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Framehawk and Thinwire – It’s all about the numbers

Recently Marius Sandbu (@msandbu) and I attended a conference by Citrix User Group Norway were I held a session regarding when and when not to use Framehawk Back home I decided to write two blogposts on the subject; Thinwire vs Framehawk – from a 1800ms latency perspective and Framehawk – Why, When and How The main point in the presentation was that although using Framehawk in situations when packet loss is tremendously better, Thinwire Advance will often be “enough” or even more useful when there is only latency involved This…

Thinwire vs Framehawk – from a 1800ms latency perspective

I have just returned back home from another great CUGTech event arranged by Citrix User Group Norway. The conference took place on a cruise ship going from Oslo, Norway to Kiel, Germany and I thought what is a better place than a boat in the North Sea with a unstable satellite connection to test and have a session with Framehawk. After all, Framehawk is created to handle latency and packet loss to give the user a smooth user experience even under these conditions. Citrix acquired Framehawk in January 2014 and…

How to combine XenApp and XenDesktop licenses in XenDesktop 7

Back again with a post regarding Citrix Licensing. The story behind this post is that during the last few years some customers running XenApp chose to buy some XenDesktop licenses instead of more XenApp lisenses since that made them able to use VDI for a small group of their users and still use the included XenApp licenses that came with XenDesktop in their existing terminal server environment. ( it has to be same versjon i.e Enterprise or Platinum.) With the arrival of XenDesktop 7 and the fusion of XenApp and…

New Citrix Certifications and their corresponding courses

We are closing in at the end of 2013 and and with the Release of XenDesktop 7 earlier this year a new certification path for XenDesktop has emerged. I have had the great opportunity to teach the beta classes of XenDesktop 7 at Commaxx in Norway and have also passed the new certifications. There are three new courses and certifications:  CXD-203 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 This course is intended for administrators and operators that need to learn the skills to manage and support a XenDesktop…