Getting Started with XenDesktop� 7.x

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  • Create a completely functioning VDI implementation
  • Manage your deployment using Studio, including machine catalogs, delivery groups, and Personal vDisks
  • Customize user sessions using policies
  • Learn how printing and USB redirection work and how to configure them
  • Explore High Definition User Experience (HDX) and how it affects usability
  • Deliver virtual applications with VM hosted apps
  • Plug in to the different services using the XenDesktop SDK
  • Use the Citrix Receiver to receive and run the virtual desktop on the client device
  • Manage and monitor using Studio and Director
  • Secure sites using the NetScaler Gateway
  • Build and deliver VDI from the cloud

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

Getting Started with XenDesktop 7.x provides the best way to learn how to build your own virtual desktop and application Site. You may not have a lot of time to read the Citrix documentation, or attend a class, so this step-by-step guide is distilled into fast, concise chapters to quickly lead you through all of the important information to get your XenDesktop 7.x deployment done.

  • Build a complete and secure XenDesktop 7 site from the ground up
  • Discover how to virtualize and deliver accessible desktops and applications to your end users
  • Full of clear, step-by-step instructions with screenshots, which will walk you through the entire process of site creation
Page Count 422
Course Length 12 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781849689762
Date Of Publication 21 Apr 2014


Craig Thomas Ellrod

Craig has more than thirty years' experience in the computer industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Chico, and a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He has held many positions in the computer industry including software programmer; support engineer; field and corporate system engineer; technical marketing manager; product marketing manager; and product manager. He has worked for companies such as Celerity Computing; Emulex; Pinnacle Micro; Sync Research; Cisco Systems; Citrix Systems; Extreme Networks; Akamai Technologies; and smaller startup ventures. Craig currently works for Akamai as a Solutions Engineer and System Architect in the Rockies region of the USA. He has authored patent applications and patent designs and received an innovation award while at Extreme Networks. Craig is passionate about Technical Marketing and has written many deployment guides, books, and video tutorials. Throughout his career, Craig has developed an in-depth, hands-on knowledge of virtualization, especially with regard to hypervisors such as Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, XenServer, Linux KVM, and others. Craig has written books on Technical Marketing, Getting Started with XenDesktop 7.x, and XenDesktop High Performance; he has also authored a XenApp 6.5 video series.