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A Beginner’s Guide to XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure

This article was first published on the RDS Gurus blog, by Benny Tritsch and Kristin Griffin. Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop in Microsoft Azure is an interesting solution for everybody who wants to deliver Windows desktops or applications from the public cloud. Citrix and Microsoft are working closely together to develop this modern application deliveryContinue Reading

Written on March 31, 2017 at 10:31 pm, by

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deviceTRUST – Dynamic Device Context Awareness

Only recently I became aware of a new player offering an interesting product that gives you real-time access to the system properties of the endpoint from which a user is currently connected to a remote Windows session. The company’s name is deviceTRUST (www.devicetrust.de/en) and they refer to their solution as “dynamic device context awareness”. InContinue Reading

Written on July 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm, by

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Microsoft Using Citrix XenDesktop to Deliver Remote Windows 10 Desktops from Azure

During his Synergy opening keynote on Tuesday, Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov made a spectacular announcement: As part of the refreshed Citrix and Microsoft partnership, XenDesktop VDI hosted on Azure will deliver remote Windows 10 desktops from the cloud. To be very clear, Kirill was not speaking about a Windows Server desktop that pretends to be Windows 10. He was talkingContinue Reading

Written on May 27, 2016 at 3:13 am, by

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Synergy 2014, here we come…

In a little bit more than a month from now, it’s Citrix Synergy time again. Synergy will take place May 6-8, 2014, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. This global Citrix conference is focused on virtualization, mobility, networking and cloud solutions. I’m looking forward to play an active role in three breakout sessions inContinue Reading

Written on March 31, 2014 at 4:13 pm, by

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XenServer 6.2 Goes Open Source

A couple of days ago, Citrix released XenServer 6.2. The new version provides improved scalability and promises improvements around cloud-readiness. But most importantly, Citrix moved XenServer back to Open Source. Is this good or is this bad? After interesting conversations with some of my community peers (like Shawn Bass, Thomas Koetzing and Gunnar Berger), IContinue Reading

Written on June 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm, by

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…and finally, going to Brazil

It’s been an incredible year so far.  Over the last months, Shawn Bass and I were busy testing various popular Windows remoting protocols in our vendor-independent labs.  It was all about installing available remote desktop products out of the box on reference hardware and finding out how it feels like when using applications with differentContinue Reading

Written on November 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm, by

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VDI versus Reality

I have a long history in the remote desktop and remote application market, so for obvious reasons I like the notion of virtual desktops.  But when creating slideware for a series of one-day TechTarget seminars on VDI I started thinking about the “reality” of VDI.  A couple of VDI facts I collected are confusing butContinue Reading

Written on August 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm, by

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