The Product

The product to be used in all rounds of the ICSC role-play competition will be DeskTops and Virtual Apps by Citri (formally Xendesktop and XenApp)**

** buyers will accept old names or new names.

Citrix Desktops provides secure remote access to employees while cutting IT costs.  Citrix provides a complete virtual app and desktop solution to meet all your needs.  Desktops 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 Desktops  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.

Citrix Virtual Apps provide secure remote access to employees while cutting IT costs

Citrix Virtual Apps Benefits

  • Freedom to work from anywhere
  • Deliver Windows, Linux, web and SaaS applications
  • Skype for Business
  • Effective use of MIcrosoft Azure
  • Centrally deliver graphics-intensive 3D apps and CAD on standard business level PCs

Information about the product

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

Here is a link to a complete list of Youtube Citrix videos

Below are minimum recommendations

  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
Link to A PowerPoint to simulate a Xendesktop demo
The Citrix Virtual Desktop Demo
  1.  Go to App store
  2.  Search Citrix Workspace
  3.  ¨Install¨ and Open
  4.  Click on “Try Demo”
  5.  Sign up
  6.  Click Windows Desktop
  7.  Check your email they will send you a new user ID and Password. Use that to sign in.
  8. Here are complete instructions for the demo. (it is very basic)

Here is a link to the training webinar

Live Demo Recording

Extra:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQDAMCzkhHc The Difference Between VDI and Terminal Server

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XK1ZseX2Co  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