True or False: Citrix Provisioning Services requires PXE


Test your Citrix knowledge… True or False: Citrix Provisioning Services requires PXE Answer: False When using Provisioning Services, which is an optional component of XenDesktop, the target device utilizes a bootstrap file, which initializes the Provisioning Services stream. The target device must be able to obtain that bootstrap file, or else the stream will never… Continue reading True or False: Citrix Provisioning Services requires PXE

What are you good at?


I just got back from visiting friends who live about 2-3 hours away. Every time I take this trip, I decide if I will take the interstate or local highways. The interstate gets me there faster, but it is usually more stressful due to the number of people. Even though the interstate is faster, it… Continue reading What are you good at?

Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock to Making Your FlexCast Decision


We all wish picking FlexCast was as easy as playing Rock-Paper-Scissors. In reality, the FlexCast decision is more like Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. Unfortunately, many people go down the path of Rock-Paper-Scissors-Gun-Ligntning-Devil-Dragon-Water-Air-Sponge-Wolf-Tree-Human-Snake-Fire There is a lot of anxiety with making the FlexCast decision because it directly impacts the capabilities of the assigned users. When should I pick Pooled… Continue reading Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock to Making Your FlexCast Decision

The importance of user personalization within your virtual desktop


I just got off the phone with Citrix helpdesk because I finally messed up my virtual desktop. I have a dedicated virtual desktop and I guess I installed/uninstalled too many things over the past few years. The same thing always happened to me with a traditional desktop. The good thing is that it only took… Continue reading The importance of user personalization within your virtual desktop

An Architect’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization


What does it take to be a desktop virtualization architect? Being able to say "It depends" in twelve different languages is a great start. English (American): It depends English (Australian): It depends English (British): It depends English (Canadian): It depends German: je nachdem Spanish: eso depende French: elle dépend Dutch: het hangt ervan Italian: dipende… Continue reading An Architect’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization

Project Accelerator Question 1 – Technical Skillsets


One of the first questions that Project Accelerator asks you is what technical skillset you current have, with a list of about 20 different technologies.  Why do we care? Let's say you have App-V experience, then when you get to the application delivery portion, we will probably recommend you use App-V for a subset of… Continue reading Project Accelerator Question 1 – Technical Skillsets