XenDesktop Farm Migration Utility Update – Version 1.4

When I released the version 1.3 of this tool earlier this year with support for migrations to Citrix Cloud, one of the first questions I was asked was “Can you add support for migrations between Citrix Cloud regions?”. So I did. This new version of the tool will allow you to migrate between Citrix Cloud […]

XenDesktop Farm Migration Utility Update – Version 1.3

Following on from our SYN209 session at Synergy this year, I have been releasing a series tools that can assist with migrating to Citrix Cloud. Today, I am releasing version 1.3.0 of the XenDesktop Farm Migration Tool which now has support for Citrix Cloud. The migration functionality of the tool can now migrate a VM from […]

Citrix Cloud Migration Tool

As part of SYN209, I talked about migrating to Citrix Cloud and how Citrix really don’t provide any tools to assist customers will moving their farms from on prem to Citrix Cloud. As a result of my own work with Citrix Cloud, I went about creating a number of tools that would help with this […]

Disabling Rearm of OS and Office on MCS in Citrix Cloud

Many of you are probably aware of the problem that occasionally seems to plague MCS where, when you try to create a new Catalog, the process fails when it tries to rearm the OS or Office and it kicks out at the Domain Join because of it. Carl Stalhood and Citrix have posted the PowerShell […]

Manage Citrix Cloud and On Prem with a single PowerShell SDK

At Synergy recently, Paul and I gave a demo of the updated XenDesktop Farm Migration tool which now supports migrating VM’s from on prem to Citrix Cloud. Leading up to our session, we heard some conversations where people stated that you cannot install the XenApp and XenDesktop Remote PowerShell SDK and the regular PowerShell SDK’s […]

XenDesktop Essentials Sounds Great But Can You Use It?

Finally cleared to post this again 😉 So if you haven’t seen the latest, Citrix has finally publicly released their XenDesktop Essentials product! It’s exciting stuff – CITRIX BLOG COMING BACK SOON! That said there are some serious caveats that you need to be aware of before you rush out to enjoy! The biggest problem, in […]

XenDesktop and XenApp Essentials Links and Documentation

With the impending release of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Essentials (soon we all hope), here are some public resources to get you started on your journey. XenDesktop Essentials Documentation: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-cloud/xenapp-and-xendesktop-service/xendesktop-essentials.html   Feature Comparison Matrix: https://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/reference-material/xa-xd-deployment-options-feat-comp-matrix.pdf?utm_source=twitter&es_p=3811736   TCO calculator: https://costcalculator.azurewebsites.net/   More Docs: https://www.citrix.com/global-partners/microsoft/windows-10-azure.html   XenDesktop Essentials Solution Brief: https://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/solution-brief/xde-azure-sb.pdf   XenDesktop Essentials vs. Citrix Cloud […]

Citrix sells CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager

In an interesting news release, Citrix has announced they are selling their CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager technologies to Accelerite, a cloud services company.  This is an intriguing move for Citrix because it continues to prune away the outlier technologies and let’s Citrix focus on their core app and desktop delivery message.  This follows the […]