Drag and Drop


I typically spend most of my day working within my VDI environment. All of my apps and content are within the virtual desktop. However, from time-to-time, I have to do work on my end point device (typically it is because I'm capturing configuration images from within my home lab). Somehow I need to get the… Continue reading Drag and Drop

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth – 2003 vs 1912 release


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2003 is the first release after the much anticipated 1912 LTSR. Between the major LTSR releases, there are numerous smaller releases that can directly impact bandwidth consumption. The previous set of tests compared the 1912 LTSR release with the 7.15 LTSR release, showing a huge reduction in bandwidth usage. The… Continue reading Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth – 2003 vs 1912 release

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – CPU Utilization


With the 1912 release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912, we saw a major improvement in overall bandwidth utilization.  Some of the tests showed an 80% reduction in bandwidth utilization.  But how does this drastic decrease in bandwidth utilization impact CPU utilization?  Let's find out. Test Details The test scenarios are as follows: Workloads:… Continue reading Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – CPU Utilization

Remote PC Access – For Computing Labs


Using Remote PC Access for Office Workers is an extremely easy use case where we have a 1:1 relationship between users and PCS. But what about computing labs where the relationship changes from 1:Many? This type of architecture looks slightly different. A few things to be aware of with computing labs Computing labs typically have… Continue reading Remote PC Access – For Computing Labs

Remote PC Access – For Office Workers


Within Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, there has been a hidden gem called Remote PC Access. For many people who commute to work, they sit in the same chair in front of the same PC. In it's simplest terms, Remote PC Access simple moves that chair away from the PC. This simplified architecture shows what… Continue reading Remote PC Access – For Office Workers

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth


With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 achieved LTSR (Long Term Servicing Release).  This is the first LTSR since the 7.15 release, which was almost 3 years earlier. In 3 years, a lot has changed. The protocol had many improvements that directly impacted the user experience and bandwidth utilization. With each release, since 7.11 (2016),… Continue reading Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth

VDI Deployment Options


I enjoy having choices. I like having choices between Hefeweizen, Amber and Pale Ales. I like having a choice between playing Fallout, Mass Effect and Lego Star Wars. I like having a choice between mountain biking, tennis or hiking (yes, you can do all of these in the winter in Minnesota). I also have a… Continue reading VDI Deployment Options

Citrix Workspace Authentication: Federated Authentication Services


I have one primary key to let me into my house. Once I'm inside my house, I can see many resources that I might want to use like a bed, bathroom, safe, TV and a freezer. However, some of these resources are secured with a different key. I might have a code to access NetFlix.… Continue reading Citrix Workspace Authentication: Federated Authentication Services

Authentication: Push


One of my goals before the end of the year is to protect my online accounts with multi-factor authentication. I've been protecting many of my identities with TOTP. TOTP is a great way to add multi-factor authentication to our identity.  It adds the "something I have" to the "something I know". However, I'm now running… Continue reading Authentication: Push