Category Virtual Apps and Desktops

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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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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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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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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