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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Service Demo

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:00:12 +0000

(image) As a key component of a secure digital Workspace, the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop service enables you to securely deliver Apps and Desktops to your users. Regardless of location, the users will enjoy a great consistent user experience across any device and work securely with their applications and data. Watch the demo and visit This […]

Citrix: A Practical Example of Using Cloud Storage with XenServer in the Citrix Demo Center

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:49:35 +0000

(image) 10-years ago, we were asking how to connect SAN/NAS devices to XenServer, and how to deal with high-availability with such devices. We talked about logical volumes, and how to make them look like local physical disks to the XenServer, and what the best filesystem is to contain a XenServer Storage Repository. It goes without saying […]

Citrix: Selling to a Security Executive

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:04:06 +0000

(image) There is no doubt that for any customer you speak with today, security is top of mind. I know; I live it every day as the newly named CSIO (lots of fancy letters that stand for Chief Security Information Officer). Citrix made the decision to combine the CIO and CSO roles because, today, security threats demand that […]

Citrix: The Net Neutrality Decision and Implications for Citrix Customers

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:50:59 +0000

(image) The Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision to overturn Net Neutrality will significantly impact telecommunications providers and their customers. Citrix products and services can help both function efficiently in a post-Net Neutrality world. On Dec. 14, 2017,  the Federal Communications Commission overturned a 2015 decision to treat broadband internet communications as a Title II communication service with providers […]

Citrix: So Much Buzz Around HDX 3D Pro!

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:45 +0000

(image) A decade since Citrix and NVIDIA pioneered the virtualization of 3D graphics apps for CAD and AEC, there is so much happening in this space that it is hard to keep up with all of the news. It is extremely satisfying to see widespread customer recognition that virtualization is the best way to deliver applications […]

Citrix: Making Sense of High-resolution Displays and DPI with Citrix Graphics Remoting

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:59:48 +0000

(image) Software runs behind next-generation displays As usual in the technology world, hardware continues to advance at an incredible pace and software engineers play catch up to write code that can tap its full potential. The evolution of high resolution displays is a perfect example of this fact. Remember when HD TVs came out, but there […]

Citrix: HTML5 Multimedia Redirection: State of the Union Part II

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:47:12 +0000

(image) In the first installment in this series, we laid out the context for the latest set of technologies in HDX MediaStream Multimedia Redirection, and explained what’s in 7.16. In this post, we will explain the differences between HTML5 Video Redirection and Browser Content Redirection and do a deep dive into the technologies. Browser Content Redirection […]

Citrix: Check Out How Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliances Accelerate the Journey to Citrix Cloud!

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:14:19 +0000

(image) At Citrix Summit 2017, we announced a new initiative for our HCI platform partners called the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance Program. It provided a roadmap for these partners to develop automated integrations with Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service that would help our reseller partners give customers what they truly wanted—a solution that could […]

Citrix: Kicking off the New Year with a Tech Preview: XenMotion of NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated VMs!

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:50:13 +0000

(image) Live Migration of Virtual Machines is old news. But what about GPU-accelerated VMs? Do you still have to power them down during migration? No. Today, that’s changing — but only if you use Citrix XenServer! NVIDIA first announced GPU virtualization with Citrix XenServer support at Citrix Synergy in 2013, demonstrating how NVIDIA’s virtual GPU products […]

Citrix: Industry-Wide Computer Processor Vulnerability – What To Know, What To Do

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:20:13 +0000

(image) Google Project Zero, a team of security analysts at Google charged with identifying new vulnerabilities, reported a new class of security vulnerability in computer processors that have certain advanced optimization capabilities. This is an industry-wide issue with the processor hardware architecture, not a problem inherent in operating systems, hypervisors, or applications, and has been referred […]

Citrix: 3 Pillars of DaaS Success – Webinar & FAQ

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:30:12 +0000

(image) Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a hot topic. Thank you to all that attended the December 13 webinar, Getting to the State of OPEX: 3 Pillars of DaaS Success, and for the insightful questions you raised. Due to the great participation we had during the live webinar, we received more questions than we were able to answer in […]

Citrix: How the Move to Cloud Services Is Transforming Citrix Procurement

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:05:11 +0000

(image) You may have seen how Citrix has embraced the transformative power that cloud services can bring to a business. As we have shifted our focus, putting Citrix Cloud at the center of our product strategy, we are also seeing the cloud transform the way we work across all functions of our business. I recently started […]

Citrix XenMobile Service Demo Video

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:55:10 +0000

(image) With much of today’s workforce using multiple devices to get their job done, unified endpoint management is a key component of a secure digital workspace. Citrix XenMobile Service gives IT the ability to manage a wide range of device types and applications. Watch the demo to learn more and visit This video is from the […]

Citrix Workspace Service Overview Video

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:12:02 +0000

(image) Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere. Rely on Windows app and desktop delivery from XenApp and XenDesktop, device security from XenMobile, secure file sync and sharing with ShareFile, and network security with NetScaler. And only a Citrix Workspace offers […]

Citrix: Voting is Now Open for the 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners!

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:41:45 +0000

(image) Watch the finalist videos and vote now! Voting closes Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 12 pm PT. Citrix partners are the under-sung heroes in helping business around the world bring digital transformations to life. In a recent blog post, Citrix Channel Chief, Craig Stilwell, introduced the 2018 finalists who demonstrate how technology is changing lives and literally transforming […]

Citrix NetScaler MAS: XenApp and XenDesktop Visibility

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:47:58 +0000

(image) Citrix NetScaler MAS provides unique visibility into the overall performance of Citrix HDX technology and the ICA protocol giving you insights to optimize the delivery of virtual apps and desktops. Learn more at This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix SecureMail using Samsung Dex!

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:20:53 +0000

(image) Would you like to use Secure Mail on a bigger display, but don’t want to carry two devices with you? Don’t worry — you can use Samsung DeX with a Samsung S8 or S8+ enabling aesthetically designed Secure Mail to work on a bigger display from 10.7.20 release. The result? Your phone now becomes your […]

Citrix XenApp 7.15 LTSR – Now Target Platform for Epic Hyperspace!

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:40:55 +0000

(image) Recently, Epic added XenApp 7.15 LTSR (with Windows Server 2012 R2 VDAs) as a Target Platform for Hyperspace 2015 and 2017! As my colleague Nick Rintalan has said, XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 is the biggest release in company history, so XenApp 7.15 moving from Experimental Platform to Target Platform is also a pretty big deal. […]

Citrix Study: Why Unified Application-delivery is the Future for Multi-cloud Environments

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:00:47 +0000

(image) The multi-cloud environment is rapidly heating up! According to an IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Citrix, How do Organizations Plan to Assure Application Delivery in a Multi-Cloud World? (October 2017), 72.3% of cloud users now have a blend of on-premises and off-premises clouds in place. Fuelling this growth is the desire to accommodate new and existing applications in […]

Citrix: What’s Your Cloud’s Superpower?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:10:51 +0000

(image) Pay attention to technology prognosticators (yes, like me) for long and you’ll hear one word repeated again and again and again: Cloud. Specifically, hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud technology unifies all the applications from all the platforms, whether they happen to be enterprise or on-prem applications, applications deployed in a public cloud, or mobile applications and […]

Citrix: Understanding Contextual Access – Login and Access Methods Can Make Sense

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:22:56 +0000

(image) Are you frustrated every time you have to login or access new computing resources? Cumbersome credentials, onerous IT requirements, and the inability to leverage your own technologies can may help security, but at the expense of productivity — and that can quickly devolve into creative workarounds of IT security policies. Worse yet, not having strong […]

Citrix SD-WAN Center Monitoring

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:30:55 +0000

(image) How to control SD-WAN Center Monitoring Statistics timeline If you want to take a look to various different or individual timeframes in Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN Center Monitoring Statistics, you can specify it in the following ways. 1. Preconfigured views When you open the Monitoring / Statistics tab, you will get shown the data you have […]

Citrix Innovation Award for Partners finalist 2018 – AceIQ, Sweden

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:02:12 +0000

(image) This video is about AceIQ, a finalist for the 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners, a leading provider of Citrix solutions across northern Europe, with a passion for helping people and organizations achieve their goals. Their customer Malux AB, manufactures and distributes explosion-proof electrical, lighting and communications solutions for industrial use. AceIQ helped Malux design […]

Citrix Smart Tools Demo Video

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:53:32 +0000

(image) Citrix Smart Tools are designed to be easily consumable services to help Citrix Administrators deliver secure, highly performing digital workspaces, on-premises or in the cloud. This demo focuses on two tools. Smart Check: Helps your XenApp and XenDesktop sites run smoothly by discovering and solving issues before they impact end users. Smart Scale: Helps ensure […]

Citrix ShareFile Service Demo Video

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:50:48 +0000

(image) Citrix ShareFile Service enables your workforce to access, sync, and securely share files from anywhere, on any device. Watch this demo to take a look at how IT admins can manage ShareFile accounts for users within their organization. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Why Citrix Workspace for Office 365 Video

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:34:56 +0000

(image) Office 365 is a popular subscription service of productivity apps for Windows as well as Android and iOS mobile platforms. In fact, you can even use the service as a pure cloud app, which is how Microsoft prefers. Citrix Workspace is the unified way to consume all apps, no matter where they are or what […]

Citrix: Multi-Domain Considerations with NetScaler Gateway and StoreFront – Part 2

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:37 +0000

(image) In Part 1 of this series, we discussed different options of configuring NetScaler Gateway authentication policies for XenApp and XenDesktop in a multi-domain environment. In this article, we will focus on multi-domain configuration options for NetScaler Gateway session policies. The same list of topics that will not be covered in the series mentioned in Part […]

Citrix: Croatian Post Speeds IT Delivery & Reduces Maintenance Costs with Citrix

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:27:32 +0000

(image) A recent global survey from Harvard Business Review and our friends at Microsoft found that 80% of IT and business executives believe digital disruption is impacting their industry, with nearly half expecting it to render their organization’s traditional business models obsolete by 2020. Such digital transformation spares no industry. Not even the postal service. So, […]

How to configure a Citrix NetScaler VPX instance on AWS by using Citrix CloudFormation template – Video

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:25:21 +0000

(image) Watch this video to learn how to configure a Citrix NetScaler VPX standalone instance on Amazon Web Servic (AWS) by using the Citrix CloudFormation template. For more information, see the “Deploying a NetScaler VPX Standalone Instance on AWS” topic on our documentation site: This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: Troubleshooting User and Device Capabilities Now Available on XenMobile Citrix Cloud Service

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:30:26 +0000

(image) Today, Citrix Cloud XenMobile service is previewing a new Helpdesk Admin role that would make it easier for helpdesk administrators to cater to customers calls. The new helpdesk administrator persona is served by Citrix Cloud Director inside the XenMobile Cloud Service Console. But, wasn’t Director the monitoring and troubleshooting console for XenApp & XenDesktop? Yes, […]

Citrix XenMobile Service Monitoring Architecture

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:20:42 +0000

(image) In a previous post on XenMobile Service monitoring, I wrote about the basic components that make up the XenMobile Service monitoring system. As stated, the solution is based on a system called Icinga2, a distributed, highly-available application that allows you to run business decisions based on the result of invoking checks or probes against another networked […]

Citrix 2018: The Year of Automation & Anti-innovation

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:50:13 +0000

(image) 2018 is the year of automation and anti-innovation. You might be thinking something along the lines of, “How can both of these things be true?” Before the onset of the Industrial Revolution, many people made a living building products by hand. Fast forward to the dawn of machinery, and technology gradually replaced many of these […]

Citrix 2017 – Innovations in Virtualization – Video

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:02:43 +0000

(image) See key innovative capabilities Citrix brought to market in 2017 around virtual apps, desktops and servers. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: Don’t Forget About QoS/DSCP

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:48:39 +0000

(image) Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: don’t forget about QoS/DSCP! Skype for Business (SFB) has become quite popular and, more and more, companies all over the world have implemented or are in the process of implementing Microsoft’s unified communications platform. The Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack, the only VDI solution endorsed by Microsoft, enables […]

Citrix XenMobile 10.7.20 more control; great experience

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 06:35:31 +0000

(image) Available now, XenMobile 10.7.20 has something for everyone. Let’s start with your Samsung mobile device users. Citrix has extended its partnership with Samsung to include DeX (Desktop Experience) enabling a full Windows desktop experience on the new Samsung Galaxy S8. DeX not only optimizes your Desktop and App virtualization, it also provides a great experience […]

Citrix: A Voice-controlled IoT Christmas Jumper

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:35:31 +0000

(image) ‘Twas the night before Christmas Jumper Day, when all through the house… not a single festive sweater could be found! Each year in the Citrix office in Cambridge, UK, we take part in the annual Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. But at 8pm the evening before, I found myself without a suitable Yuletide sweater […]

Citrix: 54 Billion Reasons to Vote for Stan as Cybersecurity Professional of the Year!

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:45:45 +0000

(image) I had the opportunity to sit down with our Chief Security and Information Officer, Stan Black, who has been nominated for the cybersecurity professional of the year award. Take a look at our Q&A below to see all the reasons to vote for Stan as cybersecurity professional of the year – then cast your vote! […]

Citrix Mobility Master Class: Security and Workflow Deep Dive

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:30:03 +0000

(image) Please join our technology experts for another deep-dive session on XenMobile as we discuss and demonstrate what’s new with the latest tips and tricks. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: Dynamic Subscription Icons in StoreFront

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:25:00 +0000

(image) In this blog post, I review the steps for customizing the StoreFront UI so that the “details” link associated with each application is replaced by a dynamic icon determined by the application’s subscription status. For example: Customized This is a useful modification for customers that have a large number of applications, as it affords users […]

Citrix: Lessons Learned from Completing a Spartan Trifecta with My Citrix Colleague

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:45:05 +0000

(image) This November, Justin Levy, Citrix director of social media, and I completed our first Spartan Trifecta, and Chuan Lim, a staff software engineer, completed his second of the year. You’re probably wondering what a Spartan Trifecta is – and why we’re so proud of ourselves – I’ll explain. A Spartan Trifecta is earned by completing […]

Citrix: MOQdigital & Citrix: Delivering Great Outcomes in the Cloud

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:35:59 +0000

(image) If I had a chance to live in Australia, I just might take it. Seriously. I think I fell in love the moment my feet touched ground! When I arrived in Brisbane, and even more so in Sydney, Australia, it felt so much like home. The Brisbane air was heavy with humidity, just like my […]

Citrix: Digital Transformation & User Experience: Driving Better Patient Outcomes in 2018

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:42:55 +0000

(image) Whenever a breakthrough, life-saving innovation happens in healthcare, medical professionals have to adapt to the advanced tools and systems behind it. This process is nothing new, but the degree of technological sophistication needed to support these innovations is rapidly changing. I’m talking about the technology that supports critical medical procedures, yes, but I’m also talking […]

Citrix: Performance Leap in Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac for HDX 3D Pro XenDesktop

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:45:13 +0000

(image) The performance of Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac has improved nearly 5x over Citrix Receiver 12.7 for Mac and it is on par with Citrix Receiver 4.9 for Windows, especially with HDX 3D Pro XenDesktop environment running graphics intensive workloads. This performance leap is attributed to optimization of threading architecture and fine-tuning the Thinwire graphics […]

Citrix Fueling Innovation – A Quick Look at How We Spark Creativity

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:45:23 +0000

(image) Organic innovation – the process of inventing breakthrough technologies in-house – plays a key role in keeping technology companies competitive and healthy. That’s why it’s critical to foster innovation within the company culture, and why it’s a priority here at Citrix. In my last Fueling Innovation at Citrix  post, I explained how we use Tech […]

Citrix Named a Leader in Both Cloud and Hybrid EFSS Forrester Wave Reports

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:58:14 +0000

(image) We are excited to announce that Citrix has been named a Leader in both The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms –  Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 report and The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017 report. Two new, independent Forrester Wave™ reports from Forrester Research evaluate […]

Citrix: Monitor Data for XenApp and XenDesktop in Citrix Cloud is Now Available through OData

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:31:07 +0000

(image) The XenApp and XenDesktop environment on Citrix Cloud gathers a large amount of historical data in the Monitoring Database. Accessing this data through OData was not a part of Cloud Services until now. We have introduced a new OData API that enables XenApp and XenDesktop administrators to create their own queries based on this monitoring […]

Citrix NetScaler MAS: Providing Clear Visibility into Hybrid Cloud Environments

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:39:17 +0000

(image) This is the third post in a series that is exploring the ways hybrid cloud-based and SaaS applications are driving a new approach to application delivery. In previous blog posts, we presented the overall challenges posed by hybrid cloud-based and SaaS applications and dived deeply into reliability. In this post, we continue by looking at how gaining […]

Citrix: Ain’t Nothin’ but a G(oogle) Thang: Citrix on Google Cloud

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:58 +0000

(image) At Citrix, we believe that enabling customers and partners to choose any public cloud platform that they want for running business workloads is critical to success. Since our first public cloud platform offering, we have made great progress in ensuring that platform choice is front and center for designing the secure digital workspace of the […]

Citrix: “Use iPad Storage”/ “Use iPhone Storage” Settings – Citrix Receiver for iOS

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:26:08 +0000

(image) Have you ever wondered about mapping an iOS app-related device drive onto a published app or desktop? If such a feature were available, it would make file-sharing between published apps and desktops so much easier, right? What if iOS app-related data could be easily transferred to a Mac machine via iTunes? That would really be […]

Citrix: What’s New in XenApp, XenDesktop and XenServer in December 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

(image) Last month, we kicked off our monthly “What’s New in XenApp, XenDesktop and XenServer” series to highlight all the new monthly enhancements in our virtualization solutions. Building on the momentum from November, we continue to enhance user satisfaction with our industry-first Windows Continuum virtual desktop experience. Also this month, we release XenServer 7.3, which expands […]

Citrix Named a Leader in Forrester’s Latest Cloud EFSS Evaluation

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:25:17 +0000

(image) We’re excited to share that analyst firm Forrester recently released its report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 in which Citrix ShareFile is positioned as a leader. Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) is no longer just about sharing large files, it’s about enhancing the workplace experience, […]

Performance comparison of Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.7 with Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.8 – Video

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:51:03 +0000

(image) In Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.8, we have achieved a leap in the graphics performance. Especially while working with a Citrix HDX 3D Pro-Environment. Now Citrix Receiver for Mac is on par with Windows Receiver and nearly 5X faster than Receiver for Mac 12.7. Learn more This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: Password Wars – Randomizing Local Admin Passwords in Non-persistent Environments

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:30:06 +0000

(image) Achieving complete control over a company is a feat that requires a black belt and serious Jedi hacking skills. You must create a chain of multiple zero-day exploits to get into a network (we all know they are really “cheap”), use a hacking mask to bypass face recognition authentication and, finally, extract data using an FM radio […]

Citrix: AceIQ and Malux: Reaping the Benefits of an End-to-End Cloud Solution

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:10:10 +0000

(image) In more than a decade of traveling for the Citrix Innovation Award project, I’d never been to Sweden, so I was really looking forward to working with AceIQ and their customer Malux AB on their Citrix Innovation Award for Partners video. We actually flew into Copenhagen airport in Denmark, then took a scenic drive across […]

Citrix: Not Just Fresh Paint! The All-new Citrix Receiver for Android 3.13

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:20:16 +0000

(image) I’m a huge fan of classic cars. I love their old iron cast engines, their sweet roar. I had never been a fan of new-age, high-tech cars until recently when I drove a new Audi A8. Wow! The tech underneath its skin and its performance — PHEW! Though the purr of a classic engine is […]

Performance comparison of Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac with Citrix Receiver 4.9 for Windows – Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:14:09 +0000

(image) In Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac, we have achieved a leap in the graphics performance; especially on a Citrix HDX 3D Pro-Environment. Now Citrix Receiver for Mac is on par with Citrix Receiver 4.9 for Windows and nearly 5X faster than Receiver for Mac 12.7. Learn more This video is from the fine folks at […]

Citrix: 3 Steps & 5 Minutes Can Stop a Top Security Risk in Your Organisation

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:02:51 +0000

(image) The fact that human error is the biggest security risk to any organisation should not be news to anyone. However, the notion that a harmless, daily routine for most users is one of the top security risks organisations face today might come as a surprise. Internet browsing — the most common break activity of the […]

Citrix delivers the most native Windows 10 experience in virtual desktops with Windows Continuum – Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:59:08 +0000

(image) Citrix XenDesktop, with XenServer, is the only desktop virtualization platform to deliver the Windows Continuum experience to Windows 10 virtual desktops. Continuing to innovate for the mobile workforce, our latest XenDesktop release enables the operating system of the virtual machine to automatically toggle between Desktop and Tablet mode in real-time, as the state of the […]

Citrix: How to Speed Up AppDNA Install Capture by Using a Pre-captured Before Snapshot

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:23:08 +0000

(image) When using AppDNA’s Install Capture feature for importing your legacy setup.exe applications, it is possible to configure the guest VM and Install Capture Execution Profile to skip the initial ‘Before Snapshot’ step, saving you up to 1/3 of the overall processing time for each app! This is useful if you have a large base image […]

Citrix: Enabling Engagement for Today’s Flexible Workforce

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:55:10 +0000

(image) When asked about what’s transformed modern business, my answer is always the same: mobility. The ability of users to move from place to place—from the office, to the plane, or even to the beach—with seamless access to resources has completely changed the way business works. Much of the discussion around mobility focuses on individual productivity, […]

Citrix Innovation Award for Partners: Around the World

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:41:43 +0000

(image) 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners finalists include Coretek from Metro Detroit Michigan, AceIQ from Southern Sweden, and MOQdigital from Australia. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix Innovation Award for Partners Finalist: Behind the Scenes with Coretek

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:35:43 +0000

(image) Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners finalist Coretek. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: How to Be an (IT) Healthcare Hero

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:44:07 +0000

(image) In recent years, Citrix has been transforming the lives of busy clinicians across the NHS. Swapping aging, PC-based estates for properly resourced, virtual desktop services, these fast new desktops are saving hard-pressed healthcare workers hours each day, even in the intense environment of the emergency room. In the process, NHS Trusts’ IT teams are becoming […]

Citrix: How Kansas Development Finance Authority prevented WannaCry with Citrix & Hypervisor Introspection

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:42:27 +0000

(image) Citrix has really taken on the initiative of providing the most secure virtual computing platform in the market. — Jeff Kater, Director of IT at Kansas Development Finance Authority With ever-evolving threats, Citrix realized that the hypervisor had an untapped security potential. In partnership with Bitdefender, we developed the revolutionary Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) security solution for Citrix […]

Citrix XenMobile API Use-Cases and Examples

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:45:06 +0000

(image) XenMobile has a powerful REST API that exposes a lot of rich information about your XenMobile site, and also allows you to manipulate it. But what are some practical things that you can do with it? First, if you haven’t already seen Ole Kristian Lona’s 3-part series on how to use the REST API it’s worth […]

Citrix: The Power of Disconnecting

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:30:53 +0000

(image) During my recent trip to Africa, I saw many unforgettable and fascinating sights – from gorillas in the mountains of Rwanda to elephants and impalas on the Serengeti. But perhaps the most remarkable sight was the image in my mirror each morning: me, on vacation. It’s been a long time since I’ve unplugged from work […]

Citrix Innovation Award for Partners Finalist: Behind the Scenes with AceIQ

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:30:43 +0000

(image) Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners finalist AceIQ. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: SSON Configuration Checker for Citrix Receiver for Windows

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:01:53 +0000

(image) Hey Domain Administrators! Do you know how SSON Configuration Checker has eased domain-pass through configuration? Well, if you don’t then this is the right place. Maybe domain pass-through authentication is a simple concept, but at times it doesn’t work well, which is mainly due to configuration issues. So, we often end up referring to this support article […]

Citrix: Scaling And Securing IoT Data Streams

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:40:53 +0000

(image) The Internet of Things (IoT) is big and upcoming; we see more connected devices around us each day. When typical devices are “connected,” there’s an opportunity to make them smart and introduce new services, insights, and more. As a result, many organisations are looking at how they can leverage these new technologies so they may […]

Citrix StoreFront UI Customization Series

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:32:53 +0000

(image) It’s been a couple of years since the previous StoreFront customization series was published, so it’s time for a content refresh. While doing research on existing customization implementations found around the web, it was observed that many of them were not compatible with native Receiver clients. Consequently, using those methods can lead to an inconsistent […]

Citrix: Simplifying the User Experience through Citrix Receiver for Chrome & HTML5 v2.6!

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:36:46 +0000

(image) Amid the hustle and bustle of the final preparations for Christmas, Citrix has an early gift for you. The Citrix Receiver team has been working closely with our customers to deliver a secure, flexible, and reliable experience with Citrix Receiver for Chrome and HTML5. Taking note of the feedback we got from you, we are […]

Citrix: A Climate of Change – The Retail Industry & Enabling Technology

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:53:57 +0000

(image) During the time I lived in Dallas, a hilarious couple lived next door. The husband, a former airline executive who was already a knobby-kneed octogenarian by the time I met him, was full of corny sayings guaranteed to make me laugh. “Life by the inch is a cinch,” he’d say with a sly grin, as […]

Citrix: 11th December – The Day Brits Would Wrap Up Work for Christmas if IT Issues Didn’t Restrict Productivity!

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:41:47 +0000

(image) Here’s some early holiday cheer — if Britain’s knowledge workers operated in an IT issue-free environment, they would reach the same yearly productivity level as the average office worker (battling IT challenges) by today, Monday, 11th December. Commissioned by Citrix and carried out by Censuswide, our research quizzed over 1,000 full time office workers in […]

Citrix: Reliability is a “Must Have” for Delivering Apps from the Cloud

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:42:33 +0000

(image) In the first blog post in our series on hybrid cloud world challenges for application delivery, we learned that there are three areas to address: reliable access & delivery, trusted security, and visibility through intelligent analytics. We will focus this post on diving into reliable access. Many organizations are starting to use hybrid- and multi-cloud […]

Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance Now Available with Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:50:14 +0000

(image) Today, in partnership with Nutanix, Citrix announced the availability of Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud as the industry’s first Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance. This makes it faster and easier to deliver secure digital workspaces in today’s hybrid cloud world. The Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance program was designed with one thing in mind: you – our […]

Citrix NetScaler Master Class December 2017 – On Demand Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:16:19 +0000

(image) Welcome to the Citrix NetScaler Master Class. Get details on latest features of NetScaler, tips and tricks for easy configuration, and interact with our NetScaler product experts. Agenda “101” – SD-WAN; What’s all the fuss about “In the Spotlight” – NetScaler SD-WAN: new things that make your WAN Links better, cheaper Special Section – How […]

Citrix: Three Reasons why SD-WAN is the Future of Branch Network Infrastructure

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:47:56 +0000

(image) SD-WAN, or software-defined WAN, is exploding at the rate of knots, and is the hottest topic within the networking space right now. Estimated to be worth just $225m back in 2015, IDC predicts that sales of SD-WAN technology will reach $1.19bn by the end of this year, and mushroom to $8.05bn by 2021.1 The reason for […]

Citrix Optimizer Explained

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:48:37 +0000

(image) I’ve always found the way operating systems evolve and adapt to be fascinating. They have more functionality with every release, their inner workings are more intelligent, they can automatically adapt to different situations, and are generally a lot more complex than we realize — up to the point where what we think we know about […]

Citrix: Why is Everyone Talking about Citrix and Kubernetes?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:14:53 +0000

(image) Faster application development and deployment are the new mantras for IT, Digital, and DevOps teams. Microservices are the emerging application architecture. As customers make this migration, they will do so in steps —beginning with a static architecture in which containers are deployed manually — then ultimately moving to a robust, automated architecture with service discovery, […]

Citrix: Application Analytics in Citrix Director

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:21:48 +0000

(image) Citrix Director displays information related to the published applications in the XenApp and XenDesktop environment in several contexts. Administrators can view Application Instances in Filters view, Application Usage, and Application Failures in Capacity Management under Trends view. Application Analytics released with Citrix Director 7.16 adds to this list of features related to application monitoring. Application […]

Citrix XenMobile – Working through REST API Part 3: Enrollment

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:42 +0000

(image) It has been a while since my two first blog posts in this series, as I have been kept very busy lately. The plan for my third post, is to show how you can customize enrollment into XenMobile to fit your special needs! First things first: Here is my first blog post, showing the technique. […]

Is your business moving to the cloud and modern app development? – Citrix On-Demand Webinar

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:50:33 +0000

(image) View this webinar and learn: why customers are not convinced that F5 is the right choice for them, common enterprise application delivery use cases, and why Citrix NetScaler is gaining popularity amongst former F5 customers. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: ICYMI – Recapping a Quarter of Citrix Cloud Enhancements

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:00:47 +0000

(image) Although we typically write blog posts about major enhancements to our products and solutions, it’s easy to forget about the smaller changes we make on an ongoing basis to improve our products and to make them more user-friendly. This post will look at some of the enhancements we rolled out over the last quarter or […]

Citrix: A New Option to Protect Your Workspace: In-session Watermark

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:10:50 +0000

(image) We enforce security from the enterprise boundaries to every individual end point device. We design layered secure zones to prevent information leakage. We are armed to the teeth, protecting every bit of our information. But is that enough? Even a small leak could sink a great ship; every detail needs to be considered to foresee […]

Citrix XenApp Essentials – Part 2

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:43:50 +0000

(image) “XenApp Essentials, The Revenge: Return of the Kireeti.” It’s not all that uncommon that a sequel turns out better than the original. For example, “The God Father II”, “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”… or my second marriage (RIMSHOT!) So, it is — with the fanfare, pomp and circumstance of these great […]

Citrix Director 7.16 Can Now Shadow Linux App & Desktop

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:05:24 +0000

(image) Citrix Director is the go-to console for all XenDesktop & XenApp administrators to troubleshoot issues in real time. One of the primary troubleshooting requirements is to help users who are facing issues while using a HDX session (both applications and desktops sessions) in real time. How can administrators look at user sessions live and help […]

Citrix Director Supports Domain local groups in XenApp & XenDesktop 7.16!

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:00:22 +0000

(image) Finally, the much awaited support of Citrix Director for multi-forest infrastructures with a one way trust that uses domain local groups to hold users and user-groups is out. This facilitates CSP administrators to troubleshoot users belonging to a tenant forest while still using domain local groups to hold the tenant user or user-group records. Infrastructure: […]

Citrix: The Anatomy of Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.10

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:14:01 +0000

(image) The new Receiver for Windows v4.10 houses a lot of new features. Improved DPI support, support for .H265 video encoder mode, improved protocol driver error messages, improvements to advanced preferences, enhanced adaptive transport, improved self-service plugin performance, support for workspace configurations and most importantly a whole new Receiver for Windows at the Microsoft Store. WHOA! That’s […]

Citrix: Announcing Workspace Customization for XenApp Essentials Administrators

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:43:27 +0000

(image) Citrix is excited to announce that all XenApp Essentials administrators can now customize the appearance of their workspaces to provide a consistent brand experience for their users. In this walkthrough, I’ll be showing you a new tab on the Workspace Configuration page in the Citrix Cloud management plane. If you’re unfamiliar with the Access and […]

Citrix: 3 New Ways XenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR Enhances Security

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:00:42 +0000

(image) Now that the latest XenApp and XenDesktop LTSR builds have been out in the wild for a while, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether customers should upgrade their platform to the 7.15 LTSR release and what features are being used by their peers. My answer? Yes, upgrade to LTSR. That was too […]

Citrix: In a Hybrid Cloud World: Think Beyond Traditional Application Delivery Networking

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:20:12 +0000

(image) Networking is not immune to industry shifting changes around cloud and SaaS computing. Traditional networking perimeters encompassed corporate assets either in an on premises datacenter or third-party co-location centers to the border of corporate networks. The risk factors were minimized; requiring a simple set of tools to manage and limit security vectors. However, networking professionals […]

Citrix: What’s New in XenApp, XenDesktop and XenServer November 2017

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:30:13 +0000

(image) Welcome to our first-ever MONTHLY update on what’s new with XenApp and XenDesktop. Since we now roll out new features and enhancements so much faster, it makes sense to provide a monthly update to keep you up to date. This month we are delivering new user experience, security, and flexibility improvements across all our releases. […]

Citrix: Improved Experience and Enhanced Security in Linux VDA 7.16

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:17:17 +0000

(image) The Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop team is committed to delivering innovative new technology and working hard to deliver another Current Release (CR)! XenApp/XenDesktop 7.16 is focused on enhancing the user experience, strengthening security and expanding the flexibility of our industry-leading solution. Just 3 months after the release of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR, there is a lot […]

Citrix: What Do the IBM PC, the First Smartphone, Citrix & Robots Have in Common?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:02:14 +0000

(image) The answer: these and many more innovations all have roots in IBM Boca Raton. Citrix is hosting “50 Years of Innovation — How IBM Boca Raton Influenced the Tech World” with the South Florida Technology Alliance this Thursday, 11/30, at our headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, along with with some of the original engineers that made it […]

Migrating from Citrix Command Center to NetScaler Management & Analytics System (MAS) – Video

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:54:12 +0000

(image) Its time to upgrade from NetScaler Command Center to NetScaler MAS. Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot your entire NetScaler infrastructure from a single, unified console. NetScaler MAS is a centralized network management, analytics, and orchestration solution. From a single platform, administrators can view, automate, and manage network services for scale-out application architectures. Learn more at This […]

Citrix: Better Secure Fujitsu Digital Workspace

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:38 +0000

(image) Fujitsu, a thought leader in on-premises and off-premises human centric workplace solutions, has just launched a new cloud-based desktop service “VCC” with Citrix, raising the bench mark for hosted cloud desktops and protecting customers from other inadequate solutions that use the lowest common denominator approach to computing and fail to meet key user expectations and […]

Citrix Congratulates Partner Innovation Award Finalists!

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:45:56 +0000

(image) If you’re looking for one more reason to attend Citrix Summit 2018, January 8-9 in Anaheim, California, this is it! Every year, we celebrate Citrix partners who think about IT in new and strategic ways. Meeting the finalists for the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners is one of the highlights of Summit: you’ll get to […]

Citrix: Supervised Apple Devices

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:21:08 +0000

(image) Are you looking to exert more control over your corporate supplied Apple devices? If you are using Apple devices in an environment that needs strict controls and customization, such as the healthcare sector, then you might want to consider using “Supervised” mode. What is Supervised mode? This is a special mode that allows the XenMobile […]

Citrix Canada: Multi Generations Panel

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:54:21 +0000

(image) Citrix Canada recently hosted a panel, moderated by Citrix Canada’s Michael Murphy, with insights from a Boomer, a Gen Xer, and a Millennial focused on their perceptions and realities of productivity across generations in the workplace. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix XenApp Scalability v2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:30:07 +0000

(image) I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again — best practices should evolve. We need to constantly evaluate leading practices, so with that in mind, it’s time to change another best practice related to XenApp scalability. If you remember my last article on this topic (v2015), I suggested altering the default Intel microprocessor snooping mechanism if […]