Citrix XenDesktop 7.11; digesting full clones

Full ClonesCitrix recently revealed the newest version of their flagship: XenDesktop (or XenApp or XenApp/XenDesktop, I guess you get the point). One of the newest features that was included in the 7.11 release of XenDesktop is the option to use XenDesktop’s built-in deployment method Machine Creation Services to deploy full clone. Full clones, if your employer delivers a blazing fast storage platform perfectly suited for desktop virtualization it kind of catches your eye…

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My experience with Citrix ShareFile Drive Mapper

Drive MapperWhen Citrix announced the ShareFile Drive Mapper I wanted to give it a go, it’s something Microsoft can’t (won’t?) offer for OneDrive so it’s a nice differentiator. This solution will connect to your Citrix ShareFile account and present the data in ShareFile as a local drive including drive letter. Certainly convenient in VDI scenario’s where you want access to your files as if they’re local but don’t want to consume the storage on the target platform for your VDI deployment.

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Choosing your HDX Graphics Modes wisely

HDX Graphics ModesHDX Graphics modes, we all love them for being so flexible and most of us know it can impact the user experience but we noticed that choosing the right HDX Graphics mode can impact your desktop density too.

 

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Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV: Unleashing the power of clones!

Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHVWith the release of the plugin for Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV I got a lot of questions on the inner workings of the AHV cloning so here goes: a blog post that (hopefully) helps you getting a grasp on how Nutanix AHV uses clones in Citrix MCS.
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Installing the plugin for Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHVIt just hit the web, the plugin for Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV. You can find it on our portal at My.Nutanix.com, support, Tools & Firmware. I’ve blogged about this previously in the blog that was called Citrix MCS for AHV: Under the hood but now it’s finally available for the masses.

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Citrix Synergy 2016: My presentations

Citrix Synergy 2016

At Citrix Synergy 2016 held in Las Vegas during May 24-26 I was lucky enough to be able to present twice, both of the times I had a great co-presenter and during the last presentation we even had a secret guest on stage.

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