Category Citrix

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2109 – What’s new

The latest version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) has been release, version 2109. This latest version in the Current Release path contains several improvements, bug fixes, and added support. 

The biggest announcement is that CVAD 2109 will have Day 1 support for Microsoft Windows Server 2022. This will allow customers to immediately gain the benefits and improvements of Server 2022 for their CVAD infrastructure and VDAs.

In addition to the Day 1 support for Windows Server 2022 there were many other improvements and features added to 2109.

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Citrix Files – GPO Configuration

Microsoft Group Policy is a huge part of any Microsoft based network and plays an important role in ensuring that configuration settings are consistent for all or groups of users, pushing software installations, or ensuring security is maintained for a wide range of Microsoft products in your organization.  You probably also know that Microsoft Group Policy can be used for more than just Microsoft products and Citrix Files, the local application interface for Citrix ShareFile is no exception.

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Be the hero with Citrix WEM

Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM) is an often times overlooked application that provides your VDI and application users with better desktop performance and application response times as well as the fastest logon times possible.  And lets be honest, who here hasn’t had their users complain about slow logons. 

If you are currently using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service or Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium on-premises then you already have access to Citrix WEM at no additional cost.

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Ransomware. Are you as prepared as you think you are?

The first half of 2021 showed a 93% increase in the number of ransomware attacks compared to 2020 according to an article on citing the Check Points mid-year security report. The increase in ransomware isn’t just impacting financial institutions and large business, business of all sizes in all market areas including public schools and universities.

Is your business prepared for a ransomware attack? Are you sure? See how Citrix can help ensure that you and your data are protected on multiple levels from ransomware and other security threats.

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The Great Resignation

An article on reveals the recent trend of over 4 million people quitting their jobs in the midst of a job market fraught with businesses failing, financial uncertainties, and the highest levels of unemployment in recent history. 

So with all the business and job market tribulations happening right now why would over 4 million employees decide to give up their current job and become a member of “The Great Resignation”? In a word, flexibility.

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Is your work from home solution a hassle for your employees?

There is no denying that post-pandemic the typical office setup has changed. The number of employees working from home and demanding work from home capabilities to stay at their current employer has required that employers offer some form of work from home solution.  That solution could be full time or part time for employees, but the one thing that has to happen is that employees have to be able to access the resources they need, collaborate with co-workers and work from anywhere all doing so in a secure manner.

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Remote Work, What’s Your Plan?

Does your company’s technology strategic plan provide for efficient remote work capabilities for your employees?

Where and how your employees work has become a hot button topic.  The recent pandemic forced a lot of employers to lay off employees, the lucky few got to work remotely.  A large number of businesses of all sizes were not prepared for the majority of their workforce to function remotely and had to scramble to come up with solutions that sort of worked.  Now as business are starting to reopen it is becoming apparent that the work landscape has changed and many employees are demanding the ability to continue to work remote for one reason or another. 

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Virtual desktops or published apps. Which is right for you?

The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop product line offers organizations multiple ways in which they can move to a virtual solution.  In it’s essence there are three options, virtual desktops (VDI), published applications, or published desktops.  In addition, an organization can use a combination of these three options to tailor the experience to their specific needs.

So which option is right for your organization?  Lets look further into each option.

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