General Announcement and News
Customers with active Software Maintenance (SWM) or Subscription Advantage (SA)–effective February 17, 2016–can download XenApp 7.8 and XenDesktop 7.8 on Citrix.com. The XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 release greatly simplifies application management, delivering a 90% time savings over traditional methods. It enhances the user experience, while introducing scalability improvements, enabling a 40% memory reduction and a 20% increase in CPU efficiency for select behavior. Plus new features strengthen security and compliance.
Citrix announced the availability of the new NetScaler T1000 series which integrates proven ByteMobile optimization technology with the highly scalable, higher performance NetScaler platform architecture. This innovative Citrix solution vastly improves the economics of mobile traffic handling.
The Supportability Pack is a collection of support utilities developed by Citrix engineers to help diagnose and troubleshoot XenDesktop and XenApp on the Microsoft Windows platform.
The latest release of Windows introduces another level of complexity for IT. Although the new Windows 10 OS promises consumers many improved features, it also means that managing a controlled migration is no longer in the hands of IT. This shift has potential business impacts that enterprise IT teams must address, and app and desktop virtualization offers a reliable solution for maintaining a seamless, “business as usual” transition.
The Raspberry Pi (with Citrix HDX ) has created the opportunity to disrupt the Thin Client and Business PC market.
The Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP) Program award recognizes the contributions of individuals who have invested significant time and resources to become experts in Citrix products and solutions.
Browsers, despite their ascendance have historically been one of the most vulnerable pieces of software on any endpoint. The security concerns with browsers are legendary and involve complex settings, third-party plugins, active content, Flash, Java and other components that must be kept under strict control.
Citrix announced the general availability of StoreFront 3.5. This release significantly revamps the administration console and PowerShell SDK, which makes the administration of StoreFront much easier.
ShareFile facilitates the safe exchange of confidential financial documents between employees and with customers. Individual files and folders can be securely downloaded via a custom-branded client vault or through email. Employees can access, sync and securely share files within the organization, across lines of business and with third parties and clients, on any device via any network and repository, including existing network file drives and SharePoint sites.
Best Practices/Reference Architecture Documents/Blogs
Carl Stallhood walks through how the Netscaler can be used to load balance Citrix Director instances in this blog.
The Framehawk virtual channel optimizes the delivery of virtual desktops and applications to users on broadband wireless and lossy long-haul broadband network connections, when high packet loss or congestion occurs. You can use Citrix policies to implement either Framehawk or Thinwire for a set of users in a way that is appropriate for your network characteristics, and is aligned with overall scalability and performance expectations.
Use Remote Display Analyzer to easily analyze the result of your configuration and change settings on the fly to assess the best possible end user experience for every user, on every device on every location
In this blog, Marius Sandbu attempts to explain Netscaler basics and traffic flows.
nFactor authentication gives administrators an easy, flexible way to authenticate users, based on different kinds of user access, credentials provided or application demands.
The updated script presented in this blog, now covers the entire logon process, from the moment the user clicks on the published resource until the Desktop is available. The new module works by querying the XenDesktop Monitor service via OData API. The Windows session ID is translated to a XenDesktop SessionKey which is used in the OData API query.
How to deploy the Citrix Lifecycle Management Apps & Desktops: Resource Location & Service Setup Blueprint to create a Resource Location in your Amazon Web Services account for use with Citrix Workspace Cloud Apps & Desktops service.
Marius covers the difference between two very popular solutions for application deployment, namely application virtualization and application layering.
A quick guide detailing the new features introduced in XA/XD 7.8
Support Articles/Security Bulletins
- Not Able to Launch Apps, Application Starts and Logs Off Immedeiately – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207275
- Profile Management: UPM not synchronizing all files at logoff – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207281
- Xenmobile:10.3: Installing app through Apple Store requires password everytime – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207256
- How to Enable/Disable WorkSpace Control in Web Interface – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207197
- How to Configure ADNS and DNS Load Balancing on NetScaler Appliance – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX109726
- XenDesktop 7.6 – Machine is Unregistered – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207148
- Domain part dropped for RADIUS Authentication – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207024
- Citrix Security Advisory for glibc Vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX206991
- How to Get USB Smart Card Readers to Work on Citrix XenDesktop – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX206903
- Citrix Profile Service Prevents Published Applications and Desktops From Launching – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX206913
- How to expand pvs Vdisk size – http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX206898
- Skype for Business 2016 and HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 2.0
Mar 2 Master Class: Back to basics: Server Load Balancing on NetScaler and Admin partitions
Live technical webinars to learn about the most critical elements of cloud infrastructures and enterprise datacenter architectures.
Mar 8 Solution Webinar: What’s New in XenApp & XenDesktop 7.7 and 7.8
Join us as we dive into the latest updates to see how we are simplifying application management, expanding our Microsoft Integration, and improving the user experience.
Mar 9 Master Class: EMM for Windows 10 and the latest Citrix XenMobile MDX features
Please join our technology experts for another deep-dive session on XenMobile as they cover Windows 10 MDM/MAM, shared devices and shared apps, MDX containerization, MDX app integrations using the SDK, working with MDX app policies and SSO capabilities with MDX.
Oct 2015 – Mar 2016 Seminars: From vulnerable to secure: Strategies to mitigate mobile security threats
Join us at a city near you for a mobile and virtualization security focused complimentary luncheon, filled with use case scenarios and live demos, to learn how you can protect apps and data and mitigate security threats with Citrix.
Mar – Apr 2016 Seminars: Q1 NetScaler Master Class Seminar Series
Join us at a city near you for an in-person master class covering best practices for installing and securing your website with Citrix NetScaler and a deep dive on the role that NetScaler plays in SDN.
Mar – May 2016 Seminars: Cisco on the Road (Formerly Cisco Live Local Edition; Cisco Tech Days)
One day educational and training event, organized by Cisco Enterprise, Commercial and Public Sector Teams. Customer attendance rate ranges from 100-500 attendees per event, in which 80% are Technical Contributors and the rest 20% are in IT Management, Sr. Management and Executives
Every Tuesday and Thursday Deminars: Intro to Citrix Mobile Workspaces
Join us for an interactive, technical session on the benefits and capabilities of Citrix Workspace Suite in these demo-focused webinars. Each session will begin with a valuable use case review that you do not want to miss! Register now to select the date that works best for you.
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Every Wednesday Deminars: Intro to Citrix NetScaler
Join us for an interactive, technical session on the benefits and capabilities of Citrix NetScaler in these demo-focused webinars. Register now to select the date that works best for you.
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On Demand | Year to date
Jan 12 Solution Webinar: Secure Remote Access to Windows, Web and SaaS Apps
Jan 14 SDN Update: Customer Strategies for Software Defined Everything
Jan 20 Desktop Master Class: What’s New with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7
Jan 22 Live Stream Webinar: Citrix Networking Field Day 11
Jan 27 Mobility Master Class: What’s New in Citrix XenMobile
Feb 3 Master Class: Back to basics: setting up your first NetScaler + NetScaler 11: New feature release
Feb 18 Solution Webinar: How SD-WAN helps with application delivery