Citrix recently announced that the newly released Receiver for Chrome 1.5 now supports Web Interface 5.4. While that may not seem significant at first, let’s revisit what has changed with Chromebook, as well as with Chromebox, in the interim and take a look at the impact on business adoption. This new combination changes the cost and complexity of virtualization for XenApp 6.5 shops in particular.
Peripherals are supposed to be redirected in a virtualization environment, but they don’t always subscribe to plug ’n play. Even more important is the question of whether IT organizations should permit all peripherals for all users from a security and business perspective.
Citrix released version 4.2 of Receiver for Windows this week. Ordinarily, new releases of Citrix Receiver aren’t all that noteworthy, but there are a few key features in this release that enhance the user interface and experience. Citrix totally got it right with this release!
When Amazon launched AppStream alongside its Desktop-as-a-Service platform WorkSpaces last year, it didn’t get much attention compared to the scene-stealing DaaS platform. However, a year later, with WorkSpaces slow to get its bits together, AppStream may have a better chance of mainstream success. Continue reading AppStream: Amazon’s Answer to Azure RemoteApp
Back in January when Citrix announced that it would be reintroducing XenApp, many cheered. They were delighted that Citrix was finally acknowledging that virtual applications weren’t facing extinction or playing second fiddle to virtual desktops. After all, XenDesktop had been constantly hammered into our brains by Citrix, and there had been little mention of the beloved XenApp name. Continue reading XenApp 7.x: Virtual Reality