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Citrix Receiver for Chrome and HTML5 — Configuration Simplified!

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:00

Receiver for Chrome and HTML5 — Configuration Utility (Experimental Feature)

Hey, enterprise admins! I’d like to introduce you to the new tool to customize Receiver for Chrome/HTML5.

We have noticed that manually configuring Citrix Receiver per your needs is tedious. …

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HTML5 Multimedia Redirection: State of the Union

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:15
A year ago, in XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12, we pioneered the first version of HTML5 Video Redirection in the industry, a solution aimed at extending the multimedia redirection capabilities of HDX MediaStream to HTML5 audio and video.

Recently, Adobe …

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Citrix Cloud dit Bienvenue! Willkommen ¡Bienvenido!

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:00

Aujourd’hui nous lançons les services Citrix Cloud en français, allemand et espagnol. Cette nouveauté, faisant suite à la précédente annonce de la région Citrix Cloud EU, est la première d’une série de localisations du plan de gestion Citrix Cloud dans

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Project Chrysalis: Transforming Business for Application ISVs

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:00

Application developers are being challenged by their customers and competitors to deliver their desktop or workstation applications as cloud-based services, without compromising usability or security. This leaves developers in a quandary: how do they take their highly valued applications to …

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Citrix Director & NetScaler MAS Users, We Need Your Help!

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00
Do you currently use Citrix Director or NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS)? If the answer is “YES,” we’d love to hear from you!

Our team would like to hear about your preferred navigational style for our products. Your …

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La région EU Citrix Cloud est désormais ouverte aux entreprises

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00

Notre région EU Citrix Cloud est désormais ouverte aux entreprises. La région EU a été créée pour répondre aux besoins des entreprises implantées ou exerçant leurs activités en Europe. Vous constaterez de meilleurs temps de réponse de notre interface web …

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Azure上でのXenDesktopが高速に展開できるようになりました

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:00

このブログは、2017年9月にCitrix本社のマイクロソフトソリューションエンジニアリング部門のOle Larsenが執筆したブログ「Provisioning XenDesktop on Azure Just Got a Lot Faster」を日本語訳したものです。

XenAppおよびXenDesktopAzure Resource Managerのサポートは継続的に改良されており、現在、仮想マシンのオンデマンドプロビジョニングが実装され、ストレージコストの削減、マシンカタログの作成と電源操作の大幅な高速化が可能になりました。

改良のポイント
  1. より速いマシンカタログプロビジョニング
  2. 大幅に高速な電源操作
  3. Citrix Studioでより応答性の高い電源状態の表示
  4. プールされたマシンのストレージコストの削減
  5. カタログを削除するときのパフォーマンスの向上
オンデマンドプロビジョニング

以前は、Azureでのプロビジョニングは、従来のXenDesktopと同じ方式でした。この場合、カタログ作成時にVDAのインストールされた仮想マシンが作成されていました。 作成後は、マシンが「存在する」とみなされるため、マシンの起動および停止が可能になります。 これは確かにAzureで実現できる方法ですが、以下の3点を考えてみると、Azureのクラウドに最適化された方法でないことが理解できます。

1点目はAzureマシンの作成です。マシンを作成した後は、マシンは実行中の状態となります。これは、Azureではマシンが作成されたということはすぐに何かの用途で必要だとみなされるためです。しかし、XenDesktopのカタログにおいては、マシンは初期状態では停止しています。ですので、カタログへのマシン作成後に各マシンを停止します。これはAzure環境では不要な動作です。

2点目は、Azure Portalで停止したマシンの状態についてです。電源状態は「停止済み(割り当て解除)」として報告されます。 この状態ではAzureコンピュート要素に対して課金はされません。これはつまり、マシンが存在していないとみなされるからです。XenApp/XenDesktopがマシンをAzureに割り当てた直後に停止すると、サブスクリプションに対する料金が発生しないように、Azureはそのマシンを割り当て解除してくれます。Azure Portalでのそのマシンの状態は、ディスクやNICがどのように構成されているかなどの記録がほとんどとなります。

3点目は、「停止済み(割り当て解除)」のVDAを開始した際に、Azure Portal上での電源状態が一瞬「作成中」と表示されるところです。つまり、既存のマシンの起動に要する時間は、新しいマシンの作成とほぼ同じです。

このことを考慮すると、カタログを作成したときにマシンを作成したとしても、実際には使用されずにすぐに解除されるため、あまり意味がないといえます。 加えて、必要がないときはマシンを停止するだけでなく、削除もできるということになります。以降のセクションでは、これが電源管理のパフォーマンスの改善とストレージコストの削減にどのように寄与するのかを検討します。…

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XenDesktop Essentials Makes Migrating to Windows 10 Easy and Inexpensive

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:00

Now you can deliver a Windows 10 Enterprise desktop powered by Citrix HDX technology for as little as $32.72 per user per month, and that includes the costs for both Citrix software and Azure resources!

Last month I wrote …

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Citrix ShareFile: Helping Companies Define the Future of Work

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:00
2017 was a transformative year for Citrix ShareFile. ShareFile helps companies define the future of work by enabling simple and efficient content collaboration in the digital workspace.

ShareFile continued to build value for customers with robust file sync-and-share features while …

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The Future of Octoblu and Citrix Workspace IoT

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:59

In December of 2014, as part of our innovation program, Citrix acquired a small company called Octoblu. They were doing applied research in the emerging area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and created a free IoT platform that’s been …

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Cloud Services and a Secure Digital Workspace: Empower the Workforce of the Future

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:00

At Citrix, we focus on how technology is changing the future of work by helping our customers enable their employees to be more agile, productive, and efficient. We know that a productive and creative workforce is vital to staying competitive …

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“Unsinkable”: The Myth of Foolproof IT Security

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00
When we hear the name “Titanic,” there are many words and associations that immediately come to mind. Tragedy.
Disaster.
Lifeboats.
Catastrophe.
Leonardo DiCaprio.

Arguably, though, the word most commonly associated with the storied ship is “unsinkable.” The advertisement and marketing …

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Let’s “Discuss” Something Fresh!

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:00
It was a windy autumn morning when the upgrade and CSS fairies came visiting Citrix Discussions Forums. Waving their magic wands, the fairies gave Discussions an upgrade and a pretty little makeover. The end.

Okay, that is not completely true. …

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Measure HDX Session Quality with NetScaler SD-WAN

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:00

What gets measured, gets improved — Peter Drucker

What ultimately determines the success of a digital workspace initiative? Unquestionably, user acceptance. Virtualizing apps and desktops offers compelling benefits in security, management and compliance, but success ultimately depends on users embracing …

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Cinnaminson Township Public Schools Transforms Learning with Citrix XenDesktop

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 14:00
Today, digital disruption is changing all aspects of how we live and work. But it has also sparked a revolution in how we teach and learn. 

As technology transforms education and helps mobilize teaching and learning in and beyond …

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Olly Olly Oxen Free! Five Ways to Identify GDPR Risks in Your Company

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00

As a kid, I loved playing hide and seek. You’d close your eyes and count to 50 while everyone scattered and hid. After a scurry of tagging the hiders running to home base, we would yell “Olly olly oxen free!” …

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Citrix Joins Forces with Microsoft UK, to Accelerate the Move to the Cloud

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:00

For those with difficulty adapting, technology is a dangerous weapon. For the ones with vision, nimbleness and adaptability, technology is the tool that unlocks new opportunities for growth and value creation. — McKinsey

Today marks an exciting milestone as we

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Meet NVIDIA at the Citrix Ready Partner Pavilion at EDUCAUSE 2017

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 18:00
Transform the way you deliver technology to constituents and drive student success with Citrix and NVIDIA.

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited to have NVIDIA participating with us at this premier …

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Improve User Experience via Streamlined Centralized Secure Desktop & Performance Management

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:00

Leveraging its industry leading alliances and a strong partner eco-system, Citrix Ready ensures a great user experience for the customers and help them get additional value from their Citrix investments. Citrix Ready showcases select trusted solutions designed to meet a …

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5 Ways to Avoid Shadow IT

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:00

Shadow IT— technology used within an organization without explicit approval — is the modern Trojan horse. It can allow ransomware and malware to invade your network, cause data leaks and even introduce compliance risks.

Here are five easy ways to …

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