Internet of Things - are you ready for IPv6?

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on Nov 16, 2015 2:31:36 PM

Say Internet of Things and understanding is split into: "my refrigerator will order milk over the internet" or "hackers can take control of my car", but mostly "yeah - already got that to control my central heating". Techies (like me) just go misty-eyed over all of these new gadgets.

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Topics: IPv6

2015 Application Virtualization Smackdown

Posted by Brad Rowland on Nov 6, 2015 1:55:50 PM

In an iconic annual tradition, PQR provides an in-depth, independent analysis of the leading application virtualization vendor solutions, an in depth overview of each product, and a detailed feature-by-feature comparison matrix.  All major vendors products are covered in the whitepaper, such as Cameyo, Citrix, Numecent, FSLogix, Microsoft, Turbo, Symantec and VMware.

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Topics: Application Virtualization, Application Packaging, Application Provisioning, Application Virtualization Smackdown

Today We Learn About Elevation, Integrity Levels, and UIAccess

Posted by Tim Mangan on Nov 2, 2015 10:57:58 PM

With the App-V MVPs busy at the MVP Summit this week, I’ll offer up this rather long post about elevation, starting with some fairly well known basics and advancing into the absurd detail.

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Topics: App-V, AppV5, Elevation, Integrity Levels

Advanced Proof of Concept: Citrix Lifecycle Management Blueprint

Posted by Brad Rowland on Nov 2, 2015 10:26:28 PM

Eric at xenappblog has just released the latest from his Blueprint catalog - an advanced Proof of Concept (PoC) Blueprint, including software from FSLogix, ControlUpuberAgent, Norskale and Devolutions.

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Topics: Citrix, Citrix Blueprint

Mobile - shifting from 'enabled' to 'optimised'

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Oct 30, 2015 6:39:51 PM

Rob Bamforth is a Principal Analyst at Quocirca.  This article is reprinted with permission, copyright Quocirca 2015

Workers have used various tools to access IT on the move for some time, but much of it was simply shifting desktop applications onto laptops and it took the arrival and massive success of smart phones and tablets to really get the mobile application sector moving. This in turn has created mobile app marketplaces and an opportunity for developers. 

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Topics: Apple, mobile, Android, 4G

FSLogix – Faster, Simpler, Easier

Posted by Eric Haavarstein on Oct 29, 2015 10:10:20 PM

When you ask people who have tried FSLogix about their first impression I’m pretty sure most of them will respond “Simplicity”. FSLogix is an extremely simple, but powerful solution to manage applications.

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Topics: Powershell, Citrix Blueprint

FSLogix Apps for Citrix AppDisk Reference Architecture

Posted by Brad Rowland on Oct 22, 2015 3:06:00 PM


Optimizing the way applications are delivered and managed has been an ongoing challenge in enterprise IT, and the variety of approaches over the years have been received with varying degrees of success. While every method has pros and cons, some of the most stubborn issues include time-to-deliver, application conflicts, plug-ins and licensing. The too-frequent result is high IT overhead, too many gold images and excess spending on application licenses.

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The best desktop strategy: Forget the desktop

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Oct 12, 2015 9:46:21 AM

Before licensing and rolling out an updated operating system, it may be time to revise your IT estate

Clive Longbottom is founder of analyst Quocirca.  This was first published in October 2015 on

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Topics: VDI, XenApp

Putting your App-V Scripts directly into the .AppV 5.1 file

Posted by Tim Mangan on Oct 10, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Using Scripts to aid the deployment of App-V packages makes the virtual applications more flexible and deployable in production.  Prior to the App-V 5.1 release, this was done by manually editing the external Deployment and/or User Configuration.xml files.  Not only was the editing originally a clunky process (leading to the development of a free editor toolACE to edit those files), but we found that dealing with these external files was cumbersome.  If you used the App-V Management Server or Stand-alone models to deploy your packages, you could easily forget to use the external files. And if you used Config Manager instead to deploy the files were automatically applied, but, it was possible to forget that only editing the Deployment config meant that the UserConfig file might override the change.

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Topics: App-V, AppV5, AppV Sequencing

The case of the misnamed object

Posted by Tim Mangan on Sep 30, 2015 10:27:31 PM

I suddenly seem to be getting asked by a number of software vendors to help them support customers that are using App-V.  This is fantastic!  Vendors that want to support App-V?  We have dreamed of this for 15 years now.  I am thinking that four is perhaps more than just a blip, maybe it is a trend.  I certainly hope so.

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Topics: App-V, AppV5

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