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The XenDesktop Experience

Issue 48, November 2014

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Compare Citrix XenDesktop vs VMware Horizon - Infrastructure Upgrades

Thomas Berger, Senior Product Marketing Manager

In the past upgrading XenApp infrastructure was a challenging experience resulting in parallel migration projects rather than simple in-place upgrades. When we designed the “new” FMA architecture, simplifying upgrades was a key design criteria. When upgrading within the “FMA world” (e.g. from XenDesktop 5.6 to 7.6 or XenApp 7.5 to 7.6) customers can benefit from very flexible procedures that simplify upgrades significantly. This blog post discusses new upgrade procedures in detail and compares to procedures required for VMware Horizon

Compare Infrastructure Upgrade

Design Guidance for XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6: Updated Virtual Desktop Handbook

Ed Duncan, Senior Consultant

XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 introduces a number of new features, some of which require careful planning before deploying into a production environment. In this article Ed discusses the updates that have been added to the Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook for those seeking design guidance on the new XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 features. The article also provides a list of Citrix resources available to anyone that want to learn more about the new features.

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Citrix TechTalk: Anwendungsbereitstellung in XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x Umgebungen mit Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Mit der Veröffentlichung des System Center 2012 bietet Microsoft ein neuartiges Werkzeug für Configuration Manager-Administratoren: Nun kann situationsbedingt festgelegt werden, wie Anwendungen für bestimmte Benutzer ausgeliefert werden. Erfahren Sie, wie Sie mit dem Citrix Connector 7.5 mehr aus der Kombination von System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 und Citrix XenDesktop 7.x / XenApp 7.x machen können.

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