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  • Have you heard? The Newest Members of the CTP and CTA Classes of 2020 have been announced!  Congratulations and welcome to the newest members of the  Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and  Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) classes of 2020! And, of course, a big pat on the back to those veteran awardees returning for another year in each program! ...

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    Hello Fellow CUGC Members, A new year brings new beginnings. We'd like to announce a few changes to the members and officers for your Steering Committee . The Steering Committee is comprised of eight customer volunteers, two Citrix representatives, and the Managing Director of CUGC. Additionally, we have an advisor member from the United Kingdom. ...

  • Design Our Official 2020 T-Shirt!

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    The CUGC 2020 T-Shirt Design Contest is officially open! Each year we invite our members to submit designs for the front of thousands of CUGC t-shirts given out at Citrix Synergy. The competition has grown year after year with more competitors submitting more creative designs. Not only will the winner see their design on thousands of CUGC T-shirts, ...

  • Bay Area CUGC Event Recap – 2019 Q4

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    Bay Area CUGC Event Recap - 2019 Q4 What is better to start the New Year for 2020 than a recap of a 2019 CUGC event? Well, in actuality, this article sadly sat in my draft folder due to hectic nature of end of year priorities and some holiday R&R. I am going to stick with the “better late than never” adage as my sole excuse. The Bay Area CUCG ...

  • Extending NLS with Dynamic Beacons

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    Posted In: Expert Insights Blogs

    A short while back, in November, Citrix premiered the Network Location Service (NLS) for the Citrix Gateway Service (CGS) functionality of Citrix Cloud. Without the NLS, providing external connectivity via the Citrix Gateway Service is an all or nothing solution: We can either enable external connectivity for all users or not at all. And ...

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    NEW LTSR!!!!! Citrix gave customers a year-end present by releasing the newest Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) long term service release (LTSR). Enterprises have been clamoring for this update to get so many of the updated features that have been released in the current release line since 7.15. It’s been two and a half years and Citrix has ...

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    On December 18th, Citrix released the 1912 version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7. There is a new release every 3 months now, so why a blog post? Because, this version is “special” – It’s a LTSR. LTSR??? LTSR stands for Long-Term Service Release and each version tagged as such comes with 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended ...

  • 2019 Year-End Review

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    2019 Year-End Review What an amazing year this was for the Citrix User Group Community, with so many members, meetings and new groups. This year added 4,500 new members, with 11 new groups started across the world! There were a total of 138 regular meetings and 8 XLs (Texas, Florida, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, SoCal, Denmark).  ...

  • December 2019 – Bill Kennon & Roy Tokeshi

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    Members of the Month   Bill Kennon Citrix Houston, TX, USA Roy Tokeshi Citrix Phoenix, AZ, USA    How long have you been with Citrix, and what is your job? Bill Kennon : I am an SE working with Enterprise customers in the South Central. I have been with Citrix for 12 years, working throughout the area as a Sales ...

  • Finding My Voice

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    Finding My Voice “If you can’t communicate and talk to other people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.” – (Warren Buffet)  Those words echoed in my brain. Last year, I was a mentee in the CUGC Women In Technology mentoring program . The experience was instrumental in helping me to gain confidence, amongst other things, ...

  • CUGC Great Lakes XL 2019

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    CUGC Great Lakes XL 2019 ​On September 26, 2019, the Chicago, Fox Valley, Madison and Milwaukee CUGC chapters joined forces again, this time at Miller Park in Milwaukee for the 2nd annual CUGC Great Lakes XL. This year, we had some great speakers: DJ Eshelman, Ron Oglesby, Theresa Miller, Ryan Butler & Jarian Gibson. Thank you to all of our amazing ...

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    Members of the Month   Chris Jeucken CTA Alphen aan den Rijn , NL Chris Twiest CTA Dieren , NL    What Citrix technologies are most important to your work? Chris Jeucken : I am an EUC consultant for ConoScenza in the Netherlands. I spend most of my time designing and deploying EUC environments for our customers. ...

  • CUGC Named A Top EUC Event

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    Posted In: CUGC News Blogs

    CUGC Named A Top EUC Event! We have more good news to share–only a few weeks after our own community survey delivered us important and very positive feedback. ( See Tobias Kreidl’s great summary here .) Now we’ve learned of a second survey of IT professionals with additional good news for CUGC and the entire Citrix Community. The team at VDI Like ...

  • SoCal XL 2019 Recap

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    SoCal XL 2019 Recap Thanks to your support and participation, we were able to pull off a great event in San Diego, CA for the EUC Community!       In title, this was the #SoCalXL, but we are excited to say there was great representation from the greater Southwest region. We had participants flying out from as far as Las Vegas for the event ...

  • SDX 15000 Bundle Upgrade Fail

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    Posted In: Expert Insights Blogs

    Citrix ADC SDX 15000 Bundle Upgrade Fail Environment: Citrix ADC SDX 11.1 Build 61.112 (brand new appliance that came with 11.1 out of the box). Issue: After uploading Bundle 13.0 Build 36.27 to the SDX, I attempted to upgrade the SDX appliance. According to article https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-hardware-platforms/sdx/supported-versions.html ...

  • 2019 Community Survey Results Overview

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    Posted In: CUGC News Blogs

    2019 Community Survey Results Overview Our first community survey is finished. We thank the 600+ members who took it! Your input is a big help, and we are very pleased with those of you who made the effort to provide feedback.   Before we get into the specifics, we want to say that while the Steering Committee is sharing the results, they ...

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    Automating Citrix Cloud & Windows Virtual Desktop by Chris Jeucken and Chris Twiest (See the script in action! Watch  the webinar recording for a demo and discussion around the script.) Introduction The year 2019 has been all about Windows Virtual Desktop. If you are even slightly active in the IT circles on social media, you have ...

  • Citrix Converge - Post Event Recap

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    Posted In: Expert Insights Blogs

    This post is a collaborative recap by CTAs Preston Gallwas and Martin Therkelsen Citrix Converge wrapped up on October 3 rd , 2019 at the Citrix campus in Santa Clara, California. The event was a first of its kind and, as Citrix put it, is the first step in creating a community of developers that are engaged and prepared to take advantage of the ...

  • Midwest XL 2019 Recap

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    CUGC Midwest XL 2019 Cincinnati–home of the Reds, Skyline Chili and my adopted hometown–hosted the Second Annual Midwest XL. The Great American Ballpark, located off the mighty banks of the Ohio River, serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds (baseball’s first professional team) and the now-legendary Midwest XL. The event brought together attendees ...

  • October 2019 – Jon Bucud

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    Member of the Month  JON BUCUD San Diego, CA, USA      What Citrix technologies are most important to your work? Our firm leans heavily on Citrix NetScal..err...Citrix ADC to provide reliable, secure, context-aware access to applications–whether that's RGRD's  in-house eDiscovery platform, secure ...