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Putting Our Expertise in Your Local Partner’s Hands

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:30

People love using local Citrix Partners — and it’s easy to see why. Once you’ve worked with a Partner for a while, you develop a strong, valuable relationship. You understand them, but more importantly, they understand you – and what …

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Microsoft Goes Platinum at #CitrixSynergy

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:00
What do The Beatles, Adele and Microsoft all have in common? If you said “charming English accents,” well, you’d be wrong. Bloody wrong, mate. The answer is they’ve all gone platinum at one time or another. But unlike our British …   Related Stories
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Does the 10,000 Hour Rule Apply to Machines?

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:00
We are super-excited to have Malcom Gladwell delivering a keynote speech in our inaugural Innovation Super Session series at Citrix Synergy 2017!

Malcom Gladwell is an accomplished author, speaker, and all-around brilliant researcher, thinker, and communicator. Here’s a synopsis …

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Multi-monitor on the HDX Ready Pi? HOW? Find Out Here!

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00
I love the idea behind the HDX Ready Pi. Low cost, great performance, ease of maintenance – all reasons why it makes perfect sense as a thin client… except for when the user asks, “Can I have a second monitor …   Related Stories
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We’re Taking on the Cloud with NetScaler

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:30
Congratulations, you’ve made the commitment to move to the cloud. There are several options available to the enterprise cloud consumer today, to not only help you economize your IT infrastructure but to increase your business’ operational efficiencies.

But Rome wasn’t …

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What software updates would like to see at the next show?

The Iconbar - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:44
One of the most positive things for me about the last round of shows (London, South-West, Wakefield) was the number of new versions of RISC OS packages released which offered new features. This was not just to support new hardware but to add functionality.

With Wakefield now behind us and a long gap until the London Show in October, now might be a good time to ponder/suggest/dream about updates you would like to see in RISC OS software you use?

Most RISC OS software is still fairly well-featured and well-designed. But there are still gaps, especially as the way people use software has changed. Here are my two suggestions to get you thinking...

'Better' IMAP support in !Messenger

IMAP works very well in !Messenger but a lot of the functionality in the actual application is not available. IMAP has become increasingly common with people spreading their email across multiple devices. I can use filters for IMAP mail in the MacOS email clients but it is not an option in !Messenger. It would be really nice to see all the features in !Messenger work on IMAP.

'Improved' Notes in !Organizer

Recent releases of !Organizer have seen some really powerful enhancements to the Diary features in the software, but no change to the Notes features which are still quit limited and clunky. Tools like !Trello now allow you to easily create draggable lists and it would be really nice to see something like this added to !Organizer.

Are these features you would also like to see? What is on your wishlist?

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Categories: RISC OS

Digital Transformation Ready or Not!

Theresa Miller - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 19:59

We are now embarking on a new IT journey, one where we need to be seriously questioning our digital approaches to the business.  We call this digital transformation!  I am honored an excited to be discussing this topic at Interop in Las Vegas with Gina Rosenthal, Phoummala Schmitt, and Leah Schoeb. How do you move […]

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Bringing Mobile Workers up to Cloud Speed

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 18:00

Trains, planes, and automobiles are the most obvious signs that we are living in an era of continual acceleration; going ever faster is the motto of our time. Yet when it comes to 21st-century acceleration, IT has been …

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eG Innovations at Synergy: Ensuring a Great User Experience Across the Conference

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:00

eG Innovations has been a proud Citrix Ready partner since 2010. At Synergy 2017, eG Innovations will highlight their support for Citrix deployment success, top productivity, and exceptional IT value in healthcare, finance, education, and government organizations, as well as …

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Recognizing our Community Leaders: Citrix Technology Advocates

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:00
It has been my absolute pleasure to pilot our user group community contributor program, and we are now ready to open it to other community thought leaders to enjoy the benefits.

During the pilot period, our elite community members have …

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Workspace IoT Maker Space @ Citrix Synergy!

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:00

What is a maker space? Well, it’s a place where people (makers) with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. Maker spaces are popping up all over the …

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See the Future of Work at the Citrix Synergy Workspace Experience Center

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:00

We hear first-hand from our customers how digital transformation is impacting everyone, providing fresh ideas, new opportunities, and added complexities for employees and IT. Citrix is investing in digital technology innovations to help our customers, no matter where they are …

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See How XenMobile Stacks Up to other EMM Solutions at Synergy 2017

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:00
End-User Computing on mobile devices is here to stay and IT must manage those devices to secure their information assets.

At the same time, requirements for unified end-point management are growing from the need to address wearables and other IOT …

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SAMLによるAzure ADとの認証連携

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 23:00

SAMLは、従来のユーザー・パスワードによる認証に代わるものとして一般的に使用されつつあります。SAMLを使うことで、様々なIDPと連携した認証が行うことができるようになり、例えば、XenApp/XenDesktopやNetScalerを使ったSSL VPNアクセスに際しての認証をAzure Active Directoryを使って行うことが可能になります。

Azure Active Directoryで認証してXenApp、XenDesktopにアクセス


デモ:Azure Active Directoryのアカウントで仮想デスクトップにシングルサインオンしてみる

XenApp/XenDesktop環境の認証をAzure Active Directoryに統合するメリット

  • Azure Active Directoryの提供する多彩な認証オプションやセルフパスワードリセットなど便利な機能が、簡単に利用できる。
  • 高い可用性が確保されており、構築や保守が不要。
  • NetScalerとActive Directoryサーバー間の通信が不要。フォレスト、複数ドメイン環境でもAzureADで認証が統合されてれば、NetScaler周りの構成や設定が簡素化される。

デモ:Azure Active Directoryで簡単に2要素認証が行える





このようにAzure Active Directlyと認証統合することで、SaaSアプリケーションを含めたシングルサインオンや多彩な認証オプションを利用することができます。


Azure Active DirectoryとActive Directoryの違い

Azure …

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Ready. Set. Cloud! Citrix Cloud Activities at Synergy

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:30
It’s no secret: Citrix is all in when it comes to cloud. Are you?

2017 has been the best year yet for Citrix Cloud (read blog post). Whether you plan to transition to the cloud soon or are …

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The Citrix Booth Experience is a New Way to Engage at Synergy

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:30

Customers and partners who attend Citrix Synergy 2017 in Orlando, May 23–25, have a great opportunity to see Citrix solutions in action and dive deep into the technologies that are shaping the workspace of the future. More than just a

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Visit the Google Cloud Team at Synergy

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:00

Join Google at Citrix Synergy next week and learn how we continue to expand our multi-year sales, technical and marketing collaboration across application virtualization, enterprise mobility management, and increasingly helping organizations to successfully secure apps and data in the cloud.…

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PowerShell and Visual Studio Code

String Theory - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 15:23

I gave a presentation at the Atlanta PowerShell User Group meeting yesterday (May 16, 2017) on Visual Studio Code and Powershell. Included below is the document I used for the presentation. I have included it for your reference.

PowerShell and Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code What is Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).

Very special thanks to:

  •“>@daviwill – PowerShell Team member and Primary author of the PowerShell Editor Services and PowerShell plugin for Visual Studio Code.
Why Visual Studio Code
  • Cross Platform – Runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux
  • Community Support –
  • Active Development –
  • Not just a PowerShell Editor. Supports many many languages.
But what about the ISE?

The PowerShell ISE has been the official editor for PowerShell throughout most of the history of Windows PowerShell. Now with the advent of the cross-platform PowerShell Core, we need a new official editor that’s available across all supported OS platforms and versions. Visual Studio Code is now that editor and the majority of our effort will be focused there.

However, the PowerShell ISE will remain in Windows supporting Windows PowerShell with no plans to remove it. We will consider investing effort there in the future if there is a high demand for it, but for now we think that we will be able to provide the best possible experience to the PowerShell community through Visual Studio Code. (“>Announcing PowerShell for Visual Studio Code 1.0!)

  • Summary: ISE won’t be going anywhere but don’t expect any new features!
Why not Visual Studio Code?
  • No #region support
  • Code Folding
  • multi-line commands?
Which version of Visual Studio Code is right for you?
  • Stable – Mature version and thoroughly tested. Monthly updates.
  • Insiders – Daily build for early adopters with the latest changes and bug fixes.
  • You can run both versions at the same time.

Personal Setup: I have both versions installed with the Insiders build as the primary version I use. I will tend to use stable for normal tasks and Insiders for elevated tasks.

Starting Visual Studio Code Usage: code.exe [options] [paths...] Options: -d, --diff Open a diff editor. Requires to pass two file paths as arguments. -g, --goto Open the file at path at the line and character (add :line[:character] to path). --locale <locale> The locale to use (e.g. en-US or zh-TW). -n, --new-window Force a new instance of Code. -p, --performance Start with the 'Developer: Startup Performance' command enabled. --prof-startup Run CPU profiler during startup -r, --reuse-window Force opening a file or folder in the last active window. --user-data-dir <dir> Specifies the directory that user data is kept in, useful when running as root. --verbose Print verbose output (implies --wait). -w, --wait Wait for the window to be closed before returning. --extensions-dir <dir> Set the root path for extensions. --list-extensions List the installed extensions. --show-versions Show versions of installed extensions, when using --list-extension. --install-extension <ext> Installs an extension. --uninstall-extension <ext> Uninstalls an extension. --enable-proposed-api <ext> Enables proposed api features for an extension. --disable-extensions Disable all installed extensions. --disable-gpu Disable GPU hardware acceleration. -v, --version Print version. -h, --help Print usage. Navigating the User Interface

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  • Activity Bar – Located on the far left-hand side, this lets you switch between views and gives you additional context-specific indicators, like the number of outgoing changes when Git is enabled.
    • Explorer
    • Search
    • Source Control
    • Debugger
    • Extensions
  • Side Bar- Contains different views like the Explorer to assist you while working on your project.
  • Editor – The main area to edit your files. You can open up to three editors side by side.
  • Panel – You can display different panels below the editor region for output or debug information, errors and warnings, or an integrated terminal.
  • Status Bar – Information about the opened project and the files you edit.
Command Palette

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Keybindings ” alt=”KeyBindings” /> Extensibility

The following is how I set up my environment for me. Your mileage may vary but you might find some valuable ideas.

  • Powershell – The one extension you must absolutely have.
  • Settings Sync – Highly recommended if you use VSCode on multiple machines. Also useful if you want to keep history of your settings.
  • FontSize Shortcuts – Useful for demos
  • Gist Extension
  • Git Lens – Very Powerful Git tool
  • gitignore – Easily create .gitignore files for your projects
  • Identicator – Helps identify current code (indent) depth.
  • Sapphire Theme – I have settled on this as my personal theme
  • Sublime Text Keymap – I came from using Sublime Text so this makes the transition easier. There could be a key map for whatever editor you are coming from.
  • TODO Parser – I love this extension because it allows me to put TODOs in my code and review them.
  • vscode-icons – Easily identify your filetypes based on the icons.

Plaster is a template-based file and project generator written in PowerShell. Its purpose is to streamline the creation of PowerShell module projects, Pester tests, DSC configurations, and more. File generation is performed using crafted templates which allow the user to fill in details and choose from options to get their desired output.”>

While Plaster does not rely on Visual Studio code for its operation it does provide a very valuble benefit and showcases some of the features of Visual Studio Code and PowerShell.

Where to get help and ideas or contribute?
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Remote Desktop Clients – April 2017 Update

Terminal Services team blog - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 15:00

This post is authored by David Belanger, Senior Program Manager and Eva Seydl, Program Manger.

Here are the highlights of the latest updates to the Remote Desktop clients. You can download the apps from their respective stores on these platforms:

Windows 10




macOS Beta

You can find a comparison of different capabilities between the different clients on the RDS Doc site.

New functionality in the Windows 10 Universal app

Weve added the following new features as part of the April release available now from the Store.

Leverage your existing RDP files

If you have built a collection of RDP files over time, you can now automatically launch them with the Windows 10 Universal app by changing the file type association for .rdp files.

Control access to local resources

For additional security when connecting to a remote system, you can configure which resources are available in the session from the advanced options for each connection:

  • Clipboard copy/paste for text
  • Where audio should be heard local, remote or no audio
  • [New!] In-session microphone from client device
Manage grouped desktops more easily

To make it easier to manage the desktops youve assigned to different groups, weve added the ability to move desktops between groups through drag and drop.

Use a non-English keyboard

The app will now use your local keyboard layout when initiating a new connection to a remote system instead of defaulting to the English keyboard. This provides a more consistent experience between your local and remote computers.

Copy and paste files using the pasteboard on macOS

Users on macOS who have updated to our latest release can leverage the pasteboard (or clipboard as we call it on Windows) to copy files from and into a remote desktop session. You can use keyboard shortcuts to move documents, pictures, or any other data type to the destination where you need them. The size of files you can copy is limited to 2 GB by the RDP protocol.

Updates to our Android application Better keyboard experience

In mid-April we shipped an update to the keyboard that improves the in-session experience: Users with a non-English locale for their keyboard can now use keyboard shortcuts, which weren’t available before. The keyboard sync should now work better than before; but, the keyboard sync only occurs when you launch a session. . To match the keyboard language after you have connected to your PC change it manually in the session or sign out from Windows and sign in again.

Finally, weve added support for scancode – tools that require scancode input (like VM connect or VMWare vSphere) no receive input with the latest version of our app.

Improvements on Chrome OS

In our latest app version (8.1.53) we have been working on fixing issues identified by users. Weve optimized switching out off and to a full screen session. To switch between these modes use the full screen button (F4). Chromebooks that support Android applications will leverage these improvements.

Our app is available on Chromebook devices that support Google Play store.

How to provide feature suggestions?

To provide feedback on the Windows 10 app, open the Feedback Hub and submit feedback for the Apps and Games category and the Remote Desktop subcategory.

To provide feedback for the apps on other platforms, post your idea in UserVoice after selecting the appropriate forum on the right side.

How to get help?

You can also post your issues on our TechNet forum to get help from the RDS community.

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Innovative Techniques to Reach Buyers First & Win Together with Citrix & Cisco

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:00
How can you get in front of more customers?

According to Karen Walker, SVP & CMO, Cisco, most business customers are making their buying decisions online, way before they even talk to a sales rep. At least 67% of buyers …

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