Office365 best practices for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops


Introduction This article summarizes the Citrix best practices for deploying Microsoft Office 365 applications in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (VAD) environments. Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is a bundled software plus subscription-based offering focused on user productivity-based applications. Office 365 ProPlus includes a combination of online-based applications that are accessed from anywhere via a web … Read more

Citrix Workspace Environment Manager Capture Screen

Citrix Workspace Environment Manager has a cool little feature for end users to use called ‘Capture Screen’, it can be accessed by right clicking on the WEM Agent in the System Tray. This utility captures the users screen and lets them either Save the image or send it straight to a pre-configured email address (Service … Read more

XenApp 7.15 LTSR CU2 black screen

Symptoms or Error XenApp 7.15 LTSR CU2 black screen. 7.15 LTSR CU2 sessions might launch as a black screen. The issue occurs with sessions running on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU2 and 7.17 VDAs when Profile Management is enabled. Environments: VDA: 7.15 LTSR CU2, and 7.17 with Profile Management enabled VDA OS: Windows Server … Read more

Citrix XenApp XenDesktop VDA optimization tools

Citrix Optimizer The Citrix Optimizer is a Windows tool to help Citrix administrators optimize various components in their environment, most notably operating system with Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA). The tool is PowerShell based, but also includes a graphical UI. Citrix Optimizer can run in three different modes: Analyze – analyze the current system against a … Read more

Citrix on Azure: Deployment Deep Dive

Citrix on Azure: Deployment Deep Dive April 19, 2018 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET If you are considering deploying your Citrix workloads on Azure to gain cloud agility, reach and scale, our upcoming webinar is great preparation. Two experts from Citrix and Microsoft will drill down into the technical aspects of deployment, including recommendations on … Read more

Bandwidth usage and VoIP considerations for Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix bandwidth

The following articles include detailed guidance and formulas for calculating acceptable bandwidth consumption estimations for various scenarios in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. Each user in XenApp and XenDesktop is modelled and organized into various user types, such as heavy HD video streaming or Autocad application worker or lightweight Internet browsing and office application worker. Printing … Read more

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.17 feature comparison

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.17 Features Please refer to the Citrix tables provided in this article to learn which features are available with your XenApp or XenDesktop licenses based on edition. For information on XenApp and XenDesktop features by key releases, please refer to the XenApp and XenDesktop Release Feature Matrix. Details on XenApp and XenDesktop licensing … Read more

How do I deploy XenApp and XenDesktop?

Citrix offers a variety of ways to securely deploy XenApp and XenDesktop to meet your unique needs. On premises, cloud-hosted, as a Cirix Cloud service, or with a service provider—you choose how much you want to manage and where to deploy. The following Citrix video outlines all deployment options for XenApp and XenDesktop. All … Read more

Latest XenApp and XenDesktop network bandwidth utilization

Daniel Feller, Citrix Lead Architect, released the results of an interesting series of simulation tests performed on XenApp and XenDesktop network bandwidth utilization. The simulation tests were performed over a series of different XenApp and XenDesktop versions released over the last six months and the results are impressive. Bottom line is that Citrix manages to … Read more

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure cost calculator

Citrix has provided a comprehensive Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure cost calculator to accommodate for the use case scenarios where XenApp and XenDesktop workloads are either deployed on-prem and MS Azure or entirely on the Citrix Cloud and MS Azure. You should first read the FAQ for more details: After choosing one of the … Read more

What’s new in XenApp and XenDesktop CR 7.17

XenApp and XenDesktop CR version 7.17 are out. Version 7.17 of the VDA for Server OS and the VDA for Desktop OS include the following enhancements: Browser content redirection blacklist. You can create a blacklist policy along with the existing Access Control List (ACL) policy. The URLs in this blacklist policy aren’t redirected. For example, you … Read more

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR lab on a single machine (updated)

Having built a powerful Windows desktop with the following configuration, I would like to share the requirements and high level deployment process for a single machine XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR lab. The host machine and virtual configuration recommendation is as follows:  Windows Server 2016 Standard evaluation with Hyper-V server role and management tools RAM and SSD … Read more

Why Citrix Version 7.15 is the Biggest Release in Company History

It’s a bold statement. But I believe it’s true. You know why? Because for the first time in a long time I can confidently recommend an FMA-based version of XenApp for our largest and most demanding customers. And next to XenApp 4.5 and XenApp 6.5 (my other 2 favorite XenApp releases of all time) there is no … Read more