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The Future of Octoblu and Citrix Workspace IoT

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00
When we hear the name “Titanic,” there are many words and associations that immediately come to mind. Tragedy.
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!

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - 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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RISC OS London Show 2017

The Iconbar - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 17:19
The 2017 London show took place at its regular venue on Saturday 28th October (St Giles Hotel - Feltham, London). It was a warm and sunny autumn day (always a good start). I arrived by car along the M25 and the only queue I had was the one for show tickets at the very start of the event.

The show was run as usual by ROUGOL and their army of helpers who did an excellent job of making everything work to time faultlessly.

There is a separate report for there talks and a Show in pictures article linked at the bottom. In this report we will focus on the stands and the actual event.

The event was using more rooms this year and felt busier (certainly in the morning). There were lots of busy stands with new releases and much to see. I have tried to capture this in our photo report. So here are some of my personal highlights.

My first stop was mw-software to get the new !Artworks release (better support for new machines and some nice new tools). It was great to see Martin (dressed with bow tie as usual) back at the shows.

The new release of !Organiser makes good use of the big screens and Nigel was asking for more ideas for future releases.

ROOL had the new DDE and a chunky basic manual alongside some cool demos. Rob Sprowson was also there so I was able to ask him about changes in Pcloud (Rob already has a fix which is installed by rerunning the installer).

Lots of nostalgia with BBC tv from yesteryear with the BBC Preservation Project....

Amcog games stand provided a chance to try their full range of games and to learn more about their sound module.

Richard Keefe showed off the new jpeg import and scaling in !Impression. He is continuing to both 32 bot and enhance the software. He uses it on his Titanium.

Chris Hall continues to refine his GPS solution. This is now becoming very sophisticated with the ability to call home, put itself in standby. I look forward to seeing what chris’s next project is.

My overall view was that it was a very upbeat and positive show and we will be very busy reviewing the new releases for you on iconbar over the next few months.


My notes from the talks

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RISC OS London Show 2017 - Notes from the talks

The Iconbar - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 17:03
BBC Media Preservation

The BBC had a special projects department to create games and graphics using Acorn kit for their shows. This became a external company called ROUND ONE. Preserving and restoring these machines and their software is the aim of the project. Machines needed some work to clean and restore and recover the software.

We saw several videos where BBC or RISC OS machines were used to provide graphics for shows such as Maggot Moments. The machines were also used on national lottery. Final home for collection will be Centre for Computing history in Cambridge.

CJE Micros
Chris started by updating us on news that Adrian Lees should have aemulor with pi3 and zpp support available very soon. There will be different versions for different machines. Adrian was actually at the show.

Chris recapped on recent developments already showcased (PhotoDesk 3.14, serial mice for older systems, pressure-sensitive graphics tablet for modern machines)

New launches since Wakefield are raspberryRO lite (based on pi desktop) and micro adapter for mice.

Chris commented that he was amazed to see some stuff on eBay going for more than on CJEmicros website.

At London show Chris mentioned version 2 of PiTop (with larger keyboard, full HDMI screen and redesign) . Getting technical documentation from PiTop has been ‘challenging’. New version is still being evaluated as some issues - like only available in green and US keyboard.

Recap on cjemicros range of desktop machines and different benefits.

Martin Wuerthner
Official release of Artworks 2.X3 with support to Titanium at show. There is also a new shape builder and eraser tool. Martin showed how easy it makes drawing shapes. He used it to take a bite from the iconic artworks apple. It can also be use to clip bitmap images. Background is transparent so you can put clipped image on different background.

Headline release is NetFetch 5 with support for SSL and spf. There are lots of enhancements for authentication handling with office365 and other providers.

There is a brand new version of the game Doom for new hardware with new music.

DualHead makes use of hardware support in Titanium for multi-monitor display. Latest release gives 2560x1440 on a single monitor. It can go higher on the right monitor.

OBrowser front end for Otter port provides a nice RISC OS front end. It is free to people who have invested in RISCOS Developments and as a way to raise money from others.

RISC OS Developments
Richard reprised his Wakefield talk and brought the story up to date. Lots of groundwork has been done. The front end for the existing Otter browser is a way to contribute. ROOL and development community are in the loop on plans.

RISC OS Open Ltd
Next release will be 5.24, with I new feature due and 4 known bugs to fix. Aiming to have a stable badge for different ports in future.

Bounty updates - !Edit enhancements completed March, paint underway, usb 99% done.

Still open bounties, especially on networking, clipboard support and filing system updates, improvements to build tools, usb stack.

There is a general bounty which pays for behind the scenes.

RISC OS user guide is being updated. 56 of 62 chapters now done.

New basic reference manual after 25 years

New DDE 28 release (half price to existing owners).

Reminder on ePic release combining Nut Pi and OS on one card.

Sine Nomine Software with RISCOSbits

Sine Nomine showed off new contour data feature. Data just for UK at present from Ordanance Survey. You also get spot heights and tidal heights. Spotlight tool enhanced to use contours (ie select lines over 100m).

Showed off NASA data for Isle or Man

Nice demo using OSM to show map of Greenwich with trip details such as photos and altitude. Maps can be rotated.

Joint development with Riscos Bits running Wispy, which gives WiFi and Firefox browser. It does not currently work with open and unsecured networks. Runs Firefox in rdp client.


Rob Coleman introduced himself and showed off his new new graphics chip for BBC micro. He got back into the BBC computer in 2005 after 15 year gap and this project has evolved since then. Realised lots of upgrades but not in area of graphics. Inspired by Palettemate upgrade for BBC from Wild Vision. Summer 2016 built a breakout board to tap video ULA signal and interface with Altera MAX II epm570 cpld. This needed to convert beeb 5v to 3.3v.

Then he replicated existing BBC features, enhanced colours, added smooth scrolling, introduced attributes to give more colours in hires modes.

Prototype demonstrated at SW and Wakefield show. Lots of feedback and advice from stardot.

End result is totally backward compatible

Uses extended vdu19.

You can change platte of any existing software

Supported in b-em and b2emulators.

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RISC OS London Show 2017 - Pictures

The Iconbar - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 16:41
Here is a selection of pictures to show you what the event was like.....

(Click on the thumbnails for the bigger image)

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Wag the real - Alain Assaf blog - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 08:00
A list of articles/blog posts to review, research, or archive EUC/Virtualization/Scripting Configure Citrix Profile Management through WEM Citrix Optimizer Beta Tool Powershell: PSGraph 1.2, The SubGraph Release Citrix vs SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business)? Citrix UPM Profiles to FSLogix Profiles Conversion Powershell Script Everything there is to know about joining the Citrix CTP program Tech/Nerd/Gadget/Gaming … Continue reading WAGTHEREAL DIGEST – OCTOBER 28 2017 →
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A great way to collect logs for troubleshooting

Microsoft Virtualisation Blog - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 23:30

Did you ever have to troubleshoot issues within a Hyper-V cluster or standalone environment and found yourself switching between different event logs? Or did you repro something just to find out not all of the important Windows event channels had been activated?

To make it easier to collect the right set of event logs into a single evtx file to help with troubleshooting we have published a HyperVLogs PowerShell module on GitHub.

In this blog post I am sharing with you how to get the module and how to gather event logs using the functions provided.

Step 1: Download and import the PowerShell module

First of all you need to download the PowerShell module and import it.

Step 2: Reproduce the issue and capture logs

Now, you can use the functions provided as part of the module to collect logs for different situations.
For example, to investigate an issue on a single node, you can collect events with the following steps:

Using this module and its functions made it a lot easier for me to collect the right event data to help with investigations. Any feedback or suggestions are highly welcome.


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Meet NVIDIA at the Citrix Ready Partner Pavilion at EDUCAUSE 2017

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - 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

Citrix employee blogs - 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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Turn a Samsung Smartphone into a Desktop Replacement with Receiver for Android 3.12.4

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00
Embrace the cloud-computing era; we keep on optimizing Receiver for Android to make the digital transformation easier for you.

Using a smartphone as a PC is not a new concept. Back in 2009, Citrix released the first mobile Receiver on …

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October News

The Iconbar - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 06:30
Some things we noticed in the RISC OS world this month. what did you see?

More games excitement at

Purchasers of the Titanium from Elesar can get additional free software in the form of a developer bundle or RISC OS development tools.

ROOL confirmed on Iconbar forums that Access+ is now in their build.

Steve Potts updates !VNCSvr on his website

R-Comp brings Doom to modern RISC OS machines via !Store

A third release of !DualHead from R-Comp lets Titanium do 2560x1440 screen display on a single screen.

SatNav (the RISC OS GPS solution from Chris Hall) reaches version 1.90

Release 28 of the DDE from ROOL

A new version of RiscOSM from Sine Nomine Software

A new software compilation from Soft Rock Software

Looks like there might be a show coming up....

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Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00


このブログは、2017年9月に本社のプロダクトマーケティング部門のJane Foreman が執筆したブログ「Secure Digital Workspaces:  Better Together with ShareFile and Microsoft」を日本語訳したものです。


既存のMicrosoft インフラストラクチャをShareFileは様々な形で補完します。Officeおよび Office 365 サブスクリプションを利用するユーザーには新しい価値を提供し、Azureへの投資をさらに有効なものとします。企業がCitrixおよびShareFileへ投資をするのは不思議なことではありません。そのような背景を念頭に置き、ShareFileでMicrosoft製品の価値を高める5つの方法を以下に紹介します。




StorageZone Connectors

ShareFileは、ひとつの操作画面から複数のストレージリポジトリに対してシームレスなアクセスを提供する機能を持ち、ShareFileサービスのストレージだけでなくStorageZone Connectors経由でネットワークファイル共有、Microsoft SharePoint、OneDrive for Business、個人向けのクラウドストレージなど、様々な場所に保存されたデジタルデータを共有することが可能になります。

Microsoft Exchange Connector

StorageZone Connectorsに加えて、ShareFileはMicrosoft …

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Upcoming Event: Citrix on Azure - better together!

Nicholas Dille (Sepago) - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:00
Citrix on Azure – Virtuelle Anwendungen und Desktops aus der Cloud Registrieren Sie sich jetzt für einen exklusiven Workshop-Tag in Ihrer Nähe und tauschen Sie sich mit IT-Experten von sepago, Microsoft und Citrix aus. Sie erfahren, wie Sie Citrix XenApp/ XenDesktop mit...
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