Sizing Windows 2016, Windows 2012 and Windows 10 Virtual Machines


It has been almost one year since Windows Server 2016 was released at Microsoft Ignite. Are the virtual machine sizing recommendations for Windows Server 2012R2 applicable to Windows Server 2016? And since we are talking about sizing virtual machines for XenApp and XenDesktop, it might be a good time to revisit Windows 10. Let's first... Continue Reading →

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How do I define failover servers for delivery groups


Although XenApp 6.5 worker groups do not exist in XenApp 7.x, we've seen how similar functionality is available. Using a single console, Studio, we can easily increase capacity of a delivery group With XenApp 7.12 applications tags, we can mimic the functionality where a server could belong to multiple worker groups Instead of comparing XenApp... Continue Reading →

How Do I Create ICA Files


In older versions of XenApp (6.5 and earlier), we could create ICA files, which were essentially shortcuts, and email them to users or place them on a static web page. With XenApp 7.x, ICA files are no longer available.  However, StoreFront provides an alternative with a little option called "Website Shortcuts". It is a feature... Continue Reading →

Skype for Business – Three-way calling


Based on the questions I've received, it seems like Skype for Business is a pretty big deal.  So, let's take a look at another question I recently received with regard to the Citrix RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business: How does this work with 3-way calling? With Skype for Business, in order to do... Continue Reading →

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