Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – Are you taking advantage of everything you already have?

During a recent discussion with a client regarding Citrix Session Recording it became obvious that there were many features of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops that the client wasn’t aware they had access to.  So in this post of the Xenwerx Blog we are going to go through the features that comes with each version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops when deployed on-premise. Whether you take advantage of all the features you get with your licensing model of CVAD you should at least know what you are paying for and make use of any features that could be beneficial to your organization.

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Citrix Session Recording: How to save time troubleshooting and increase security

Citrix Session Recording is not new technology.  However, it is extremely under utilized and has had some recent improvements that should not be overlooked.  If you are not familiar with Session Recording it allows the recording of a users’s virtuall app or desktops session to be reviewed later by administrators.  This recording can be used for a multitude of reasons such as troubleshooting user issues, ensuring security is being maintained or documenting a security issue, or providing documentation to protect your company and employees when finger pointing happens.  We will explore some of the new features and how Session Recording can help your organization.

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Reducing distractions while working remote.

As businesses look to implement permanent hybrid or remote work schedules for their employees they are forced to face one of their biggest fears, lack of producitivity by employees.  The idea of employees continuing with a fully remote work schedule has started to fade in favor of a hybrid work model, where employees split their time between working remote and being in the office.  However, many employers are still concerned about their employee’s productivity during the remote work days.  So how can you as an employee ensure that you are just as productive, or more so, on your remote work days.  Below are some tips to minimize distractions and remain productive while working remote.

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Virtual vs Physical Workstations – Which is right?

In last weeks post on the Xenwerx blog, the differences and similarities between VDI and Daas solutions were looked at.  But what if your organization if trying to decide between staying with physical workstations (desktop or laptop computers) vs going with a virtual desktop, whether that be VDI or DaaS? In this weeks post we will look at the differences and similarities bretween physical and virtual desktops and what each means for your organization. From and IT and end user stand point.

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Citrix session reconnection behavior during maintenance mode

Placing Citrix virtual apps and desktop resources into maintenance mode is a common task for all CVAD administrators.  However, maintenance mode has not always worked the way end users or administrators have wanted.  However, some recent changes have allowed Administrators to configure the behavior of sessions that were active prior to maintenance mode being enabled.

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VDI vs DaaS – Which is right for you?

The large number of employees working remote or in a hybrid scenario has brought VDI and now Desktop as a Service (DaaS) to the top of the list of topics being discussed or implemented for many organizations.  But what is the difference between VDI and DaaS?  Both provide virtual desktops that can be accessed by employees from anywhere. 

In this weeks post on the Xenwerx blog we will look at the differences and similarities between VDI and DaaS.

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Five ShareFile tips for your business

Citrix ShareFile provides businesses a secure online file repository that can be used by employees and clients for collaboration, encrypted email, and e-signature.  ShareFile also offers such features as file drops and web forms that can be embedded into your company website to allow customers to upload files directly to your employees.

Below are five tips plus a bonus that can help your employees save time as they interact with Citrix ShareFile.

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Office 365 and Citrix SD-WAN

As more and more business move from Microsoft Office 2016 to Office 365 they realize the benefits of the an Office 365 deployment, but they also realize some of the struggles and performance issues that end users can face.  This is even more so the case for remote branch office (ROBO) where users are often times their internet traffic must traverse the WAN back to the main office before going out the internet.  In the case of Office 365 this means that rather than accessing a Microsoft 365 front door that is closer the users are forced to experience issues with Teams audio quality and dropouts, screen sharing that doesn’t always work, and slow email searches.  But there is a way to streamline this process and improve the end user’s experience.

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