configuration, we had SmartCard working through the Netscaler Gateway and StoreFront. However, we were getting 3 PIN prompts while authenticating and trying to connect. The ...

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  3. Using gPXE for a more robust provisioning services setup

    The most common way of bootstapping PVS target devices is by relying on DHCP + TFTP, and since the 10.1 release of the  NetScaler we actually have simplified TFTP loadbalancing. TFTP loadbalancing used to be a bit tricky as you can tell from reading this post, and I thought I'd share a diffferent way of bootstrapping the provisioned VMs that I actually believe can be even more ...

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  4. Citrix XenDesktop and HDX 3D Pro: Intergraph SmartPlant Review and Smart 3D Virtualised with NVIDIA GRID

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    Intergraph is a leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software. Recently it was announced, here on the NVIDIA website, that Intergraph have virtualised SmartPlant Review and Smart 3D using Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp and HDX 3D Pro, accelerated by NVIDIA GRID GPU acceleration.   SmartPlant® Review is ...

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  5. Citrix and Fujitsu collaborate to capitalise on local growth of mobility in ANZ mobility market

    Whether it is smartphones, tablets or e-readers, people are using mobile devices these days and Fujitu's strategic partnership with Citrix provides a single point of expertise and ownership for our customers’ mobility services, delivering the highest service standards possible and a performance our customers can rely on. The mobility conversation may be driving Citrix’s business in A/NZ, though Fujitsu is also interested in the trend. Citrix ...

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  6. Custom XenDesktop/XenApp 7 reboot schedule using the SDK

    Just recently a customer that is on the move from XenApp 6.x to XenDekstop 7.x noticed that there's no longer an option or policy to set a fine grained reboot schedule. Thinking about it for a while I figured that all reboots are handled by the controller, and they are most likely initiated through the existing SDK, so putting together few lines of PowerShell should give ...

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  7. Advanced 3D graphics goes mobile: free webinar 13th August with Citrix, Dell, & Forrester

    Just a quick blog to highlight a free Citrix/Dell/Forrester webinar “Advanced 3D graphics goes mobile” coming up this week on Wednesday August 13th 2014. I think this one should be interesting as it will cover the mobility and business benefits of virtualising 3D graphics. The involvement of Dell should be valuable too as Dell are an OEM who have invested in working with graphical software ...

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  8. Top 10 Hosted Desktop Resources in the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence

    Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence

    Earlier this year, Citrix launched the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence, designed to assist Citrix Service Provider partners in every stage of the business development lifecycle, from onboarding and planning, through technical implementation and marketing, all the way to launching and growing. The Center of Excellence provides an end-to-end business and technology framework that includes strategy, operations, marketing, sales and technology planning guides and ...

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  9. XenDesktop/XenApp auf CloudPlatform mit CloudBridge Connector

    Immer mehr unserer XenDesktop und XenApp Kunden denken darüber nach, ihre Rechenleistung auch außerhalb des eigenen Rechenzentrums zu erweitern, jedoch ist die Verlagerung von Workloads in eine Cloud oft einfacher gesagt als getan. Während eine einfache Installation eines Servers in einer Cloud oft recht zügig vonstatten geht, ist der Aufbau der Netzwerkverbindung vom Kunden-Rechenzentrum zum Cloud-Rechenzentrum um einiges komplizierter. Mit der Freigabe von XenDesktop und ...

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  10. WM Software’s ShutdownPlus Rolling Restart is Citrix Ready Now

    ShutdownPlus Rolling Restart is enterprise software that manages restarts or power-cycles on Citrix XenApp® and XenDesktop® server farms without impacting end users. By using different restart schedules (single or multiple queued, simultaneously, or individually), the software can replicate a company’s existing schedule, or administrators can design new ones. This flexibility allows the software to match any company’s business needs. Servers are organized into groups on a ...

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