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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Q3 2019 Review of Ireland CUGC This year has totally flown by. Can you believe that the Q3 meeting for CUGC in Ireland has already completed? I usually write a brief overview of the day's antics over on ronnie.ie but this one is going out out on CUGC to see if we can reach some more ...
CUGC Women in Tech Update: Adding Men to the Mentorship Support Team Our Women In Technology Mentorship Program has continued to grow and evolve over the past few years, and we're proud of the mentees who have steadily worked on and achieved their professional development and technological goals ...