Articles: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

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Learn - Tech Insights

Tech Insights are short, 10-15 minutes videos explaining a technology, a feature, a function with foundational technical insights and a visual walkthrough of the technology.

App Layering - User Layers - User layers persist user profile settings, data, and user-installed applications in non-persistent VDI environments.

Citrix Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) - Learn how Citrix Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offerings enable customers to deploy workloads in the cloud within minutes.

Federated Authentication Service - Single Sign-on to Windows-based virtual apps and desktops when using a non-Active Directory based Citrix Workspace identity.

HDX - A set of technologies ensuring an unparalleled user experience when accessing virtual Windows/Linux applications and desktops.

Remote PC Access - Remote PC Access allows users to access their physical, office-based Windows PC from remote locations.

Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service provides a fast, low-impact deployment option for on-premises/cloud-hosted, Windows/Linux, desktops/apps.

Workspace Environment Management - Workspace Environment Management monitors and analyzes user and application behavior in real time, then intelligently adjusts system resources to improve the user experience.

Learn - Tech Briefs

Tech Briefs are short overview documents explaining a technology, a feature, a function next to a technical diagram.

Autoscale - Explore the various ways Citrix enables admins to save on cost when hosting workloads in the cloud. Learn about different load balancing algorithms and scaling methodologies and how much they can save in an environment based on our tests.

Citrix Cloud Resiliency - Learn how Citrix Cloud services are architected and built for resiliency. Understand how Service Continuity features enable users to connect to the resources that are accessible even if some or all of the cloud services are unreachable.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service - Learn how Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service enables you to deliver virtual apps and desktops to your end users, while offloading the management plane to Citrix Cloud ensuring your environment is always up to date.

Enhancing Azure Virtual Desktop - Learn about the value add Citrix provides to your Azure Virtual Desktop environment running in Microsoft Azure. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service provides a cloud-based management, provisioning, and capacity management solution for delivering virtual apps and desktops to any device. See how cost savings can be achieved while delivering a superlative user experience and enhancing the security posture of our deployment.

Local Host Cache / High Availability mode for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Inside view on how Local Host Cache (LHC) works with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service. Learn how the different components of LHC come into play to keep you in control of your uptimes.

Workspace Environment Management - Learn how Workspace Environment Management uses intelligent resource management and Profile Management technologies to deliver the best possible performance, desktop logon, and application response times for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sessions, as well as enhances the security of the deployment.

Learn - PoC Guides

PoC guides provide step-by-step instructions to learn about functionality of the solution by following these guides in test environment.

Automated Configuration Tool - This Proof of Concept guide provides instructions on using an Automated Configuration tool to automate moving your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops configuration to your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service deployment. The tool also supports the use case of moving your configuration between Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service deployments.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with Azure Virtual Desktop Hybrid - Learn how to deliver Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) based desktops and apps and on-premises resources to your users in a single place. Manage both the AVD environment in Azure and your on-premises environment from a single place in Citrix Cloud with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service.

Getting Started with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service - Learn how to get started with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service to deliver virtual apps and desktops to your end users while having the management plane hosted on Citrix Cloud.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Federated Authentication for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with Citrix ADC - Learn how to use Microsoft Azure Active Directory as an identity provider for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with Citrix ADC using SAML.

Microsoft Teams optimization in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments - Learn how to deliver the Citrix HDX Optimization for Microsoft Teams in a Citrix environment. The optimization offers clear, crisp high-definition video calls, audio-video or audio-only calls to and from other Teams users, optimized Teams users and other standards-based video desktop and conference room systems. Support for screen sharing is also available.

Remote PC Access with Citrix Virtual Desktops service - Learn how to remotely connect your users working from home to their physical PCs in the office. Quickly connect your on-premises physical machines to Citrix Cloud with Citrix Virtual Desktops service and allow remote access from anywhere and on any device.

Learn - Diagrams and Posters

Virtual Apps and Desktops On-prem - Conceptual architecture drawing for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop on-premises deployment.

Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Conceptual architecture drawing for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop deployment in Citrix Cloud.

Design - Reference Architectures

Reference architectures are comprehensive guides that assist organizations in planning their Citrix implementations complete with use cases, recommendations, and more.

App Layering - Gain a deep understanding of the Citrix Layering technology that simplifies the image management for VDI and hosted-shared environments including use cases and technical concepts.

Citrix SD-WAN HDX performance improvements for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops cloud environments - Learn how to optimize the delivery of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service from cloud Resource Locations to users at branches or home offices, with a Citrix SD-WAN appliance, by minimizing latency, and improving session responsiveness during network issues.

Citrix SD-WAN HDX performance improvements for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on-premises environments - Learn how to optimize the delivery of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops from on-premises servers to users at locations with a Citrix SD-WAN appliance by minimizing latency and improving session responsiveness during network issues.

Image Management - Gain an understanding of Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Citrix Provisioning (PVS) offerings for building, delivering, and maintaining virtual machine images in your environment.

Measuring HDX User Experience Performance Improvements with Citrix SD-WAN - Citrix SD-WAN can significantly improve the network performance of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops HDX sessions. Learn about the reference architecture we used to measure quantitative benefits.

Optimizing Unified Communications Solutions - Learn how to optimize the voice, video, and other capabilities of unified communication solutions in virtualized Citrix environments.

Remote PC Access - Discover the use cases and learn about the detailed architecture of the Citrix Remote PC Access solution with the layered approach for on-premises and Citrix Cloud deployments.

ServiceNow with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops - Learn how to integrate ServiceNow within your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment including key technical concepts and use cases.

Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Learn the architecture and deployment considerations for this cloud-based service of secure app and desktop delivery.

Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - AWS - Learn the architecture and deployment considerations of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on an Amazon Web Services cloud platform.

Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Azure - Learn the detailed architecture and deployment model of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Microsoft Azure with five key architectural principles.

Workspace Environment Management service - Learn about the architecture and deployment considerations for this cloud-based service of Workspace Environment Management.

Design - Design Decisions

Design decisions helps you guide through the decision process to configure, optimize, and deploy your solution in its best way.

Autoscale Design - Helps answer FAQs on Autoscale to achieve best cost optimization. Provides guidance for configuring Autoscale for different admin use cases and their infrastructure and technical requirements.

Baseline Policy Design - Policies provide the basis to configure and fine-tune Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments, allowing organizations to control connection, security, and bandwidth settings based on various combinations of users, devices, or connection types. Learn about the different decisions related to the baseline policy design.

Baseline Printing Design - Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops supports various printing solutions. It is essential to understand the available technologies and their benefits and limitations to plan and successfully implement the proper printing solution.

Citrix Profile Management with Azure Files - The article covers guidance and best practices for using Citrix Profile Management to manage user profiles on Azure Files as the back-end storage location.

Delivery Model Comparison - A Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops solution can take on many delivery forms. The organization’s business objectives help select the right approach as the different models impact the local IT team’s management scope. Learn how Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops management scope changes based on using a locally managed deployment, a cloud service deployment and a cloud managed deployment.

Designing StoreFront and Gateway Integration - Learn about the different integration decisions involved when integrating StoreFront with Citrix Gateway for secure remote access.

Designing StoreFront and Multi-Site Aggregation - Learn about the different decisions involved when aggregating and de-duplicating applications and desktops from multiple sites.

Disaster Recovery Planning - Learn more about different decision factors and recommendations for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

HDX Graphics Overview - To meet different user requirements, the Citrix HDX protocol allows for different graphics modes to be configured. Learn about the different HDX modes and how they are configured.

Provisioning Model for Image Management - Learn about the different decision factors involved in choosing the right provisioning model for image management. Learn more about Citrix Provisioning and Machine Creation Services solutions.

Remote PC Access - Remote PC Access is easy to deploy. These design decisions help maintain security, availability, and performance.

Single Server Scalability - Learn about the magic formula to calculate how many users you can have on a single server, what are the different variables that have an impact on scalability and recommendations to improve it.

The scalability and economics of delivering Citrix Virtual App and Desktop services on Azure - Learn about the different Azure instance type scale characteristics and how MSC I/O enhances the response time for your users. The document guides you through choosing the ideal Azure instance type for your workload and touches upon cost per user.

VDI Model Comparison - Selecting the best VDI model starts with properly defining user groups and aligning the requirements with the capabilities of the VDI models. Learn how different factors play a role in selecting the correct VDI model for a user group.

Build - Deployment Guides

Deployment guides provide step-by-step instruction on how to perform key tasks around the installation and configuration of real-world Citrix solutions.

Deploying Azure Files for Citrix Profile Management and Citrix User personalization layers - Learn how to deploy Azure Files for use with Citrix User personalization layers and Citrix Profile Management.

Microsoft 365 with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops - Learn how to deploy Microsoft 365 in a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment.

Migrating Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops from on-premises to Citrix Cloud - Learn how to migrate your on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) environment to CVAD service on Citrix Cloud using the Automated Configuration tool.

Migrating Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops from VMware vSphere to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service on Microsoft Azure - Learn how to migrate your on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to Citrix Cloud and your on-premises VMware vSphere to Microsoft Azure.

Windows 10 Deployment Guide - Learn how to deploy Windows 10 with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Build - Tech Papers

Tech papers are deep dives into specific problem, technology or solution providing details, leading practices and architectural insights.

Deploying Google Chrome - Tech Paper focused on installation, configuration, and various optimizations for Google Chrome browser running on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Articles: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops