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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

The major bullet points are listed below, but the key here is that the latest Tech Preview for Citrix Presentation Server is available right now.  Customers who are current on Subscription Advantage can go to their mycitrix portal and download the media and licenses today.

If any of this, AND Tarpon, is of interest to how you are going to architect your solutions then go grab a copy and start building your lab? ;-)

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  • Integration with the Citrix Streaming Technology codenamed "Tarpon" - with this feature, customers will be able to stream applications to Presentation Server rather than install them.  The key benefits are in reduced complexity for Presentation Server setup and in simplified application management.  With application streaming to Presentation Server, customers will be able to deploy a basic image of OS plus Citrix components and have the applications delivered on-demand as users need them.  Application updates are as simple as updating a single, central application install which is then accessed from each Presentation Server at application launch.  With this combination, updates are done once for the entire farm and only application deltas are delivered to the servers as needed.
  • SpeedScreen Progressive Display - a new technology that allows customers to deploy applications that allow users to view and manipulate 2D images and image slices as in CAD viewers or medical imaging applications.  With this technology we dynamically trade-off image quality for improved image motion and interactivity during zooming, rotation or transition from image to image.  The result is a near desktop like feel for the application performance even over lower bandwidth connections.  I did a demo of this functionality showing the differences in performance for a PACS (medical images) viewer on 4.0 versus the latest Tech Preview and there were audible gasps from the audience.
  • Configuration Logging - all administrative changes to the farm will be logged in a separate config logging database.  This will be great for customers who need to keep track of these changes for compliance and audit logging purposes.  You say someone made a change that broke your farm?  Citrix now provides you with the tool to find which throat to choke!
  • Non-Admin Client Install - You no longer need to be an administrator to install the ICA client.  This one actually got a round of applause!
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 9:30 PM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top

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