Product: XenDesktop

  1. Learn How StoreFront 3.0 Supports Google Chrome without NPAPI

    A couple of months ago, I blogged here to give a head-up about the disruption of user experience for Receiver for Web when Google Chrome disables NPAPI and to provide some temporary workarounds.  I indicated that we were actively working on new technology to remove the dependency on NPAPI. Today, I can announce that the new solution is included in the StoreFront 3.0 Tech Preview. In this ...

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  2. VENOM Vulnerability

    This week, a security advisory identified as as “VENOM” or Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation, CVE-2015-3456 was publicly announced. During Citrix Synergy, I received questions about how XenServer is affected, and what customers should do about it. Citrix recently published a security advisory (http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX201078) on VENOM as it relates to XenServer, and while that should be your main source of updates, I thought I would provide ...

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  3. Imprivata OneSign and Citrix Receiver Integration Has Returned for Synergy!

    Throughout my seven years working for Citrix, I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to interact with clinicians, patients, healthcare ISVs, partners, healthIT professionals, researchers, consultants, account reps, and sales engineers. If I could run every "Citrix in Healthcare" conversation I've had through a word cloud generator, the largest text would read "long login times"; and it would far outshadow the second place contender, "voice ...

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  4. Intel, Charismathics and Citrix Unlock Virtual Smart Card Authentication

    Citrix endpoints just got more secure. Here is how. Intel launched their Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) in 2012, providing a simple, tamper-resistant method for protecting access to customer and business data from threats and fraud. Intel IPT is now built into all Intel inspired Ultrabook™ devices and the latest business PCs utilizing Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors. Increased interest in certificate-based authentication brought together Intel and charismathics ...

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  5. Tech Previews for Citrix Receiver and StoreFront 3.0 Now Available

    In early March, we released the StoreFront 2.7 Technology Preview. This represented a Tech Preview for first set of components related to the Receiver X1 project. That release provided IT admins the ability to create and manage a centrally branded end user app selection experience on Receiver for Web. At today’s Synergy keynote, we’re expanding the reach of this story by announcing the availability of the ...

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  6. Converged Systems and Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop: Overview at SYN109

    Today there is a veritable zoo of solutions out there for hosting Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop workloads on converged systems. From big iron solutions like those of our biggest hardware partners to boutique solutions from smaller but still important players, it has become difficult to keep track of it all. The benefits of converged systems are well-established. Vendors deliver fully tested, pre-validated and configured systems that ...

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  7. Citrix XenServer v6.5 SP1: Double Density, Docker Containers and Enhanced Graphics Support!

    That’s right - XenServer v6.5 SP1 has just been released, featuring enhanced graphics support with Intel GVT-d GPU pass-through for Windows, nVIDIA GPU pass-through for Linux and Docker container run-time management! Citrix Synergy 2015 is in full swing here in Orlando, Florida, and the XenServer product group has been eagerly looking forward to this year's event for numerous reasons. It might feel like only last week that ...

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  8. A Radically Simplified Way to Deploy and Manage Citrix Workloads Across Clouds

    Newton's Cradle

    End-users are expecting applications to be delivered on an on-demand basis, which makes it very difficult for IT to keep up with the line of business demands and meet aggressive SLAs. Additionally, delivery of application workloads is only the first step. Once the workloads are delivered, IT administrators have to constantly monitor the health of application workloads to make sure that they are available and running ...

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  9. Citrix Support for Skype for Business

    This week at Citrix Synergy 2015 in Orlando we announced a new release of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Lync® to be available at the end of June. Release 1.8 will support optimized delivery of Microsoft’s rebranded universal communications client, Skype for Business, from XenApp and XenDesktop, in Lync UI mode. In addition to supporting Windows and Linux devices, the new release introduces an ...

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  10. Setting a Default Landing Folder for Receiver for Web

    Recently I implemented a customization for a customer to set a default landing folder for Receiver for Web 2.6. As this may be useful for customers who used to follow CTX119550 to customize Web Interface to get this functionality, I am making it available here. First, follow the instruction here to configure the related Store to be a mandatory store. Then, configure the  Applications view as the default ...

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