Cutesy blog from Citrix reminding us of how great they are at taking down application-specific road blocks to Windows 7 migration.
June 2011 Archives
Thinking of changing how productivity apps are delivered in your office? Looking for a way to analyze your users' dependencies on Office plugins? My understanding is that this is pretty sweet.
This link tells you about how to deploy the OEAT with ConfigMgr
This one tells you what OEAT is
Concerned you might forget when XP goes off of support by Microsoft? Have no fear! You can now have a live gadget for your Windows 7 Desktop (or Vista, but seriously, just install 7 already) to stay informed of exactly how many days you have left until you're a total sitting duck.
Some of you using App-V might find this an interesting read. It's a nice write up from the Office IT Pro Blog.
Seemingly immediately, they have published part two. Maybe I was late to the party on part one.
Part 2: http://goo.gl/QHGZg
...you're killing me @MSSpringboard!
Part 3: http://goo.gl/JOqJL
I appreciate your information, @MSSpringboard, and your willingness to share it. Perhaps next time you can just drop your knowledge on us all at once, thanks.
Part 4: http://goo.gl/gOLxV
Don't know what this VDI stuff is? Here's a pretty good crash course on the concept.
Review of Windows Thin PC on the Citrix blogs. From what I heard, it's worth checking out if you plan to repurpose old hardware as thin clients.
Interesting discussion posted by Nicholas Rintalan from Citrix Consulting about 2 different customers and the average IOPS per VM in the different environments.
Original on the Youtubes:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqVPHnkW6tk
I know this is just linking to someone else's good ideas, but I thought I'd throw this up here because it further illustrates the inertia behind the consumerization of technology.
...plus, it's mega cool.
Interesting "outside" (read: business) perspective on BYOD. Conversely, the "5 Technologies That Might Be Extinct..." article which is linked near the bottom is basically useless and whimsical.
Best virtual desktop viral video attempt ever.
Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth talk about Citrix Synergy.
Points I heard of note:
+ Citrix bought Kaviza
+ no one that Gabe could find at Synergy had more than 400 user seat for XenDesktop (my translation: large deployments of XD are uncommon)
+ Citrix is now supported on a billion devices (unsupported claim, still impressive)
+ XenClient has all Intel processors supported
+ ICA session connecting *to* Mac OS (video linked in bullet list below main video)