Discontinued exams for Citrix

Citrix is discontinuing a couple of exams and trainings in the coming months.

In the PDF at the bottom of this page is a list of new exams which will replace the discontinued ones.

January 31, 2012:

February 29, 2012:

March 31, 2012:

July 31, 2012:

For a complete list of recent and upcoming discontinuations, click here.

Citrix released hotfix for VDI

Hi guys,

Citrix has released a Hotfix Rollup Pack 1 for VDI-in-a-Box 5.0.

This fix repairs the following issue:

Users receive the following error message when trying to connect to VDI-in-a-Box desktops through an HDX connection: “You cannot access this session because no licenses are available.”

You can download the hotfix here.

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 2.5 beta

Hi guys,

Microsoft has released a beta for the Security Compliance Manager 2.5 (SCM 2.5) 

In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 2.5 Beta 2 offers new Exchange Server 2007 and 2010 baselines! Additional SCM 2.5 client product baselines are included in the beta download, including Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, and Office 2010 SP1, and Internet Explorer 8.

Learn more about Security Compliance Manager.

Various citrix articles from Thomas Poppelgaard

Hi guys,

Thomas Poppelgaard has published a few articles about Citrix products which I wanted to share with you. All credit goes to Thomas for writing and publishing his findings. Continue reading “Various citrix articles from Thomas Poppelgaard”

XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices

Citrix has released a whitepaper January 5th about XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices.

Below is a list of the HDX features that were tested extensively as part of this whitepaper:

  • Windows Media Redirection: The playback of video was over both the LAN and WAN has improved in XenDesktop 5.5 due to its ability to dynamically adapt to the available bandwidth and intelligent drop frames while maintaining a synchronized playback with prioritized audio.
  • Flash Redirection: A new version of Flash Redirection is included which improves performance over the WAN along with including support for Linux devices (initially Ubuntu and Fedora). Continue reading “XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices”

XenDesktop 5.5 vs View 5 on Apple’s IPAD

Hi guys,

Watch this YouTube video of the performance and end user experience between Citrix’s XenDesktop 5.5, HDX and Receiver for iOS 5.5 versus VMware’s View 5.0, PCoIP and View

See the results for yourself… Continue reading “XenDesktop 5.5 vs View 5 on Apple’s IPAD”

ForeFront protection for SharePoint 2010 whitepaper

Hi guys,

I came across this whitepaper today (through @Joe_Elway) about ForeFront protection for SharePoint 2010. I wanted to share this whitepaper with you.

Here’s some more info:

Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) is designed to protect Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) 2010 and SharePoint Server 2007 environments from malware and inappropriate content. This is accomplished through tight integration with SharePoint through SharePoint’s VSAPI (Virus Scanning API). The VSAPI provides realtime protection for malware and content scanning. SharePoint database scanning is accomplished through FPSP’s scheduled and on-demand scans. These scans use the SharePoint object model to navigate and retrieve content for scanning. Each of these integrations requires specific permissions and access requirements. This document explains FPSP’s integration with SharePoint as well as details around each of the integration points.

You can download the whitepaper from the Microsoft website here.

Citrix HDX monitor 2.0

Hi guys,

Citrix has released version 2.0 off their HDX monitor December 29th of last year. Here’s a little bit of info what this tool can do and at the end there’s a link to the download page.

The HDX Monitor 2.0 tool is used to validate the operation and configuration of key features of XenDesktop’s and XenApp’s HDX stack including the latest HDX MediaStream for Flash and HDX RealTime features. Consequently, this tool can also help you diagnose and troubleshoot HDX issues. For example, it detects when multimedia redirection is in use and if your endpoint device supports it. It also can tell you what audio codec you are using and its bitrate. Continue reading “Citrix HDX monitor 2.0”