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Citrix Cloud dit Bienvenue! Willkommen ¡Bienvenido!

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:00

Aujourd’hui nous lançons les services Citrix Cloud en français, allemand et espagnol. Cette nouveauté, faisant suite à la précédente annonce de la région Citrix Cloud EU, est la première d’une série de localisations du plan de gestion Citrix Cloud dans

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Elesar quicks dispels stormy clouds

The Iconbar - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:08
My RISC OS machines could no longer access PCloud storage (which I use for sharing and backup) last week. This is one of the 'fun' parts of SaaS and cloud applications where things will just change or stop working.

As I was attending the RISC OS show, I waited to speak to Elesar's coding supremo there. It turns out that PCloud had quietly changed the way you access your cloud storage, which needed some changes in !CloudFS. Rob has already released the update (0.29 on 24th October) and you can install this by just re-running the Installer (which automatically downloads the latest version).

Problem solved - if only every problem in life was so simple to solve...

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Project Chrysalis: Transforming Business for Application ISVs

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:00

Application developers are being challenged by their customers and competitors to deliver their desktop or workstation applications as cloud-based services, without compromising usability or security. This leaves developers in a quandary: how do they take their highly valued applications to …

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Citrix Director & NetScaler MAS Users, We Need Your Help!

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00
Do you currently use Citrix Director or NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS)? If the answer is “YES,” we’d love to hear from you!

Our team would like to hear about your preferred navigational style for our products. Your …

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La région EU Citrix Cloud est désormais ouverte aux entreprises

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00

Notre région EU Citrix Cloud est désormais ouverte aux entreprises. La région EU a été créée pour répondre aux besoins des entreprises implantées ou exerçant leurs activités en Europe. Vous constaterez de meilleurs temps de réponse de notre interface web …

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Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:00

このブログは、2017年9月にCitrix本社のマイクロソフトソリューションエンジニアリング部門のOle Larsenが執筆したブログ「Provisioning XenDesktop on Azure Just Got a Lot Faster」を日本語訳したものです。

XenAppおよびXenDesktopAzure Resource Managerのサポートは継続的に改良されており、現在、仮想マシンのオンデマンドプロビジョニングが実装され、ストレージコストの削減、マシンカタログの作成と電源操作の大幅な高速化が可能になりました。

  1. より速いマシンカタログプロビジョニング
  2. 大幅に高速な電源操作
  3. Citrix Studioでより応答性の高い電源状態の表示
  4. プールされたマシンのストレージコストの削減
  5. カタログを削除するときのパフォーマンスの向上

以前は、Azureでのプロビジョニングは、従来のXenDesktopと同じ方式でした。この場合、カタログ作成時にVDAのインストールされた仮想マシンが作成されていました。 作成後は、マシンが「存在する」とみなされるため、マシンの起動および停止が可能になります。 これは確かにAzureで実現できる方法ですが、以下の3点を考えてみると、Azureのクラウドに最適化された方法でないことが理解できます。


2点目は、Azure Portalで停止したマシンの状態についてです。電源状態は「停止済み(割り当て解除)」として報告されます。 この状態ではAzureコンピュート要素に対して課金はされません。これはつまり、マシンが存在していないとみなされるからです。XenApp/XenDesktopがマシンをAzureに割り当てた直後に停止すると、サブスクリプションに対する料金が発生しないように、Azureはそのマシンを割り当て解除してくれます。Azure Portalでのそのマシンの状態は、ディスクやNICがどのように構成されているかなどの記録がほとんどとなります。

3点目は、「停止済み(割り当て解除)」のVDAを開始した際に、Azure Portal上での電源状態が一瞬「作成中」と表示されるところです。つまり、既存のマシンの起動に要する時間は、新しいマシンの作成とほぼ同じです。

このことを考慮すると、カタログを作成したときにマシンを作成したとしても、実際には使用されずにすぐに解除されるため、あまり意味がないといえます。 加えて、必要がないときはマシンを停止するだけでなく、削除もできるということになります。以降のセクションでは、これが電源管理のパフォーマンスの改善とストレージコストの削減にどのように寄与するのかを検討します。…

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XenDesktop Essentials Makes Migrating to Windows 10 Easy and Inexpensive

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:00

Now you can deliver a Windows 10 Enterprise desktop powered by Citrix HDX technology for as little as $32.72 per user per month, and that includes the costs for both Citrix software and Azure resources!

Last month I wrote …

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Citrix ShareFile: Helping Companies Define the Future of Work

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:00
2017 was a transformative year for Citrix ShareFile. ShareFile helps companies define the future of work by enabling simple and efficient content collaboration in the digital workspace.

ShareFile continued to build value for customers with robust file sync-and-share features while …

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The Future of Octoblu and Citrix Workspace IoT

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:59

In December of 2014, as part of our innovation program, Citrix acquired a small company called Octoblu. They were doing applied research in the emerging area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and created a free IoT platform that’s been …

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Cloud Services and a Secure Digital Workspace: Empower the Workforce of the Future

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:00

At Citrix, we focus on how technology is changing the future of work by helping our customers enable their employees to be more agile, productive, and efficient. We know that a productive and creative workforce is vital to staying competitive …

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“Unsinkable”: The Myth of Foolproof IT Security

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00
When we hear the name “Titanic,” there are many words and associations that immediately come to mind. Tragedy.
Leonardo DiCaprio.

Arguably, though, the word most commonly associated with the storied ship is “unsinkable.” The advertisement and marketing …

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Let’s “Discuss” Something Fresh!

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:00
It was a windy autumn morning when the upgrade and CSS fairies came visiting Citrix Discussions Forums. Waving their magic wands, the fairies gave Discussions an upgrade and a pretty little makeover. The end.

Okay, that is not completely true. …

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Measure HDX Session Quality with NetScaler SD-WAN

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:00

What gets measured, gets improved — Peter Drucker

What ultimately determines the success of a digital workspace initiative? Unquestionably, user acceptance. Virtualizing apps and desktops offers compelling benefits in security, management and compliance, but success ultimately depends on users embracing …

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Cinnaminson Township Public Schools Transforms Learning with Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 14:00
Today, digital disruption is changing all aspects of how we live and work. But it has also sparked a revolution in how we teach and learn. 

As technology transforms education and helps mobilize teaching and learning in and beyond …

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Olly Olly Oxen Free! Five Ways to Identify GDPR Risks in Your Company

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00

As a kid, I loved playing hide and seek. You’d close your eyes and count to 50 while everyone scattered and hid. After a scurry of tagging the hiders running to home base, we would yell “Olly olly oxen free!” …

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Citrix Joins Forces with Microsoft UK, to Accelerate the Move to the Cloud

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:00

For those with difficulty adapting, technology is a dangerous weapon. For the ones with vision, nimbleness and adaptability, technology is the tool that unlocks new opportunities for growth and value creation. — McKinsey

Today marks an exciting milestone as we

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RISC OS London Show 2017

The Iconbar - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 17:19
The 2017 London show took place at its regular venue on Saturday 28th October (St Giles Hotel - Feltham, London). It was a warm and sunny autumn day (always a good start). I arrived by car along the M25 and the only queue I had was the one for show tickets at the very start of the event.

The show was run as usual by ROUGOL and their army of helpers who did an excellent job of making everything work to time faultlessly.

There is a separate report for there talks and a Show in pictures article linked at the bottom. In this report we will focus on the stands and the actual event.

The event was using more rooms this year and felt busier (certainly in the morning). There were lots of busy stands with new releases and much to see. I have tried to capture this in our photo report. So here are some of my personal highlights.

My first stop was mw-software to get the new !Artworks release (better support for new machines and some nice new tools). It was great to see Martin (dressed with bow tie as usual) back at the shows.

The new release of !Organiser makes good use of the big screens and Nigel was asking for more ideas for future releases.

ROOL had the new DDE and a chunky basic manual alongside some cool demos. Rob Sprowson was also there so I was able to ask him about changes in Pcloud (Rob already has a fix which is installed by rerunning the installer).

Lots of nostalgia with BBC tv from yesteryear with the BBC Preservation Project....

Amcog games stand provided a chance to try their full range of games and to learn more about their sound module.

Richard Keefe showed off the new jpeg import and scaling in !Impression. He is continuing to both 32 bot and enhance the software. He uses it on his Titanium.

Chris Hall continues to refine his GPS solution. This is now becoming very sophisticated with the ability to call home, put itself in standby. I look forward to seeing what chris’s next project is.

My overall view was that it was a very upbeat and positive show and we will be very busy reviewing the new releases for you on iconbar over the next few months.


My notes from the talks

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RISC OS London Show 2017 - Notes from the talks

The Iconbar - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 17:03
BBC Media Preservation

The BBC had a special projects department to create games and graphics using Acorn kit for their shows. This became a external company called ROUND ONE. Preserving and restoring these machines and their software is the aim of the project. Machines needed some work to clean and restore and recover the software.

We saw several videos where BBC or RISC OS machines were used to provide graphics for shows such as Maggot Moments. The machines were also used on national lottery. Final home for collection will be Centre for Computing history in Cambridge.

CJE Micros
Chris started by updating us on news that Adrian Lees should have aemulor with pi3 and zpp support available very soon. There will be different versions for different machines. Adrian was actually at the show.

Chris recapped on recent developments already showcased (PhotoDesk 3.14, serial mice for older systems, pressure-sensitive graphics tablet for modern machines)

New launches since Wakefield are raspberryRO lite (based on pi desktop) and micro adapter for mice.

Chris commented that he was amazed to see some stuff on eBay going for more than on CJEmicros website.

At London show Chris mentioned version 2 of PiTop (with larger keyboard, full HDMI screen and redesign) . Getting technical documentation from PiTop has been ‘challenging’. New version is still being evaluated as some issues - like only available in green and US keyboard.

Recap on cjemicros range of desktop machines and different benefits.

Martin Wuerthner
Official release of Artworks 2.X3 with support to Titanium at show. There is also a new shape builder and eraser tool. Martin showed how easy it makes drawing shapes. He used it to take a bite from the iconic artworks apple. It can also be use to clip bitmap images. Background is transparent so you can put clipped image on different background.

Headline release is NetFetch 5 with support for SSL and spf. There are lots of enhancements for authentication handling with office365 and other providers.

There is a brand new version of the game Doom for new hardware with new music.

DualHead makes use of hardware support in Titanium for multi-monitor display. Latest release gives 2560x1440 on a single monitor. It can go higher on the right monitor.

OBrowser front end for Otter port provides a nice RISC OS front end. It is free to people who have invested in RISCOS Developments and as a way to raise money from others.

RISC OS Developments
Richard reprised his Wakefield talk and brought the story up to date. Lots of groundwork has been done. The front end for the existing Otter browser is a way to contribute. ROOL and development community are in the loop on plans.

RISC OS Open Ltd
Next release will be 5.24, with I new feature due and 4 known bugs to fix. Aiming to have a stable badge for different ports in future.

Bounty updates - !Edit enhancements completed March, paint underway, usb 99% done.

Still open bounties, especially on networking, clipboard support and filing system updates, improvements to build tools, usb stack.

There is a general bounty which pays for behind the scenes.

RISC OS user guide is being updated. 56 of 62 chapters now done.

New basic reference manual after 25 years

New DDE 28 release (half price to existing owners).

Reminder on ePic release combining Nut Pi and OS on one card.

Sine Nomine Software with RISCOSbits

Sine Nomine showed off new contour data feature. Data just for UK at present from Ordanance Survey. You also get spot heights and tidal heights. Spotlight tool enhanced to use contours (ie select lines over 100m).

Showed off NASA data for Isle or Man

Nice demo using OSM to show map of Greenwich with trip details such as photos and altitude. Maps can be rotated.

Joint development with Riscos Bits running Wispy, which gives WiFi and Firefox browser. It does not currently work with open and unsecured networks. Runs Firefox in rdp client.


Rob Coleman introduced himself and showed off his new new graphics chip for BBC micro. He got back into the BBC computer in 2005 after 15 year gap and this project has evolved since then. Realised lots of upgrades but not in area of graphics. Inspired by Palettemate upgrade for BBC from Wild Vision. Summer 2016 built a breakout board to tap video ULA signal and interface with Altera MAX II epm570 cpld. This needed to convert beeb 5v to 3.3v.

Then he replicated existing BBC features, enhanced colours, added smooth scrolling, introduced attributes to give more colours in hires modes.

Prototype demonstrated at SW and Wakefield show. Lots of feedback and advice from stardot.

End result is totally backward compatible

Uses extended vdu19.

You can change platte of any existing software

Supported in b-em and b2emulators.

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RISC OS London Show 2017 - Pictures

The Iconbar - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 16:41
Here is a selection of pictures to show you what the event was like.....

(Click on the thumbnails for the bigger image)

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Wag the real - Alain Assaf blog - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 08:00
A list of articles/blog posts to review, research, or archive EUC/Virtualization/Scripting Configure Citrix Profile Management through WEM Citrix Optimizer Beta Tool Powershell: PSGraph 1.2, The SubGraph Release Citrix vs SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business)? Citrix UPM Profiles to FSLogix Profiles Conversion Powershell Script Everything there is to know about joining the Citrix CTP program Tech/Nerd/Gadget/Gaming … Continue reading WAGTHEREAL DIGEST – OCTOBER 28 2017 →
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