Schools: Here’s the simplest and most cost effective way to get your faculty and staff working remotely

As of this writing, in May 2020, many schools are wrapping up the spring semester. IT staffs who have “made it” to the finish line are likely enjoying a sigh of relief and are looking forward to (somewhat of a little) break in the action provided by the summer months. You all deserve the breather. …
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Schools: Re-open your student labs easily, virtually! (part 2: technical setup)

In part one of this pair of postings, we covered the use case for extending your on-campus computer labs to your students (and potentially staff).This is a a strategy I have encouraged institutions to adapt long prior to the COVID-19 related closures of campuses (and thus closing access to computing labs), due to the multitude …
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Schools: Re-open your student labs easily, virtually!

One of my favorite Citrix use cases for higher education (and even K-12) is the concept of a virtual computing lab. I’ve presented on this topic to large groups of educators, but it is especially relevant now given the current state we’re in, where students have been sent home and expected to continue course work. …
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Move to Citrix Cloud in 5 easy steps

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service powered by Citrix Cloud is the best way to provide Windows/Linux applications and desktops virtually to your users. If you’ve been operating a Citrix Apps and/or Desktops environment “on-premises” for some time, you’ll want to make the move to the Cloud hosted service as soon as possible. Why? For …
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60 minute ribs (the Dreamland, Rendezvous and Archibald’s way)

Yesterday (and usually once every month), I had a craving for ribs. What I didn’t have was a desire to spend 30 bucks for a rack of ribs from someplace local or to spend my Saturday tending to my smoker. Not that I had anything better to do, but I was kinda hungry and didn’t …
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Shattuck’s Tech Tips: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Policies: 4 pieces of advice

Here’s a brain dump of some considerations for use of Policies in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments based on quite a few years of administration and observation. If you have any questions or disagreements, feel free to drop me a line or comment below! Should policies be placed in AD Group Policy or within …
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