The Product

The product to be used in all rounds of the ICSC role-play competition will be XenDeskTop by Citrix

Citrix XenDesktop provides secure remote access to employees while cutting IT costs.  Citrix provides a complete virtual app and desktop solution to meet all your needs.  XenDesktop gives employees the freedom to work from anywhere. Deliver a variety of applications or a full virtual desktops to workers on any device, anywhere.

Citrix XenDesktop Benefits

  • Cost savings because resources can be shared and allocated on an as-needed basis.
  • More efficient use of resources and energy.
  • Improved data integrity because backup is centralized.
  • Centralized administration.
  • Fewer compatibility issues.

Information about the product

Link to ICSC Sales Competition XenDesktop Live Demo from October 23, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Print this list of important technical terms before watching the videos.

  1.  What is Citrix XenDesktop
  2. XenDesktop Real World Use Cases
  3. University of Florida Education use case
  4. Access XenDesktop apps and desktops from Citrix Cloud
  5. Basics of Citrix Cloud
  6. Comparison of Xendesktop to VMWare Horizons
  7. Special pricing of Xendesktop for ICSC competition
The Citrix Virtual Desktop Demo
  1.  Go to App store
  2.  Search Citrix Receiver
  3.  ¨Install¨ and Open
  4.  Get Demo
  5.  Sign up
  6.  Click Windows Desktop
  7.  Check your email if they ask you for    a password; if not, you’re ready!
  8.  Click the Windows flag in the upper left corner for your menu drop down and you can go from there.

Extra: The Difference Between VDI and Terminal Server  What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Additional White Papers
  1. The Value of VDI
  2. Citrix and Skype for Business
  3. Top 10 XenDesktop Use Cases
  4. Examples of VDI Applications