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How to Use the New Linux VDA Image Service to Create a Linux Machine Catalog in Azure

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:00
Last month, we launched a new Citrix Cloud Service; you can find the announcement here.

The New Linux VDA Image Service offers an easy way to create an MCS-ready and Azure-friendly Linux VDA image (VHD), which can be used …

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How Network Latency Impacts User Experience

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:00
“What is the recommended network latency for a good user experience in an ICA session?” This age-old question comes up all the time, and in true consulting fashion the answer is… it depends 😊

So, why is that? What does …

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XenApp Essentials: Delivering Apps from the Cloud – What’s the Total Cost of Ownership?

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:00
XenApp Essentials: Delivering Apps from the Cloud – What’s the Total Cost of Ownership?

Well here’s the short answer: You can deliver virtual Windows applications for as low as $19.10 per user per month including Azure compute costs, XenApp Essentials

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Citrix XenApp Essentials Service REST APIs — Tech Preview

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:00

The Citrix XenApp Essentials Service UI provides a great way to create and manage customer catalogs. However, automated scripts can make it easy to perform some repetitive tasks around catalog management. One instance of such a task is updating the …

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Image Quality Comparison: Local vs. HDX vs. Blast

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:00

Talk of VMware’s Horizon View 7.3 release prompted me to take a closer look at the latest offering of their display remoting protocol, Blast. I’ve used earlier versions of Blast and found it to be very resource-hungry, especially when it …

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Participate in our 10-Minute Citrix Licensing Research Activity

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:00
Do you currently use Citrix Licensing Manager or Licensing Administration Console? If you do, we would like to hear from you!

Our team would like to understand your preferred categorization of the ‘Settings’ in your license management console and how …

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Citrix to Show Off Integration with Microsoft EMS at Ignite 2017

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00

If you’re at MS Ignite next week, stop by the Citrix Booth (#745) for a live tech preview demonstration of Citrix XenMobile integration with Microsoft EMS/Intune. You’ll get to see the benefits of using XenMobile and Microsoft Intune/EMS in concert …

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Smart Tools – Release Highlights

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:01
Starting this month, I am planning to do a “release” post every time we push out a new Smart Tools release. With our releases coming quickly (every 3 weeks now), I think it is only fair that we keep you …   Related Stories
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Microsoft Ignite – Top 5 Must-See Speakers

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:00

When you travel to as many tech conferences as I do, you get to know two things very well: Regrettable room service orders and the industry’s best speakers. So, I dedicate this blog to those people every attendee should try …

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One Year Later – Lessons Learned from a First Citrix Cloud-Microsoft Azure Implementation

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:00
A year ago this month, one of our first Citrix Cloud customers, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA), kicked off its cloud implementation (you can watch the details in this video). We’re back a year later to check in with …   Related Stories
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Join Our Security Conversation at SIBOS 2017 in Toronto

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:00

With the urgency of the SWIFT Customer Security Programme (CSP) compliance deadline of December 31, 2017, the topic of security and compliance undoubtedly will be the main focus at the upcoming SIBOS conference in October.

SIBOS, an annual conference …   Related Stories
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Citrix Receiver Compatible with iOS 11 from Day Zero

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:00

At Citrix, we always have followed the tradition of supporting every new Apple OS version from day Zero. On that note, we are happy to announce the release of Citrix Receiver 7.3 for iOS that is compatible with the devices …

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Workspace Environment Management – Application Security Preview

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:46
The 8th of September marked the anniversary of Citrix purchasing Norskale – now Workspace Environment Management (WEM) – and to celebrate I wanted to share a preview of our new Application Security feature.

For now, many of you will …

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A 10,000 ft View of XenMobile Service Monitoring

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:07

Citrix’ rapid move to the cloud brings with it an accelerated adoption of practices and processes that are needed to support many of the cloud services that we provide. One of the many practices that is core to a cloud …

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Webinar: How to Take Digital Workspaces to the Bank

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00

Secure, mobilize, and optimize app and data delivery for successful digital transformation

Today’s emerging technologies have the potential to create disruptive digital business models in the financial services industry. To succeed in such transformations, financial institutions must design digital experiences …

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Citrix App Layering – Tips and Tricks

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:00
In the field, I came across a few useful tips and tricks regarding Citrix App Layering that I would like to share here. I would like to thanks our experts Dan Morgan, Rob Zylowski and Spencer Sun that helped me …   Related Stories
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Security Design Decisions Part III

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:00

Welcome back to my blog series on Security Design Decisions. Here, I’ve explored the need for a solid security framework, particularly how Citrix Consulting uses a layered approach to security as more and more companies invest in security automation. In …

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Citrix XenMobile Provides Zero Day Compatibility for iOS 11

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00

Apple enthusiasts waited patiently (or impatiently, as was my case) for Apple to reveal their latest technology. Tuesday’s Apple event unveiled the apple watch series 3 that allows you to stay connected without having your phone nearby, an all-glass iPhone …

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Call for Topics is Open—Be a Guest Speaker at Synergy 2018

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00

Every great idea needs a champion. For real change to happen, someone must take the idea, guide it past all resistance, and persist until it becomes an innovation. That’s what Citrix champions do every day. They see possibilities where others …

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ShareFile Drive Mapper Helps Solves Data Sprawl

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:00

Let’s face it. “Data Sprawl” is a new reality and a significant challenge for today’s IT infrastructure. As digital natives enter the workforce, they add tablets, smart phones, and virtual desktops to meet their productivity needs. Current enterprise mobility trends …

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