Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Breakdown

Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Breakdown

Last year we covered the performance results of the Citrix Optimizer (CTXO) version 2 Beta on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
Impact of MSIX packaged applications in a virtual desktop

Impact of MSIX packaged applications in a virtual desktop

When delivering a virtual desktop environment, it’s not about the desktop itself, it is all about the applications. There are different packaging and distribution solutions to ensure the applications are delivered to the users. Microsoft is investing in a new packaging format called MSIX. With the Windows 10 1809 release,...

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Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows Server 2019

Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows Server 2019

Optimizing and tuning your environment is one of the best practices for any virtual desktop environment. This applies both to desktop and server operating systems like Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. In the previous research, we had the opportunity to test with the new Citrix Optimizer tool (CTXO) which...

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Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows 10 1809

Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows 10 1809

Recently, there has been considerable interest in the field of image optimization. One of the most commonly used tools is the Citrix Optimizer (CTXO). CTXO is a free to use image optimization tool from Citrix for VDI and SBC environment. CTXO uses various templates for instructions of what to do....

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Office 2019 performance impact

Office 2019 performance impact

Microsoft Office is by far the most used productivity suite used by enterprises around the world. According to the latest #VDILIKEAPRO State of the Union survey, enterprises are using Office 2016 with an adoption of 30%. Office 2013 is not far behind with 25% and Office 2010 is still used...

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Maximizing server scalability with Citrix Policy templates

Maximizing server scalability with Citrix Policy templates

Citrix delivers XenApp and XenDesktop with several built-in policy templates that can be used as a starting point for setting up the polices in a XenApp or XenDesktop deployment. These policy templates can be used to optimize the environment and the user experience.

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Windows 10 1809 performance impact

Windows 10 1809 performance impact

This month (2nd October 2018) Microsoft has officially released Windows 10 1809 also known as Redstone 5. This is the semi-annual targeted release which is scheduled biannual. With the new release, a lot of organizations are preparing to migrate to the new 1809 edition. But what is the impact migrating...

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Performance difference of Citrix ICA Visual Quality profiles

Performance difference of Citrix ICA Visual Quality profiles

When delivering a virtual desktop environment, a great user experience has a huge effect on the success of your environment. There are many settings and optimization that can improve the overall performance and user experience. There are also many optimizations that can be applied within the remoting protocol. Within Citrix...

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Insight in the testing methodology - 2018 / 2020

Insight in the testing methodology - 2018 / 2020

When doing different performance researches it is important to have a clear understanding of the testing methodology used. With all the information available you must be able to reproduce the exact same results. In case of a performance research, we use various tools to measure the impact from the performance...

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Architecture and hardware setup overview 2018 – Current

Architecture and hardware setup overview 2018 – Current

This post is meant as an introductory breakdown describing the high-level architecture and hardware setup of the basic components that we are currently using in the GO-EUC lab as of August 2018. We’ve setup GO-EUC as an independent and open community platform and therefore we mean to be completely open...

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