This is a statement I have heard so many times over the years. It has always applied to hardware sizing for me, until now. Citrix has just released a new feature called vertical load balancing, and I like it. Its available in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service. When working with public clouds its important … Continue reading Scale up, not out!
Recently, it has become apparant to me that there is still a misconception as to what Citrix Cloud is, and what it isn't. Hopefully, in this post, I can clear up some of those misconceptions once and for all 🙂 Citrix Cloud: What it isn't OK, so let's start with what Citrix Cloud isn't as … Continue reading Citrix Cloud – What it is and What it isn’t
Citrix has released an optimisation pack for Microsoft teams. I think its fair to say that this RTOP pack has been highly anticipated. This blog is part 1 of 2, here I wanted to focus on the required pre-requisites and installation instructions for Microsoft Teams on a Citrix environment. What is the Team Optimization pack: … Continue reading Installing Teams Optimization pack
Why is Citrix Remote PC proving so popular with organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Since my time at Citrix, which is 3 years I have had many customer conversations, but I can’t remember a single conversation around a specific Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Advanced and Premium feature called Remote PC. That was, until a … Continue reading All hail Citrix Remote PC!
There have been so many licensing questions in the past few weeks, I thought maybe it was time to write a blog post on the options that I have come across when mixing license types and when working with older Citrix licenses. Things to remember User/Device licenses have an overdraft of 10% and SGP. https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/licensing/current-release/licensing-technical-overview.html … Continue reading Citrix Licensing Options
There is a saying or cliché commonly shared among technical security teams: it’s not a case of IF you’ll get attacked, its WHEN. I decided to test this theory with what’s called a “honeypot”. This is a program, site or piece of code deployed with the deliberate intention of it being hit by the bad … Continue reading Hackers love your vulnerable websites!
Citrix released Workspace Intelligence on December 12 2019. If you would like to add an RSS feed of our blog, citrixie.com, (or indeed any blog) to your Citrix Workspace - we will show you how. First, a quick recap of Citrix Microapps. Workspace Intelligence Recap Architecture Overvew Citrix Workspace allows us to take a single … Continue reading Add the Citrixie Microapp to your Citrix Workspace
In Part 1, we looked at what NLS is, configuring it and some troubleshooting around this new service. As a second part to this blog I am going to look into this a little bit further and highlight what we have seen in the field. There is many advantages of using NLS in Citrix Cloud and … Continue reading Part 2 – Citrix Network Location Service (Tech Preview)
Citrix Cloud customers can now define networks and optimise internal network traffic.Traditionally, in a Citrix Cloud deployment, all VADS users had to access VDA's via the Gateway Service. This was regardless of whether the user that was accessing the VDA was External or Internal. While this behaviour is expected for external users, it is not … Continue reading Part 1 – Citrix Network Location Service (Tech Preview)
Citrix has recently announced some changes to the Citrix Workspace Standard entitlements. This decision was made to coincide with the December 12th 2019 release of Citrix Workspace Intelligence Feature, which is now included in Citrix Workspace Standard along with "SSO with 2FA" and "Content Collaboration Standard Service" However, Citrix Workspace Standard will no longer include … Continue reading Citrix Workspace Standard Entitlement Changes