Profiles: To cache or not to cache, that is the question…

A discussion of how 4 UPM policies – Profile Streaming, Delete locally cached profiles on logoff, Always Cache, Active Write Back – work together to optimize the delivery of Citrix Profiles in virtualized environments.

Studio Simplifies Management in Excalibur – Part I

Over the last couple of weeks a series of blogs have gone out that provide a glimpse of some of the upcoming improvements to XenApp and XenDesktop; focusing on FlexCast 2.0, delivering Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, provisioning with PVS, and many …

Some XenApp 6.5 ZDC Replication Calculations

With the approaching end of life date for XenApp 5, one of my customers is currently designing their XenApp 6.5 farm and asked for some assistance calculating the amount of data that would be replicated between each zone data collector.

What’s new with Provisioning in Excalibur

The Excalibur Technology Preview provides an early glimpse at some of the upcoming improvements to XenApp and XenDesktop.  While the unification of XenDesktop and XenApp into a single deployment and management architecture and the added support for th…

Optimizations for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 virtual desktops

The Excalibur Tech Preview provides a glimpse at several improvements to XenDesktop’s Desktop Agent designed to provide a great user experience with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 virtual desktops. HDX technologies are important to the delivery of…

Lifecycle Milestone Update to XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008

In late September, Microsoft announced a change to their lifecycle support for the Windows Server 2008 operating system. This change added 18 months to the Windows Server 2008 mainstream support, moving its end of mainstream support date from Jul 9, 20…

What’s new in Excalibur Delivery Agents

Last week on the Citrix blogs, Cris Lau announced that the Excalibur tech preview is available for download. I hope by now, many of you have downloaded and have installed the Excalibur tech preview in your lab.  Besides hands-on evaluation, we know ma…

Carbon Copy VDI only Works for Carbon Copy Users

o, deliver the right desktop to your users! Workers today demand to be able to work from anyplace, at any time. And the devices they choose to access desktops, apps and data are as unique as their work schedules.

Your chance to shine at Synergy in Anaheim!

If you’re delivering leading solutions for mobility, cloud computing, collaboration, networking or virtualization, we want to hear about it! The Call for Topics for Citrix Synergy 2013, May 22- 24, in Anaheim, CA, is now open.

Smartcard logon issue caused by USIM reader

Created: 2012-11-04 Updated: 2012-11-06 Background: During one of my engagement we encountered some strange behavior in the smart card logon cycle. Basically when launching an application hosted on a XenApp (4.0/4.5/6.0/6.5) server from a Dell Latitude…

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