Tag: XenDesktop

  1. Back to school with new technology: schools empowering students with Citrix Mobile Workspaces

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    When I was in school, computer labs were a luxury. Many schools were just receiving their first few computers, so for my class to have access, once a week, to a room of 12 computers was like getting the chance to drive a Ferrari on your 16th birthday. I vividly remember turning on a beige colored terminal and monitor, inserting a floppy disk that was ...

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  2. Register now for the Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp Linux Desktop Tech Preview

    But not by email! It seems an awful lot of people spotted a small press release last week announcing we are taking registrations for our tech preview of Linux Desktops for Citrix XenDesktop. If you missed it then you can read the full details here, there is also a link to the REGISTRATION PAGE in the press release. An awful lot of you clearly didn’t miss this ...

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  3. Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp: What is HDX? It’s not just ICA!

    HDX 3D Pro works with CAD and 3D vendors to ensure mutually engineered optimised architecture and interoperability

    “What’s the difference between HDX and ICA?”, “Is HDX 3D Pro different to HDX?”….. As a Product Manager these are questions I get asked a lot! We actually have a fantastic whitepaper, available here, covering what the HDX portfolio is. It has got a bit of marketing in there but fundamentally the technical descriptions of the technologies are very useful! I’ve re-published the text of the ...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Slaying the primary barriers to large scale VDI!

    Nick Rintalan and I recently presented several sessions at another successful BriForum conference.  One of the topics of frequent discussion at the conference was how to deliver VDI successfully on a large scale and whether to use persistent or non-persistent desktops.  Unfortunately, customers too often think VDI simply means taking that old clunky, difficult to manage and unreliable physical desktop and cramming it into a ...

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  7. How would you spend $100 to improve Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp and HDX?

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    Tim Mackey has an interesting blog about XenServer out, soliciting reader opinions on how they would invest in that product. It’s a fascinating read and I recommend being nosy and reading it here. Last week I had a long debate with some of the CTPs (Citrix Technology Professionals) on where we should prioritise investment in XenDesktop and HDX 3D Pro. One CTP feels really strongly that ...

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  8. Citrix Master Class Agent reveals more … HDX 3D Pro XenDesktop and GPU secrets!

    Now you may remember my blog post from February, when I uncovered my identity as a XenAgent in the XenServer Master Class. But I also work as an HDX Agent. Am I a double agent? Not really, Citrix XenDesktop, XenServer & HDX 3D Pro have a long history of working together, since we introduced GPU Passthrough with XenServer 5.6 FP1. If you never attended a Master Class ...

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  9. Introduction to Video Capture hardware for HDX Product Demonstrations

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    We’ve seen a phenomenal interest in HDX 3D Pro for delivering rich graphics and CAD applications on XenApp and XenDesktop and uptake of technologies such as NVIDIA GRID vGPU. I’m increasingly being asked how to record great demos, one of our senior graphical experts in the UK HDX team, Andrew Woodard, kindly agreed to write this blog about his experiences doing this for performance analysis ...

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