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How Citrix App Layering Cloud Management Works with On-Prem Environments

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:00

One of the common questions organizations have when looking at Citrix App Layering is, “How does a cloud based service work with my environment that is completely (or mostly) on-prem today?” The answer lies in understanding a little bit about …

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NetScaler Validated Reference Designs for Customers

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 21:00

Learn how to implement new features that will enhance application delivery with the NetScaler Validated Reference Design Practice.

Have you been looking for a way to get more performance out of your applications or wanting to make them more secure …

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New Citrix SCOM Management Packs Are Available!

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 19:00
Citrix is committed to support the growth of our customers. With that in mind, we bring to you a new set of improved SCOM Management Packs.

The new Citrix SCOM Management Pack 3.12 for XenApp and XenDesktop supports environments that …

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Load Balancing Session Recording Servers & More

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:00
Load balancing Session Recording Servers

In Session Recording 7.13, Session Recording has supported Database High Availability to prevent data losses from database failure in the mission-critical environment.

Now available in the Session Recording 7.14 release, in terms of High Availability …

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What You Missed at Citrix Synergy, CSP Edition Webinar!

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 15:00
What you missed at Citrix Synergy: CSP edition webinar!

Missed Citrix Synergy? No worries! In June, we are bringing you a special webinar: What You Missed at Synergy, CSP Edition. We’ve sent our SMEs to Synergy to soak up …

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What is Citrix App Layering Cross-Platform Support?

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 13:04

One of the goals in designing the Citrix App Layering architecture was to create a system that would allow customers to manage their Windows Operating Systems and applications a single time, regardless of the hypervisor environment or cloud they wish …

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Learn to Simplify Secure Remote Access with NetScaler Training

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:22

These days, it’s complicated to give users access to the applications they need. That’s because apps can be located in the cloud as well as the corporate datacenter. People are using a wide variety of devices from just about anywhere. …

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よりスムーズなCitrix Cloud導入のための考慮事項

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00

コンサルタントの佐分利です。 皆さん、クラウドを活用していますか? クラウドファーストという言葉を耳にするようになって久しいですが、 シトリックスも Citrix Cloud というクラウドサービスに全力を注いでいます。 今や Citrix Cloud にはシトリックスの技術が全て集約 ・ 統合される予定であり、 既に Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop の新機能はまず Citrix Cloud に組み込まれるようになっています。 クラウドサービスを導入する理由やメリットはたくさんありますが、 シトリックスは皆さんがクラウド化への道のりのどのフェーズにいても支援できる機能やサービスをご用意しています。

他方、Citrix Cloudは様々なお客様の課題を一挙に解決できる可能性を大いに秘めている反面、オンプレミスでは検討する必要のなかった新たな考慮事項が存在するのも事実です。本ブログでは、既存のオンプレミスのXenApp/XenDesktop環境をCitrix CloudのXenApp & XenDesktop Serviceに移行する際に考慮すべき事項のうち、Citrix Cloud認定トレーニングの学習トピックとしても含まれている、以下4つのポイントについてご紹介します。

  • Cloud Connectorの設計について
  • Provisioning Services(PVS)の導入方法について
  • Citrix CloudのStoreFrontかオンプレミスのStoreFrontか
  • 既存オンプレミスの環境をCitrix
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Rescue Your Apps with XenApp 7.13, Citrix App Layering & Cloudhouse

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 18:45

By Andrea Abernathy & Stuart Moore

Invented by Unidesk (now Citrix App Layering) over 9 years ago, application layering has emerged as the best way to reduce the effort and number of images required to deliver apps from servers and

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Learn to Optimize Your NetScaler Traffic with Global Server Load Balancing!

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 16:00

Global server load balancing is a critical component for organizations who have their servers distributed across multiple sites. It provides protection against application availability failure and provides a better end user experience. As a part of our new NetScaler 12

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Trust, Empowerment & Leadership – What We Heard from Gen. Colin Powell at Synergy ‘17

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 14:00

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

At the closing keynote at Synergy this year, we heard from General Colin Powell about leadership, trust, and the power of positivity.

From any headlines you’ll read today, the state of security is looking …

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What’s New with Citrix Profile Management 5.8!

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:00
Citrix Profile Management continues to simplify management effort and reduce your IT cost.

Citrix Profile Management focuses on helping our customer migrate to Windows 10 and Windows server 2016. We continue to deliver quality improvements in Citrix Profile Management 5.8, …

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Strengthening Protections, Eliminating Abuse in Patent Law

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:00
On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. While the litigants in this case are in the food service industry, the decision has significant impact on patent law regardless …   Related Stories
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What development tools do we need ported to RISC OS

The Iconbar - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:46
In a previous article, I talked about software updates we would like to see at the next show.

The critical ingredient for software development (whether you are writing something for your own use, developing free or commercial software for wider distribution, or trying to port something from another platform) is the toolset available.

In some ways, we have been lucky with RISC OS, which from the first release has included its own built-in development language (BBC BASIC). There is additional free software such as Dr Wimp or AppBasic to provide a really nice way to write desktop applications more easily.

For more advanced development have both the free C GCCSDK compiler and ROOL offers the commercial Desktop Development Environment.

But are there still some tools which would make RISC OS a better platform for development, make it easier to port software written using these tools across and possibly encourage developers who use these tools to try RISC OS? In an ideal world (with unlimited time and resources) we would obviously like Java, Mono, Ruby, etc along with Eclipse, Visual Studio and Maven,etc.... But that is not unfortunately where we live.

So here are 2 suggestions of tools I would like us to see on RISC OS which would be viable and make a positive impact.

Git is the leading Version Control system. It has replaced older systems such as CVS (which is all we have on RISC OS natively) for many uses. It also makes it easier to access GitHub, a huge central repository of free software or other systems such as Bitbucket. Some RISC OS code is uploaded to GitHub but it would be much easier to have Git on RISC OS.

Python 3 Python is a highly popular language for starting program development and heavily pushed by the RaspberryPi foundation and others. We have Python on RISC OS but it is only the much older Python 2 release. Python 3 is a significant improvement on the previous version and the one most new programmmers would want to use.

What do you think we need to see on RISC OS?

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Categories: RISC OS

Latest Drag'n'Drop magazine reviewed

The Iconbar - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:03
If you miss the Acorn magazines from yesterday, then Drag'n'Drop is definitely the magazine for you with its mix of news, reviews and lots of hands on technical items. The magazine is published 4 times as year as a PDF (which you can read on any machine).

The latest quarterly release was released at Wakefield Show, and given the updates to date news section, looks like it was being updated until the very last minute. The News and editorial section looks at Wakefield and also includes details on upcoming events and both free and commercial software and hardware releases. One of the great advantages of providing the magazine as a PDF is that it can include clickable links for you to follow.

The rest of the magazine consists of a wide range of well-written technical articles. Don't worry that the author might lose you - a lot of thought has been given to making sure the reader can follow along easily, and there is even a reminder on how to get into BASIC via the F12 key.

The new sound module developed by Amcog Games and freely available gets a detailed write-up with a five page tutorial explaining the new features and showing how to use them. If you have been a little 'nervous' of modules, it also serves as a really clear explanation of how to install and use them.

The Iconbar animation article will appeal to an anyone wishing to make their applications look more slick. There is a detailed and annotated BASIC program to give you a slick, animated icon for your program on the iconbar.

The Python Primary School is an ongoing series on writing Python programs which can use the RISC OS wimp. This time we have reached high level functions such as creating a window. There is also a nice comparison of Python code with BASIC for all these functions. If you have missed the rest of the series, you can get all the back issues on a USB stick.

For general RISC OS programming, there is also a tutorial on creating Windows options in !WinEd and then accessing from a BASIC application. This instalment includes using the toggle icon and how drop-down menus work.

This is definitely an edition for anyone wanting to develop their own desktop RISC OS applications. There is also a complete BASIC listing for a multi-tasking Desktop Noughts and Crosses application.

Finally, there is a nice little module called SWILister which allows you to list all the SWI calls which any module provides and can also be accessed from BASIC via an Sys call. The listing is on a yellow page (which may give you some additional feelings of nostalgia for the old yellow page listings).

The magazine is available to buy from The Drag'n'Drop website where you can also download a free preview of the magazine. You can also get a USB stick with every edition of the magazine ever published and also see their range of fonts and programming books.

I really enjoyed this edition, and can highly recommend it to anyone looking to keep up with developments and wanting to improve their programming knowledge.

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Categories: RISC OS

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like … XenServer 7.2!

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:49
A little like Christmas without Santa Claus, it wouldn’t be the week of Citrix Synergy without a XenServer release! Hot on the heels of XenServer 7.1, we’re excited to announce that XenServer 7.2 is now available for download. With …   Related Stories
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Synergy Day 3: We Saved the Best for Last

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:00

This great shot of Synergy Park wraps up my favorite photo series—after months of planning, it’s hard to believe another Synergy has ended. Hope you had a great one; save the date for Citrix Synergy 2018, May 8–10 in Anaheim!

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Building a Software-Defined Network

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:49
At his Synergy keynote, Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov mentioned that IT “needs a software defined perimeter (SDP) that helps us manage our mission critical assets and enable people to work the way they want to.” The concept is not a …   Related Stories
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Securing the Web Browser

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:00

One of the more important product announcements this week at Synergy was that the Secure Browser Essentials will be available later this year on the Azure Marketplace. I have been interested in secure browsing technology for several years now, mainly …

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How the Okada Manila Luxury Resort Built its Greenfield IT Infrastructure

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:06

One of the few disappointments that I had at the Synergy show was not seeing the IT staff from the Okada Manila resort win the 2017 customer innovation award. While they were one of the three finalists, I understand why …

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