App-V Integration Overview with XenApp

For those who follow my blog, you know that I do astrophotography. A big part of astrophotography is automation. Each galaxy, planetary nebula or cluster photo I create is based on capturing 30-60 pictures. Each photo is assessed for quality and then only the best images are aligned, rotated and stacked. I use multiple pieces of software that integrate nicely together that helps me make decisions on what images to keep and what to discard as well perform many of the tedious and time consuming tasks like aligning and stacking my images. Finding ways to integrate multiple pieces of software … Continue reading App-V Integration Overview with XenApp

AppDisk Episode 2: Technical

As we saw in the previous AppDisk video, creating and delivering an application layer to a VDI or RDS host is extremely easy due to the integration with Citrix Studio management console. Create, Install, Seal. But after watching the intro video, you might be left wondering a few things like What is app layering? How does AppDisk leverage AppDNA? How does AppDisk identify compatibility with an operating system How does AppDisk determine application interoperability? This is all accomplished via the tight integration with Citrix AppDNA, as this video shows. Daniel (Follow on Twitter @djfeller) XenApp Best Practices XenApp Videos   Continue reading AppDisk Episode 2: Technical

AppDisk Episode 1: Create and Deploy

Since the dawn of the personal computing era, we have struggled to manage and maintain our applications. And many decades later, things are much more difficult because we not only have to figure out how to deliver the app but we also have to identify if the app is compatible with the underlying operating system and if the app will interoperate, or play nicely, with other applications. With the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 release, there is a new way to help manage applications: AppDisk. Before I get into the details, I felt it would first be worthwhile to see how … Continue reading AppDisk Episode 1: Create and Deploy

Hello, DNA

I love seeing crazy comparisons and statistics, especially if it has anything to do with science Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) If laid out end-to-end, all DNA within your body would go from the Earth to Pluto and back to the Earth (too bad Pluto is not a planet anymore.) Humans share 99% of their DNA with everyone else (makes the 7 degrees of separation game kind of pointless.) If you could type 60 words per minute, eight hours a day, it would take approximately 50 years to type the human genome (Well, I can type 61 words per minute). Humans have roughly … Continue reading Hello, DNA