Office365 ProPlus + Google Chrome = Bing

Office365 ProPlus + Google Chrome = Bing

Starting February Microsoft will include an extension in Office365 ProPlus for Microsoft Search in Bing, which among other changes, will change your default search engine in Google Chrome to Bing. Microsoft released the table below as their tentative schedule for the different Office365 ProPlus update channels. However, this might be changed in the upcoming weeks….



News in Teams for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure

Microsoft recently announced the official support of running Microsoft Teams on Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). In addition to this, Citrix was announced as the single certified ”Partner” for running Microsoft Teams on VDI, as the solution uniquely provides Audio/Video optimizations on (Citrix) Virtual Apps and Desktops. Microsoft and Citrix has lately worked rather closely to…



Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1909

Autumn is around the corner and Citrix has blessed our cold season with a new release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. Below is a selection of changes implemented in release 1909: Director & Studio Machine Catalog tags Note: Only configurable from within PowerShell Delivery Group – Maximum delay timer for scheduled restarts can now be…



Citrix Synergy update – Citrix Managed Desktops

During Citrix Synergy 2019 Citrix Managed Desktops was announced, which is Citrix newly built Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). I’ve found Citrix Managed Desktops very interesting due to a number of interesting features it will provide. Citrix Managed Desktops is built on Windows Virtual Desktop, and will run compute-instances on Azure, but provided by Citrix alone. Thus all…



Citrix Hypervisor 8.0

25th of April Citrix published new major release 8.0 of XenServer, which now officially becomes Citrix Hypervisor. The release is added to the Current Release (CR) track and comes in handy to upcoming End of Life for formerly latest Current Release, Xenserver 7.6. Below I will shortly cover the most exciting news. Name change As…



Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1903

Citrix announced their new release Virtual Apps and Desktops 1903 on 28th of March and it contains a lot of interesting changes in all categories along with a long list of fixed issues. I will cover two of the changes in this blog-post which I found extra interesting, and that I would recommend you looking…



Text-based session watermarks

Citrix recently introduced a new feature to track data theft by giving administrators the ability to enable watermarks in their user sessions. This feature is supported for both Server and Desktop OS and requires a minimum of Virtual Delivery Agent version 7.17. Citrix also offers the possibility to customize your sessions watermarks. The following parameters…



Citrix replaces Smart Scale with Autoscale

A while ago Citrix announced the deprecation of Smart Scale but its replacement has been in the dark, and has finally been uncovered. Smart Scale will reach end of life on May 31, 2019 and Autoscale will be the replacement for Cloud platforms. Autoscale is considered a new feature but it delivers all the functionality…



Easily analyse your memory dumps

Recently I stumbled over a great application for debugging your system while trying to examine a memory dump. The application is named WinDbg Preview and is distributed by Microsoft themselves and serves several purposes for debugging Windows operating systems. WinDbg Preview is a modernized version of WinDbg and extremely easy to use! With WinDbg Preview…



Citrix brings back Local Text Echo

Have you ever experienced the frustration of working on a bad connection resulting in tremendous amount of latency when typing? Past releases of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (Formerly XenApp & XenDesktop) have included many interesting news and functions, especially regarding HDX innovations and ICA improvements. One of the ”new” features that caught my eye in…