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Renaming Storage, Network or Datacenters When They Are Used with MCS (and PVS)

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 13:00
One of the issues that has faced both MCS and, to a lesser extent, PVS, is when you need to change the name of storage, network, or datacenter paths on your hypervisor after you already create HostingUnits/Resources and Catalogs, the …   Related Stories
Categories: Citrix, Virtualisation

Office 365 ProPlus Deployed with Intune in under 5 Minutes

Aaron Parker's stealthpuppy - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:05

Intune has simplified the process for deploying Office 365 ProPlus to Windows 10 PCs with a wizard driven process that will get you deploying the Office suite in less that 5 minutes. I’m not exaggerating either – the process is so simple, it will take you longer to make a cup of coffee.

Until now, you can deploy Office 365 ProPlus to MDM-managed Windows 10 PCs by using the Toolkit available from GitHub. Because traditional applications can only be deployed to Windows 10 MDM PCs via a single MSI, the Toolkit steps you through creating a custom Office deployment (e.g. specific apps, update channel etc.) and generating an MSI that you then upload into Intune. It too is a simple process; however it does require you to download software, create the package (or multiple packages) and upload into Intune.

Here’s how to create an Office 365 ProPlus package in the new Intune console with just a few mouse clicks and no uploads.

Creating the Office 365 ProPlus application

Creating an Office package is very simple – navigate to the Mobile apps section in the Intune console:

Adding an app in the Intune console

Add a new app and select the ‘Office 365 ProPlus Suite (Windows 10)’ option:

Select the Office 365 ProPlus App type

This allows you to select the applications to include in this package – only selected applications will be included in the package. Note that if you have some users who require Project or Visio, create seperate packages that include these applications along with Office, rather than attempting to deploy them separately.

Select the app to be included in this package

Enter information for the application package – you’ll need to specify the Suite Name, Description and optionally add the URL information shown in the screenshot below.

Configure options for the package

Choose whether to deploy the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office and the Update channel. The 32-bit version on the Deferred update channel will suit most users.

Configure suite settings

Add language support if required. English US will be the default if not languages are explicitly selected.

Select languages to include in this package

Assign the App

In most cases, this application package will be assigned to users so that Office is available on any Windows 10 PC they sign into. Something to note in the assignment types is that only Required and Uninstall are available. The Available type, that allows users to install Office from the Company Portal, is not available, which means that the Office suite will be deployed as soon as you add an assignment.

Adding assignments to deploy the Office suite

If you would prefer to make the Office suite available for users to install themselves, you’ll need to create a custom deployment using the Office Toolkit to create a single MSI installer that you can upload to Intune as a Windows Line of Business application. This will allow you to chose Available as an assignment type.


In this article, I’ve shown you how to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to Windows 10 PCs enrolled in Intune via MDM via a process that takes no time at all. From zero to deployed in under 5 minutes.

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Reference Architecture for Citrix Service Providers!

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:00

The dynamic version of the Reference Architecture for CSPs is live!

At the beginning of the quarter, we released two versions of the CSP Reference Architecture. (Log into SalesIQ and click the links below to access.)

  • The first is the
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Treasure trove of RISC OS games at JASPP site

The Iconbar - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 06:49
We try to flag up interesting sites you might have missed or are worth revisiting (let us know if you have any suggestions). In our previous item we reminded you about Exploring Mathematical shapes in RISC OS. This time it is all about games....

A wealth of games have been released for RISC OS machines over the year. Many of these games no longer run on modern hardware or have been in danger of being lost as the Companies who produced them have changed direction or disappeared.

The Archimedes Software Preservation Project has aimed to tackle both these issues. It has just announced the latest release of ADFFS (version 2.61). If you have been itching to run Zalaga or Moondash on your Pi, this is the release for you.

The software is free to download and use, and 65 of the support games can also be downloaded from links on the website.

Many of these games could have been lost and it is really great to see John Abbot bringing them back to life for the next generation.

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Categories: RISC OS

XenMobile Knowledge Center Article Highlights – July 2017

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:00

Hello, Citrix Community! The following is a list of hand-picked XenMobile articles to assist you in managing your environment.

Trending Issues
  • Unable to Sync Mail (STA Method) when using NetScaler Gateway 12.0: CTX223765
Newly Published Articles
  • How To Configure a
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NetScaler & NetScaler Gateway Knowledge Center Article Highlights — July 2017

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:00

Hello, Citrix Community! The following is a list of hand-picked NetScaler and NetScaler Gateway articles to assist you in managing your environment.

Recently Updated Article How to Use NetScaler to Block Access to a Website Using a Location Database Based …   Related Stories
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Now Available! New Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Advanced Administration Exam

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:00
Citrix Education is pleased to announce the availability of the next generation Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP – V) certification based on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR! Don’t delay and be among the first to take and pass the …   Related Stories
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Citrix App Layering – Lessons Learned

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:00

Ever since Citrix’ bold announcement that we had acquired Unidesk and the product’s subsequent re-release as Citrix App Layering in April, my colleagues at Citrix Consulting Services and I have been inundated with questions from customers about how Citrix App …

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XenMobile Service: On-premises to Cloud

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:30
Are you thinking about moving to the cloud? If so, now is the time to do it! The XenMobile Service provides many different offerings to help customers with this transition to the cloud, including:
  • Special hybrid purchasing offerings
  • Simple and
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Categories: Citrix, Virtualisation

Preventing administrative users to change critical network settings in an Azure hub-spoke topology

Nicholas Dille (Sepago) - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:00
An Azure hub-spoke topology enables a company to use infrastructure as a service without losing control of the network flow. This is particularly important if you have business users with their own subscription (which I support) and the services in this spoke needs access to on-premises...
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Today at Microsoft Inspire–Next generation architecture for RDS hosting

Terminal Services team blog - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:00

Join us today (find details at the end of this post) to see how you can make your hosted RDS environments more secure, scalable and efficient; discover the powerful new architecture that enables you to create the next generation of services for your customers, while taking your business to the next level of efficiency and growth.

The RDS modern infrastructure components we are showcasing today extend the current Windows Server 2016 RDS to enable partners to address new markets segments and customers while reducing the cost and complexity of hosted Windows desktop and application deployments.

Our Infrastructure and clients now utilize Azure Active Directory authentication to enable enhanced security features like conditional access, multi-factor authentication, taking advantage of the massive investments being made in our Intelligent Security Graph. We seamlessly integrate with classic Windows authentication to maintain application compatibility and provide a single sign-on user experience.

The RDS modern infrastructure components provide functionality that extends the current RD Web Access, RD Gateway, and RD Connection Broker services, as well as adding a new RD Diagnostics service. The RDS modern infrastructure components are implemented as .NET Web Services enabling a wide variety of deployment options. For example:

  • Both single and multi-tenant deployments, making smaller deployments (less than 100 users) much more economically viable, while providing the necessary security of tenant isolation
  • Deployments on Microsoft Azure, on-premises equipment, and hybrid configurations
  • Virtual machines or Azure App Services can be used for deployment

Azure App Services, part of Azures Platform-as-a-Service environment, simplifies the deployment and management of the RDS modern infrastructure because it abstracts the details of the virtual machines, networking, and storage. This simplifies administrative tasks like configuring scale out/in of a service to dynamically and automatically handle fluctuating usage patterns.

The new infrastructure will also include a web client that allows users to connect from any HTML5 browser. The web client, combined with the other RDS modern infrastructure features, allows many Windows applications to be easily transformed into a Web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application without having to rewrite a line of code.

Join us today to learn more and sign up for the upcoming technical preview!

Session details:

Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Why do you support 247 infrastructure for apps that run 8AM 5PM?
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) – 202B, WEWCC

For related information, please see Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services documentation and the RDS Azure Quickstart Templates.

Sign up today!

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How Citrix Fuels Red Bull Racing

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00
Few businesses create a completely different product every couple of weeks, not to mention take their product team on the road and set up a completely new IT system on the fly. Yet, this is what the team at Red …   Related Stories
Categories: Citrix, Virtualisation

HR fragt nach: Change! Miriam Seifert spricht mit Carsten Brüggerhoff

Nicholas Dille (Sepago) - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:00
Lieber Carsten, Du bist einer der Gründer der sepago. Wir haben gerade 15. Geburtstag gefeiert! Bis März warst Du auch einer von drei Geschäftsführern – seitdem bist Du Teilzeit-Sepagist bis Ende des Jahres. Was Du danach bist und bleibst, ist einer von 4 Gründer-Gesellschaftern. Alles andere...
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Cisco Announces M5 UCS System — Citrix Customers Will Benefit

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:00
Today, Cisco announced their exciting, new addition to the UCS portfolio: the M5 series.

Citrix workloads have been running on Cisco hardware since the beginning of the UCS line — way back in the M1 days — and we are …

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Introducing Cisco UCS M5 C-Series Rack Servers

Theresa Miller - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:05

Cisco has just introduced their brand new Cisco UCS M5 platform. Let’s look at some of the improvements from the Cisco UCS M4 platform, which was a formidable platform in itself. The improvements to the Cisco UCS M5 platform are all about taking things to the next level. This Cisco UCS M5 platform comes in […]

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The Sun Never Sets on Citrix Synergy: We’re Gearing Up for 2018

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:00

We can’t predict the future, but we can prepare for it. As Citrix product engineers focus intensely on innovating and iterating, our events team concentrates on how to showcase those new technologies for our customers and partners. That’s why, by …

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WEM: Notes from the Field 2

Wag the real - Alain Assaf blog - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:21
Quick Note If you are using group policy (and why wouldn’t you) to configure your WEM agents, pay close attention to leading and/or trailing spaces. This has happened twice to me with agent versions 4.2 and 4.3. The Connection Broker Name and Site Name fields in the Workspace Environment management\Agent Host Configuration administrative template must … Continue reading WEM: Notes from the Field 2 →
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UK Citrix User Group: XXI – Welcome to the Jungle

Citrix UK User Group - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:12

Covering topics on SD-WAN, IoT, GDPR, Secure access, the state of the VDI/SBC union and the future of Citrix, this was our 21st event, and possibly our hotest ever. Thanks to our excellent sponsors Liquidware Labs, Lakeside Software, FS Logix, Unicon …

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On-Prem is Dead. Long Live On-Prem!

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:03

In the weeks following Citrix Synergy 2017, I’ve been letting some thoughts coalesce in my head. Yes, gentle reader, I’ve been thinking a lot. And if you have read my other blog posts, you know my long-term rumination can sometimes …

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Even More Reasons for Our Partners to Get Excited About the Citrix-Microsoft Relationship

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:00
At Citrix Summit in January, we talked with our partners & the Citrix team about our commitment to winning together with Microsoft. We outlined significant opportunities for our partners who are also Microsoft partners, to capitalize on the opportunity to …   Related Stories
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