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Supporting End of Life Citrix Products

I had a customer meeting last week with someone who has existing Citrix products that have reached their end of life (EOL). That got me thinking about other customers that I have run across who are having a similar challenge. I have found that there are several reasons for customers to run EOL products, such as: the

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Common Issues Identified Through our Citrix Health Check Offering

One of the services that we offer is a Citrix Health Check focused on XenApp and XenDesktop. This is a technical and operational assessment where we look at each component and verify the environment’s health and use of Citrix and Accelera best practices. We often provide recommendations related to the overall architecture or configuration of

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My Favorite Citrix WorxMail Features

If you’re like me, you’re not tied do your desk during work hours and need to stay productive while you’re mobile. Citrix WorxMail makes my life easier and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite features that make it convenient for me to get work done when I’m on the go. Check out

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Common Use Cases for Virtual Desktops (VDI)

In a previous blog post I talked about how identifying use cases is one of the most critical considerations when evaluating a virtual desktop solution. This is especially important because is helps us determine which virtual desktop model to utilize for each user group in the organization. Use cases aside, I often find that customers are curious

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Citrix XenClient Discontinued

It seems that the Internet is abuzz with news about XenClient. The rumors are true, Citrix is killing off XenClient. As of October 1, 2015 (that’s right, next week) the product will not be available for sale. Existing customers who use XenClient will have until the end of 2016 to migrate off the platform. Although I

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Citrix XenMobile iOS 9 Advisory

It’s that time of the year again. Fall is in the air and Apple is set to announce this year’s line of new iOS devices (like they do every September), along with releasing a new version of iOS. iOS 9 has new encryption requirements that break existing MDX-wrapped applications. Like in previous years, Apple has made changes that affect

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Citrix StoreFront 3.0 Upgrade

Citrix StoreFront 3.0 was released recently, and we are starting to see interest from our customers on the new functionality. So, I decided to put together a video that gives a high-level overview of the new version, and provide walk through of the upgrade process from Citrix StoreFront 2.6 to StoreFront 3.0.  The video also walks through

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Three Things to Consider Before Your Virtual Desktop Purchase

Three Things to Consider Before Your Virtual Desktop Purchase One of the tasks that I help do at Accelera is talk to our customers about the end user computing solutions that we deliver. Part of that conversation – specifically around virtual desktop and application delivery – is about some of the things that they should

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