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Microsoft Video: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

Microsoft
Make the shift from Windows 7 and Office 2010 to Windows 10 and Office 365. Learn more about Windows 7 End of Support: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Creating a custom management console for your Citrix tools

Dennis Span
In this article, I would like to share with you an idea about creating a custom management console for your Citrix tools. I have been using a modified Microsoft Management Console (MMC) since XenApp 6.5 and I am using the same solution for my latest XenDesktop 7.18 environment running on Windows Server 2016. Before I […]

5 Reasons Why SysAdmins Make Such Great Life Partners

Devolutions
As you probably know, SysAdmin Day is fast approaching. And in celebration of this special occasion, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the reasons why SysAdmins don’t just make great co-workers, but also great life partners. Supreme Problem Solvers Every relationship has its challenges. SysAdmins are natural problem solvers who sometimes […]

August Poll: What Are the Key Factors When Buying a New Software?

Devolutions
In our personal lives, we usually have a simple and streamlined approach to buying things, like something nice from ThinkGeek. But when the scene shifts to the business world, the process for purchasing assets like a Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution is typically much longer and more complex. According to research by Gartner, in organizations […]

Hyper-V Nested Virtualization Explained

NAKIVO
Windows Server 2016 is the newest addition to the popular Windows Server family of operating systems. The 2016 version introduces several useful new features, including features specifically designed for the Hyper-V virtualization platform. The application area for the latest version of Hyper-V has been expanded due to these improvements. Nested virtualization is a new feature […]

Key IIS metrics to monitor

Datadog
Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) is a web server that has traditionally come bundled with Windows (e.g., versions 5.0, 6.0, and beyond). IIS has numerous extensibility features. Swappable interfaces like ISAPI and FastCGI make it possible to use IIS with a variety of backend technologies, from micro-frameworks like Flask to runtimes like Node.js, along with […]

FlexApp Gets Bragging Rights vs. VMware App Volumes and Citrix App Layering in WhatMatrix Smackdown

Liquidware
The experts at WhatMatrix recently awarded Liquidware FlexApp first place when compared to standard/included Application Layering from VMware and Citrix.  Many criteria were considered and you can see the full report here.“We compared these three products against some 140 key criteria in our rigorous evaluation of Application Layering software,” said Rory Monaghan, lead consultant at WhatMatrix. […]

Introduction to Wayk Now (Remote Access Software)

Devolutions
Want to see how easy it is to use Wayk Now? Here is a typical use case technical support scenario that demonstrates how easy it is to use Devolutions’ remote access software. Download Wayk Now for FREE here: https://wayk.devolutions.net/ This video is from the fine folks at Devolutions.

Citrix: Reliable, cost-effective Workspace connectivity

Citrix Systems
With the basic concepts of software-defined wide area networking still fresh in mind from my last blog post, it’s time to explore the many ways that Citrix SD-WAN adds value to the Citrix Workspace delivery architecture. If you’re using or planning to deploy virtual desktops or DaaS, Gartner’s informative research report How to Ensure Your Network […]

MTM Hits End User Uptime SLAs with Goliath Technologies

Goliath Technologies
“Goliath Technologies is the only truly proactive end-to-end monitoring and management solution for Citrix. Goliath provides deep metrics and analysis necessary for organizations to get ahead of issues in the three key areas that often cause pain for end users: logon initiation, logon duration and session performance.” -Chris Chrobocinski, VP Managed Services, MTM Technologies MTM […]

Citrix Director – Connoisseur of Logon Complexity

Citrix Systems
Every day, in every way, and with every release, Citrix is getting better and better. And our XenDesktop 7.18 release is no exception. We’ve mastered the art of simplifying logon complexity. “Why does it take so long for my app & desktop to log on?” is probably the #1 question that users have and the #1 […]

Citrix: Right-sizing Citrix XenApp on Google Cloud Platform

Citrix Systems
At Citrix Synergy this year, Citrix stressed their commitment to partnering with Google on a variety of projects. One of the biggest areas of cooperation between the two companies has always been the ability to deploy XenApp servers to Google Cloud Platform hosting. Citrix is releasing updated toolsets to be able to use common processes […]

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Service License Usage – Expanded availability and added functionality!

Citrix Systems
Of the many improvements we brought to the Citrix Cloud platform this year, few got such a warm welcome as the License Usage feature. But almost immediately after the launch you wanted more. When will this feature be available in regions outside the U.S.? How can I release a user license if somebody has left […]

July Poll Results: Which Windows Commands Should Every IT Pro Know?

Devolutions
Last month, we asked you to share the Windows commands that every IT pro should know. Since many of you are Windows power users, we were hoping for some good feedback. However, the quality of responses exceeded our expectations! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this one of our best polls ever. […]

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