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Citrix: XenDesktop Local Mode for Mobile Laptops Podcast with Pete Downing & Dan Cote – Episode 192

In episode 192, Douglas Brown interviews Pete Downing, Principal Product Manager, and Dan Cote, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, from the Citrix Client Virtualization Group. They discuss the products behind the local mode of XenDesktop, which enable IT to centrally deliver, manage and secure Windows virtual desktops that run on PCs and Macs — online, offline, […]

Citrix EOLs XenClient

Citrix XenClient Enterprise has officially started into the End-of-Life process, both as a standalone product and as a technology entitlement of XenDesktop Enterprise and Platinum editions. DesktopPlayer and Citrix Synchronizer – the management server that communicates with local VMs running DesktopPlayer – are not impacted by this announcement and will continue to be available as […]

Announcing the Citrix DesktopPlayer for Windows and Mac Tech Previews!

Citrix Systems
After Citrix released DesktopPlayer for Mac last year, one of the major capabilities customers asked for was support for Windows devices, which would allow users to run DesktopPlayer on MacBooks and Windows laptops and PCs. This customer feedback reinforced our vision for client virtualization and, as a result, we accelerated development of extending the functionality of DesktopPlayer […]

Bye-Bye Citrix SmartAuditor, Hello Session Recording!

Citrix Systems
At Citrix Summit, the annual Citrix channel partner conference, Mark Templeton stood on stage and talked about some great new XenApp and XenDesktop features and tech previews. In case you missed the full press release, check it out here.  The announcement covers a bunch of announcements for new features that will be released in 1H 2015 […]

Citrix Announces XenApp and XenDesktop Features and Upcoming Tech Previews

Today, Citrix announced forthcoming features and technology previews for its flagship XenApp® and XenDesktop® product lines planned for Q1 2015. The new capabilities can be leveraged by customers as easy add-on updates to their existing XenApp and XenDesktop deployments to provide users with the latest enhancements that deliver an unsurpassed experience, add new security features and […]

Citrix Announces Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac 1.2!

Earlier this year, Citrix released DesktopPlayer for Mac, a client virtualization solution that allows users to run Windows virtual desktops locally on Mac devices. DesktopPlayer works withXenDesktop to give users the freedom to use their corporate or BYO MacBook in the workplace by providing access to their desktops, apps and data anywhere, anytime – whether they are online, offline, […]

The ‘How To: FSLogix Apps’ for Citrix, VMware, VDI, & Physical Desktops is on-line!

The ‘How To: FSLogix Apps’ on-line version is officially live! I’m very happy to inform you I’ve finally posted the online version of the BYOD Project Volume 1 Appendix A – FSLogix Apps e-book.  FSLogix Apps is a great solution to manage application visibility and policy based control from a single gold image. Truly wonderful add-on and fits perfectly with […]

Citrix Synergy 2014 Video – DesktopPlayer for Mac and Introducing DesktopPlayer for Windows

Looking to manage Windows desktops on Macs? Now you can. Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac extends the benefits of XenDesktop to mobile MacBook users, enabling them to work on their Windows virtual desktops in any network scenario while IT gains central control over these previously unmanaged devices. The latest version of DesktopPlayer for Mac protects data […]

NEW How To E-Book – FSLogix Apps for Citrix, RDS, VMware View, and Physical Desktops

Douglas Brown
I’m very happy to inform you I’ve updated my How To: BYOD Project ebook with both updates to the existing 1.0 version and a completely new and complete Appendix. What is an Appendix?  Well let me explain… My idea behind this project is not just to document Citrix DesktopPlayer, XenClient, Synchronizer, XenApp, XenMobile, and NetScaler […]

How to Configure a Hyper-V Virtual Switch for Citrix Synchronizer Traffic

The Citrix Synchronizer utilizes Hyper-V to create, manage, and deploy virtual machines to end-user devices. While installing the Hyper-V Role, you created a virtual switch named Sync NIC. In this section, you will prepare the Sync NIC virtual switch to be used by the Citrix Synchronizer. Changing the Sync NIC’s virtual switch name to External Network does […]

Citrix Synchronizer Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery Explained

Douglas Brown
The Citrix Synchronizer has the ability to backup and restore user’s PVD and custom virtual machines. By nature of a ‘shared’ virtual machine, user data is not backed up. To understand virtual machine backup and recovery, you need to understand how the client (DesktopPlayer and XenClient Engine) stores user data. Along with the virtual machine’s […]

Online Version Released ‘How to: Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac and XenClient Synchronizer’ E-Book

Douglas Brown
The ‘BYOD Project Volume 1 – How To: Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac and XenClient Synchronizer’ on-line version is officially live! I’m very happy to inform you the online version of the BYOD Project Volume 1 is ready for your consumption! 🙂 Online version allows you to: Read the entire book free online, section-by-section, soup-to-nuts, all […]

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