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XenMobile Service Monitoring Architecture

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 17:00

In a previous post on XenMobile Service monitoring, I wrote about the basic components that make up the XenMobile Service monitoring system. As stated, the solution is based on a system called Icinga2, a distributed, highly-available application that allows …

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Citrix and Partners: Winning Together Through Unity

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:00

This is the sixth and final blog post in a series about our core values. It highlights the value of Unity, which Citrix sums up this way: “We collaborate to win together.”

Unity became one of the Citrix core values …

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Security Design Decisions — Part 4

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:00

Welcome back to my blog series on Security Design Decisions exploring the need for a solid security framework. The focus of this series is on how Citrix Consulting uses a layered approach to security as more and more companies invest …

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Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: Don’t Forget About QoS/DSCP

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 19:00

Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: don’t forget about QoS/DSCP!

Skype for Business (SFB) has become quite popular and, more and more, companies all over the world have implemented or are in the process of implementing Microsoft’s unified communications …

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XenMobile 10.7.20 – More Control and a Great Mobile Desktop Experience

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:00
Available now, XenMobile 10.7.20 has something for everyone.

Let’s start with your Samsung mobile device users. Citrix has extended its partnership with Samsung to include DeX (Desktop Experience) enabling a full Windows desktop experience on the new Samsung Galaxy S8. …

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2018: The Year of Automation & Anti-innovation

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:00
2018 is the year of automation and anti-innovation. You might be thinking something along the lines of, “How can both of these things be true?”

Before the onset of the Industrial Revolution, many people made a living building products by …

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Croatian Post Speeds IT Delivery & Reduces Maintenance Costs with Citrix Desktop Virtualization

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 13:00
A recent global survey from Harvard Business Review and our friends at Microsoft found that 80% of IT and business executives believe digital disruption is impacting their industry, with nearly half expecting it to render their organization’s traditional business models …   Related Stories
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New: Troubleshooting User and Device Capabilities Now Available on XenMobile Citrix Cloud Service

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 19:00

Today, Citrix Cloud XenMobile service is previewing a new Helpdesk Admin role that would make it easier for helpdesk administrators to cater to customers calls.

The new helpdesk administrator persona is served by Citrix Cloud Director inside the XenMobile Cloud …

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54 Billion Reasons to Vote for Stan as Cybersecurity Professional of the Year!

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:41
I had the opportunity to sit down with our Chief Security and Information Officer, Stan Black, who has been nominated for the cybersecurity professional of the year award. Take a look at our Q&A below to see all the reasons …   Related Stories
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A Voice-controlled IoT Christmas Jumper

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 15:00
‘Twas the night before Christmas Jumper Day, when all through the house… not a single festive sweater could be found!

Each year in the Citrix office in Cambridge, UK, we take part in the annual Save the Children Christmas Jumper

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Digital Transformation & User Experience: Driving Better Patient Outcomes in 2018

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 13:00

Whenever a breakthrough, life-saving innovation happens in healthcare, medical professionals have to adapt to the advanced tools and systems behind it. This process is nothing new, but the degree of technological sophistication needed to support these innovations is rapidly changing.…

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XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure コスト計算ツール

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00

本ブログは2017年4月に Citrix Systems の Danning Yaoが執筆したブログ「Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop on Microsoft Azure Cost Calculator: Longer Name, Even More Features」を日本語訳(意訳含む)したものです。

2017年初に最初のXenApp on Azureコスト計算ツールを発表して以来、数々のフィードバックを基に開発を重ね、この度大幅な機能強化を伴ったXenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Cost Calculatorをリリースしました。

このコスト計算ツールには以下の機能が追加されました。

Azure ADアカウントでの費用見積もりの比較と保存
費用見積もりをPDF形式でエクスポート
24の通貨での料金と費用の表示
個々のCitrixコンポーネント(コントローラ、NetScalerなど)によるコスト分析

さらに、次の設定をサポートしました。

VDIワークロード(XenDesktopも対象になりました!)
追加のAzureリージョン(イギリス、インド、カナダなど)
Azure

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双方向コンテンツリダイレクトの設定Tips

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00

現在XenApp & XenDesktopでは現行リリース(CR: Current Release)と長期サービスリリース(LTSR: Long Term Service Release)の2つの運用オプションがあり、最新版のLTSRとして2017年8月にXenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSRがリリースされました。

前LTSRバージョン以降(XenApp & XenDesktop 7.7〜7.14)に実装された機能を含むLTSRバージョンとして待望のリリースとなり、Windows 10やWindows Server 2016の採用を検討されているお客様、XenApp 6.xやXenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 LTSRから移行をお考えのお客様からご相談を数多く頂いております。

本ブログでは、XenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSRで利用可能となり、日本のお客様からの実装リクエストが多かった「双方向コンテンツリダイレクト」についてご紹介いたします。ブログ後半では、特にご質問の多いURL除外設定(特定URL”以外”をリダイレクトする方法)について記載しておりますので是非ご参照ください。

※各運用オプションやXenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSRについてはこちらをご覧ください。

【XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenServer Servicing …

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Azureクラウドから使うSkype for Business

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00

テクノロジーの進化はめざましく、Skype for Business OnlineとCitrix XenApp/XenDesktop for Azure(*)によって、クラウドからの通話が当たり前となりました。マイクロソフトとシトリックスが共同開発したこのユニークなソリューションは、電話だけでなく、完全なユニファイドコミュニケーション機能をAzureクラウドのユーザーにもたらします。

AzureでWindows 10仮想デスクトップ(VDI)サービスを提供するため、シトリックスはXenDesktop Essentialsを提供しています。HDXテクノロジーにより、いかなるデバイスを使うユーザーにも素晴らしいWindows 10体験を提供します。 マイクロソフトはAzureでWindows 10 Enterprise Semi-Annual Channel (旧称Current Branch for Business)イメージをホストするオプションを提供し、Windows 10 on Azureを実現します。

さらにマイクロソフトはCitrix XenAppを次世代のAzure RemoteAppサービスのプラットフォームとして選択し、XenApp Essentialsが誕生しました。Azure RemoteAppのビジョンを基に、業界をリードするXenAppテクノロジーを活用して、管理、ユーザーエクスペリエンス、セキュリティ機能を強化します。また、Citrix CloudのXenApp and XenDesktop Serviceを使用すると、Skype for Businessクライアントを含むポリシー、ユーザー、アプリケーションを完全に制御できます。

これらのソリューションにより、Windows 10仮想デスクトップの一部として、またはXenApp and XenDesktopサービスから配信されるアプリケーションとして、AzureクラウドからSkype for Businessクライアントを実行し、Windows、Linux、Mac …

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Performance Leap in Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac for HDX 3D Pro XenDesktop

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:00

The performance of Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac has improved nearly 5x over Citrix Receiver 12.7 for Mac and it is on par with Citrix Receiver 4.9 for Windows, especially with HDX 3D Pro XenDesktop environment running graphics intensive workloads. …

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Lessons Learned from Completing a Spartan Trifecta with My Citrix Colleague

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:00
This November, Justin Levy, Citrix director of social media, and I completed our first Spartan Trifecta, and Chuan Lim, a staff software engineer, completed his second of the year. You’re probably wondering what a Spartan Trifecta is – and …   Related Stories
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Time is Running Out for Special Partner Pricing on NetScaler SD-WAN Certification!

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:00
Time is running out for partners to take advantage of the special promotional pricing to get Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN Certified!

Until December 31, 2017, partners can still gain their certification for only $50. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the price

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Dynamic Subscription Icons in StoreFront

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:00
In this blog post, we review the steps for customizing the StoreFront UI so that the “details” link associated with each application is replaced by a dynamic icon determined by the application’s subscription status.

For example: Customized

Original

This is …

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MOQdigital & Citrix: Delivering Outcomes on the Crystalline Shores of Brisbane

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:30

If I had a chance to live in Australia, I just might take it. Seriously. I think I fell in love the moment my feet touched ground! When I arrived in Brisbane, and even more so in Sydney, Australia, it …

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Fueling Innovation at Citrix – A Quick Look at How We Spark Creativity

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:00
Organic innovation – the process of inventing breakthrough technologies in-house – plays a key role in keeping technology companies competitive and healthy. That’s why it’s critical to foster innovation within the company culture, and why it’s a priority here at …   Related Stories
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