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Summer edition of Drag'N'Drop hits the shelves

The Iconbar - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:14

If you are finding the gap between the Spring and Autumn RISC OS shows too large, or the summer holidays are starting to drag, the Summer edition of Drag'N'Drop will provide you with the perfect remedy.

This quarterly magazine is available as a PDF (idea for reading on any Computer) and you can buy a copy for 3.50 pounds (an extra pound gets you the listings as well).

If you miss the Acorn magazines of yesteryear, you will feel very much at home with this months edition with its mix of news (which can be live links in a PDF), reviews, hardware and software projects including reasonably short (and well-documented) listings to type in. One thing I really appreciate in the magazine is that it tries to target all levels so there are lots of things for everyone from beginners (including helpful tips and reminders like how to get into BASIC) to hardcore coders (programming the sound system with RDSP and WIMP programming).

Budding games programmers can read about Amcog's Games development kit, play with their RDSP sound system and experiment with a short type-in game (Attack of the Raspberry Macaroons).

If you have an old Electron into your attic you learn how to 'upgrade' it to a RISC OS machine with a RaspberryPi.

There are some great little utility programs to type in (and nicely documented so you can tweak and extend) for generating musical staves and accessing Function keys from the desktop.

There is also an index of volumes 1-8. If you missed an article (or want to go back in the WIMP programming), you can buy a USB from the website with all the previous issues.

My personal favourite item in the magazine was the detailed description on how to upgrade the SD card in your RaspberryPi to RISC OS 5.23 the intelligent way without just rewriting the whole card. Worth the money on its own....

What was your favourite article?

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UK Citrix User Group 2017, Autumn Meeting – London

Citrix UK User Group - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 22:08

Our 22nd event will take place in London on 27th of September. Save the date. Full agenda will be released nearer the event – if you’d like to contribute, by all means drop your session idea to us Venue Blue Fin …

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Security Lessons from the Field

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:00
Security: it’s a topic that’s been in the news more than most IT professionals would care for. A string of highly public security breaches and technology hacks has many of our customers asking: How do I secure my Citrix environment …   Related Stories
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Get Cloud Ready with a Free Course Preview Webinar!

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 18:00

It’s no secret that cloud hosting is growing in popularity. Citrix Cloud is the easiest way to deploy, manage and secure Citrix solutions, such as XenApp and XenDesktop.

But moving your on-premises XenApp/XenDesktop environment to the cloud involves several …

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A Lunch Break with Microsoft’s Brad Anderson

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 16:00
Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with my old friend Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft, and have a little “Lunch Break” on his YouTube video series by the same name.

It has been a …

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Citrix ShareFile & G Suite: Enterprise Content Sharing and Collaboration

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:00
Google and Citrix recently announced an expanded collaboration that spans multiple products and services from both companies to support customers with their secure cloud transformation. One key area that I would like to discuss in more detail is the ongoing …   Related Stories
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Get a Competitive Edge with Digital Workspaces — Oxford Survey Result

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00
A recent survey by Oxford Economics reveals a satisfyingly high return on investment for companies that fully embrace the digital workspace — virtualized desktops accessed through mobile devices carried by remote workers — which facilitates productivity, elevating both customer satisfaction …   Related Stories
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NetApp at Cloud Field Day

Theresa Miller - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 05:30

I recently attended Cloud Field Day in the Bay area and one of the companies I had the privilege of meeting with for a product strategy review was NetApp.  If you are familiar with NetApp they are traditionally a storage provider, but they are moving forward with a new visionary shift that will change them […]

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Grundlegendes zur Sicherheit im Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Nicholas Dille (Sepago) - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 00:00
Das Thema Sicherheit nimmt bei Microsoft aktuell einen größeren Stellenwert ein, wie man unter anderem auch an der Fülle der Sicherheitsfeatures sieht, die Windows 10 mitbringt. Daher ist es auch nicht verwunderlich, dass dies beim Mitte Oktober 2016 veröffentlichten Windows Server 2016 der...
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Azure Resource Manager Templates for Citrix Cloud Workloads

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:30
Here at Citrix, we recognize that different customers need different tools to accomplish their goals. In the end, it is all about selecting the right tools for your environment and business processes to get you moving forward in an efficient …   Related Stories
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Provisioning XenDesktop on Azure Just Got a Lot Faster

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:00
Support for Azure Resource Manager in XenApp & XenDesktop continues to improve and Cloud Release 52 brings on demand provisioning of virtual machines, reduced storage costs and significantly faster machine catalog creation and power operations. Summary of Improvements
  1. Faster machine
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Citrix Opens Doors for Young Women in Tech

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:00

Growing up, I remember there being certain things people said girls just shouldn’t do. Girls shouldn’t talk back. Girls shouldn’t be bossy. Girls shouldn’t…the list goes on and on (I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of these, too).

The idea that …

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Security Pivot: New Security Focal Points

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

This year’s Black Hat was one for the books — beginning with a call to action for all of us in the community to realign our thinking around security outcomes while spreading information security culture to more stakeholders. We’ve reached …

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Implement Windows Server 2016 Active Directory

Theresa Miller - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 05:30

Windows 2016 has been out some time now.  As as older operating systems continue to become outdated, and become closer to end of life Windows 2016 should be on your mind for your next Active Directory upgrade.  IT professionals and security teams are also are very interested in the why and how of the latest […]

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Microsoft MVP Award 2017 für Microsoft Azure für Marcel Meurer

Nicholas Dille (Sepago) - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:00
Microsoft zeichnet unseren Kollegen Marcel Meurer zum zweiten Mal als Most Valuable Professional für Azure, kurz MVP, aus und ist damit zum heutigen Stand einer von 6 MVPs in Deutschland. Wer wird MVP und warum? Das erklärt Microsoft am besten selber. ...
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Not All Medical Advances Are About Medicine. Case in Point: Digital Work

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:16
Not All Medical Advances Are About Medicine. Case in Point: Digital Work

Everyone feels more pressure than ever to adopt value-based care. You face constant change in technology and regulations, along with the inherent risk in keeping up. There’s a …

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BattleBots are Big Hits in STEM

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:00

STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Math — is one of the most important programs in schools today. Leveraging BattleBots as a tool to teach all four principles, Citrix is very proud to continue to inspire the world’s future engineers.


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The First Dress May Fit the Best

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:00
When choosing a wedding dress, most brides put on the first dress and are immediately amazed at how spectacular they look and feel. They cannot imagine anything more perfect, and they can visualize themselves beginning a happy marriage — sealed …   Related Stories
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Citrix Cloud to be Made Available to Citrix Service Providers

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:00

We are thrilled to announce that Citrix Cloud will be made available to our Citrix Service Provider (CSP) community! CSPs will soon be able to take advantage of the numerous benefits that Citrix Cloud has to offer. We anticipate that …

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Leverage SCOM to Monitor Citrix VDAs on Microsoft Azure

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00

Organizations are constantly expanding their existing on-premises infrastructure to meet growing demand. They need solutions that are flexible and scalable. The most economical solution to achieve this expansion is a hybrid environment — a combination of the on-premises environment along …

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