Microsoft released the public beta for WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop). In our industry there are periodically game changers and this is one to watch. If you are considering a shift to VDI, O365, hosted cloud or are already using these solutions, you may be wondering how to start. Your organization may have already benefited from a long-term value-added solution through your on-prem VDI infrastructure and application virtualization to the end point. Even if … [Read more...] about Centrinet announces Windows Virtual Desktop Assessment!
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Many months ago a few of my good friends and former associates at FSLOGIX were part of an acquisition by Microsoft. There was plenty of industry buzz about how they might fit FSLOGIX IP into the Microsoft master plan. Turn the page to today with Microsoft’s announcement of the public preview of WVD. Centrinet has been planning well in advance of the public preview of WVD. Those of you who know my industry background know that I’m deeply rooted in virtualization and UX. Being in … [Read more...] about Finally! The big news behind FSLogix and WVD!
With daylight-saving time ends at week's end (Nov 4 at 2am), we wanted to provide an overview of the issues that can occur with PVS delivered desktops and XenApp servers. … [Read more...] about Provisioning Services (PVS) and Daylight-Saving Time
Please contact our Operations Center if we can assist you with addressing this critical Citrix Netscaler security issue requiring updates. … [Read more...] about Authentication Bypass Vulnerability in Citrix NetScaler
All publicly trusted SSL Certificates issued to internal names and reserved IP addresses will expire by November 1, 2015. In November 2011 the CA/Browser Forum (CA/B) adopted Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates, which took effect on July 1, 2012. … [Read more...] about 3rd party SSL Certificates to Expire
Here is a short instructional guide to update your HTML5 receiver for StoreFront. … [Read more...] about Citrix StoreFront: Update Receiver for HTML5
With Google's latest Chrome update (April 2015) they have disabled the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI). This change will have the following effects when accessing a Citrix StoreFront site: … [Read more...] about April 2015 Chrome Update and Citrix StoreFront
Google’s Chrome Web browser will be updating its requirements and phasing out support for older SSL encryption algorithms (SHA-1) expiring after Dec. 31, 2015. This change may affect websites with SHA-1 certifications. The following godaddy.com article will bring you up to date on the details, and give instructions on how to get a replacement certification with the new SHA-2 encryption. https://garage.godaddy.com/webpro/security/google-chrome-phasing-ssl-certs-using-sha-1/ With … [Read more...] about SSL Certification: SHA-1 to SHA-2
The XenDesktop 7.5 VDA Core Services desktop and all server patches released prior to September 2014 have issues that require an immediate fix. The VDA Core Services patches have a flaw in how they configure the Citrix performance counters. These flaws will prevent tools like Desktop Director HDX monitors (and the HDX Monitor Standalone tool) from working properly when attempting to view the performance metrics of a session. Citrix has released a new patch to correct this. This new patch must … [Read more...] about XenDesktop 7.5 Performance Metrics Tool Issue
As you may know, Apple will release the newest version of iOS (iOS8) this week. This event usually translates to a headache day for IT admins as users clog up the business internet links with apple software update traffic. The good news is -- there are a couple of ways to manage this. … [Read more...] about Managing the iOS8 Headache