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What’s New in VMware EUC – EUC Virtual is NOW On-Demand!!!

I’m so happy to inform you the on-demand version of EUC Virtual is on-line and ready to watch!  The virtual conference was an overwhelming success and the feedback has been awesome.  Everything from, ‘WOW, I can’t believe VMware can do this‘ to ‘We are going to go back to the drawing board to rethink our […]

Citrix: Internal XenApp and XenDesktop Automation Innovations

Engineering teams at Citrix are constantly innovating. We wanted to share an insider look into some of the more impactful innovations that are internal to Citrix development teams. These innovations do not offer anything to end users directly. They improve developer productivity and our internal testing process. This allows engineer to release higher quality products […]

1st look at Microsoft Azure and Amazon costs for Citrix and VMware deployments

RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans
Now that Citrix and VMware found their cloud mates I was wondering what that would do with the costs. As there is not that much to play with I decided to work with the cost calculators from both Microsoft and Amazon to see what the difference would be. Microsoft Azure offers a calculator to deploy […]

5 Must Haves for The Optimal Citrix Performance Management Toolkit

eG Innovations
Citrix infrastructures are highly performance sensitive. Slow logons, session disconnects and screen freezes are just some of the performance issues that Citrix administrators have to deal with. To deliver the best Citrix user experience, administrators must be able to proactively detect and resolve performance issues, before they become business impacting. And when problems do occur, […]

Amazon WorkSpaces is now available in the EU (Frankfurt) AWS Region

Amazon Web Services
Amazon WorkSpaces is now available in the EU (Frankfurt) AWS Region. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure desktop computing service which runs on the AWS cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces allows you to provide your users access to the documents, applications, and resources they need from the device of their choice, including Windows and Mac computers, […]

Citrix Call-Home, a potential successor for Scout — here is what you need to know

Bas van Kaam
Citrix Call Home according to the e-docs pages “Call Home collects diagnostic data and then periodically uploads telemetry packages containing that data directly to Citrix Insight Services for analysis and troubleshooting”. A nice summary, but of course there is a bit more to it. Below I have put together a brief ‘did you know that’ […]

Citrix: Why Virtualize Skype for Business with Citrix?

We’ve talked a lot on the Citrix Blogs about how we deliver the only virtual Skype for Business solution that Microsoft has co-developed and endorsed. You’ve heard how our unique partnership enables joint support, testing documentation and road-mapping. In fact Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of enterprise client and mobility for Microsoft, has even said […]

Citrix: Isolation Groups Internals – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3! In this post, we’ll have a deeper look into how Isolation Groups are implemented in XenDesktop. Isolation Groups are effectively a VDA setting, passed to all VDAs that describes the packages in the isolation group. Isolation Groups are Citrix’s implementation of Connection Groups in a XenDesktop environment, and it underlies the […]

Citrix Director 7.6 Failure Reasons Demystified

If you have worked with a XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x environment, you have probably used Director to monitor it. Indeed, Director provides excellent real-time metrics and insights regarding a Citrix environment, and this information is often useful in helping administrators identify and troubleshoot issues. My purpose in writing this blog post is to provide more details on […]

VxRail: The New Season of Infrastructure Deployment

As the season shifts and the leaves change color here in New England I’m reminded of the constant transition in technology. In this case the industry shift to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has really changed the color of infrastructure deployment in the datacenter. At VMware we recognized the power of this new platform early on and […]

VMware vSphere 6.5 & VMware Horizon 7 – What’s Not to Love?

This week at VMworld Europe, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5 with an eye on: Simplifying the customer experience; Providing built-in security; and Extending support for traditional and next-gen apps. This great news extends to VMware Horizon customers, as we integrate, support and bundle VSAN and vSphere into our offerings. So, what features in […]

Benny Tritsch: Tools I’ve used in my Ignite session

Benny Tritsch
A bit more than two weeks ago I’ve presented a breakout session titled “Get an independent insider’s view of desktop virtualization and session remoting” at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. Here is the video of my session on Channel 9 for those who want to watch it. As part of my session I demonstrated some great tools […]

VMware Introduces New Workspace ONE – Collaboration with Microsoft to Deliver Optimized Skype for Business Experience in Horizon

The addition of VMware Workspace ONE Essentials expands the VMware digital workspace portfolio to enable companies to standardize on digital workspaces that can extend across all end-user types and use cases; Innovations in Workspace ONE brings enhanced security for Office 365 and improved user experience with expanded mobile single sign-on (SSO) to all web applications; […]

Citrix XenDesktop Video: Watch how easy it is to launch a virtual Windows 10 desktop

Citrix XenDesktop makes it easy to manage and easy to use virtual desktops. Watch this video to see how to launch a Windows 10 virtual desktop using XenDesktop. Learn more at