Many new features have been updated with XenApp 6 Technical Preview (Project Parra), UPM, Merchandising Server, Single Sign On, SmartAuditor. I will show you in the post the main part (for me) User Profile Manager 3 Tech Prev, a bit about Merchandising Server 1.2 and Single Sign On 4.8. User Profile Manager 3 Tech. Prev. Here is a list of new featured inluded in this TP Citrix streamed user profiles. With Citrix streamed user profiles, files and folders are synchronized on the local computer only when they are needed, which speeds up logon and logoff. (Registry entries are cached immediately.) This feature includes the following settings in the ADM file. Cache entire profile. Profiles are synchronized locally after logon as a background system task, without any feedback to users. Active profile write back. Files and folders (but not Registry entries) that are modified can be synchronized to the user store in the middle of a session, before logoff. More supported operating systems. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are now supported. Diagnostic enhancements. Administrators can now set the computers and groups to be monitored using the Diagnostic Facility in the Daily Management Console. They no longer have to configure logging in the ADM template and force a group policy update (that they may not have permissions for). In addition, new event log messages display the full path to the user store for each user logon. For further deployment information, including how to add the ADM file in the download to Group Policy, see the installation topics in the Version 2.1 documentation. Installation enhancements. Profile management checks for more errors during installation and, if they are encountered, writes messages to the event log. A new command-line switch installs Profile management without the .ini files that were previously used for configuration. You can see bellow installation screenshots : When you download it, you'll have a zip file with x86 and x64 version, a html file to redirect you to Citrix EDoc and the ADM file to use with Windows GPO, this ADM is well organised/comment and you can easily find news feature added inside if you edit it. You can see with the next screenshot how the features are categorized in the group policie management console : And the a screenshot of each feature you can find: For me the major new feature is the possibility to update the profile without…

I had a new toy and I'm typing this news with it, this is my new Asus eeepc 1000 he. This is really cool, very small and quite powerfull, I have choose to deploy Windows 7 on it and I'm very surprise it works perfectly. This is very very cool with Citrix Receiver I can connect from everywhere at work, when I'm in the train, at a customer office etc etc. So just to say this new toy took me some time and now I'm late on eveything :) The XenDesktop installation and setup with PVS is almost complete, I just have to type some word and upload the video, it's very simple and will allow you to setup you own XenDesktop. I have also setup a XenServer 5.5 beta 1 and a Merchandising Server, I would have like to setup a Dazzle server but the beta is not available yet... Everything should popup very soon in here so stay tune !

Citrix deliver us a new way to connect to Citrix infrastructure, a new approach to access the application delivery architecture. Exit the classic ICA Client formely know as Client Citrix ICA and on the late XenApp Plugin. The installation is very basic, you have to install Citrix Receiver to be able to deploy plugin after. Plugins are listed as follow : Receiver : Designed specifically for devices leveraging Microsoft Windows operating system platforms  Plug-ins : Online app plug-in 11.1.1 Previously the “XenApp Plug-in for Hosted Apps.” Use of the Online app plug-in 11.1.1 independent of Citrix Receiver is not supported. Offline app plug-in 5.1 Previously the “XenApp Plug-in for Streamed Apps.” Communications plug-in 2.2.777 Previously the “EasyCall Plug-in for Windows.” Secure access plug-in - enterprise 9.0.68 Previously the “Access Gateway 9.0.68 - Enterprise Plug-in for Windows.” To download, follow this link : https://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/details.asp?downloadId=1690022&productId=1689163#top and of course you'll need to have your MyCitrix account to log in.   Here we go for some screenshot : There is a lot of cool things, and I'll begin with the desktop windows, when you resize it you can keep the session resolution, no more scroll bar to reach the start menu :) You can also reduce very easyly a full screen desktop to return in your original environment (before it was shift F2) And the last very cool new thing is Citrix Merchandising Server, the best way to ensure the deployment of your Citrix Receiver and all plugins. I'll soon post more information about that. This is the video of Mark Templeton when he presented Receiver at Citrix Synergy 2009 : [flash http://www.citrix.com/tv/s/tv/players/ctv_viral_1_0.swf?ctv=404 w=486 h=412 mode=0]