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User Share: How I Update Citrix and Leverage the Latest Features of the Current Branch

User Share: How I Update Citrix and Leverage the Latest Features of the Current Branch Thursday, June 27 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET WHAT : Many people are concerned about the process of updating their Citrix environments and are in the habit of staying on a single release for an extended period of...

 06-27-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Scaling and Load Balancing Session Recording

One of our favorite and most overlooked products in the Citrix line is Session Recording. It gives an ability to see what is happening with the users and not just hearsay. One of the problems is that if the wrong people have access, it becomes an HR nightmare. I am not here to discuss that issue...


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Quickly Updating Persistent MCS VDAs

I have to maintain the VDA software on roughly 100 persistent MCS desktops. Every time Citrix came out with a new version of Virtual Apps and Desktops (XenApp/XenDesktop), I would cringe at the thought of having to "touch" every one of them. It usually took me two or more weeks to get through...


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My First Time: Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS)

Introduction So today is my very first time: After years of MCS virginity, I decided it’s finally time to ditch the little farms and try out good ole’ Citrix Machine Creation Services. Over the last ten years, I almost exclusively installed small deployments. The bigger ones have about 150...


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How to Configure Enlightened Data Transport UDP Protocol (EDT) When Using Citrix Cloud–XenApp & XenDesktop Service with VDA and NetScaler Placed in Microsoft Azure Cloud

Citrix did some great innovations on their product line throughout last two years. One of them was the release of the Enlightened Data Transport Protocol. I always thought to write an article on this specific topic, but it actually never came to writing, and that’s gonna change today... ...


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How to Choose Between XenApp & XenDesktop LTSR or CR Release Train?

The end of 2017 is a turning point for all customers still using XenApp 6.5 over Windows Server 2008 R2. We now have almost a feature parity between XenApp 6.5 and the last releases of XenApp 7.x, and the legendary 6.5 is planned for end of life in June 2018. Customers who have not migrated yet...


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Seven Dot Sixteen!

Citrix has just released its new bits for XenApp and XenDesktop. There is already a lot of information available on the Citrix official website so I’d like to focus on the key features of this new version. First thing to note: it’s a CR (Current release) so it will be EOM (End Of Maintenance)...


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Citrix Local Host Cache - 2017 Performance Evaluation

Citrix introduced a feature with XenApp/XenDesktop 7.7 called “Local Host Cache” (LHC). When this feature was released, there were some limitations, but as time wore on and Citrix began to understand the technology, limitations were removed or reduced. There are still some limitations on the...


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Use NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing to Recover your Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop environment in Microsoft Azure

Building the Digital Workspace of the F uture can be an interesting road to follow. To prepare your environment for a Public Cloud, such as Microsoft Azure, th ere are different approaches to follow. Microsoft provides a great method to replicate, failover and/or migrate...