Build a complete and secure XenDesktop 7 site using Packt’s new book and eBook

May 2014 | Beginner's Guides, Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of its new book Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x a thorough, step-by-step guide that makes learning desktop and application virtualization simple. The print book comes in at 422 pages long and is competitively priced at $54.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $28.04.

About the Authors:
Craig Thomas Ellrod holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration. He has more than 25 years of experience in the computer industry. Craig currently works for Citrix Systems® as a sales engineer and system architect in the Rockies region of USA. He has held many positions over the years, including software programmer, support engineer, and technical and product marketing manager with reputed companies such as Extreme Networks, Celerity Computing, Emulex, Pinnacle Micro, and Cisco Systems. He has authored numerous patent applications and designs and received an award for innovation while working at Extreme Networks.

Citrix® is an established name in today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era by virtue of their desktop and application virtualization platforms, which offer the capability to assign applications and contents in a secure manner.

Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x is a practical, step-by-step guide that will walk readers through all of the important information to help them get their XenDesktop® 7.x deployment done quickly and efficiently. The book is packed with diagrams and screenshots that will help readers build a complete and secure XenDesktop 7 site from the ground up.

This book is for system administrators, consultants, and beginners who want to implement and administer Citrix® XenDesktop® sites. It will be helpful if readers are familiar with the virtualization of desktops and applications as well as the concept of datacenters.

The book consists of the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Designing a XenDesktop® Site
Chapter 2: Installing XenDesktop®
Chapter 3: Managing Machine Catalogs, Hosts, and Personal vDisks
Chapter 4: Managing Delivery Groups
Chapter 5: Managing Policies
Chapter 6: Managing Printing
Chapter 7: Virtualizing USB Support
Chapter 8: Virtualizing Storage and Backup
Chapter 9: High Definition Experience (HDX™)
Chapter 10: Application Delivery
Chapter 11: Working with the XenDesktop® SDK
Chapter 12: Working with Citrix ReceiverTM and Plugins
Chapter 13: Securing XenDesktop®
Chapter 14: Managing and Monitoring XenDesktop®
Chapter 15: VDI in the Cloud
Appendix A: Creating a Domain Certificate Authority
Appendix B: XenDesktop® Policy Settings Reference
Appendix C: Creating Self-signed Certificates for NetScaler Gateway™
Appendix D: Using Public CA-signed SSL Wildcard Certificates on NetScaler Gateway™

About Packt:
Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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