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Simplicity is Power

I have noticed today that Citrix have updated their webpage, and i noticed a cool new Citrix Advertise “Work on anywhere, On any device, thats the power of virtual computing” yes this is the topics we se over and over at the Citrix Synergy events ;o).

I recommend you look at this cool webpage, where Citrix explains what Virtual Computing, Virtual Desktop, High-Definition Desktop, Virtual Servers and Networking means to them and how Citrix can solve these things.

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Application Virtualization Smackdown v3

Ruben Spruijt have updated the Application Virtualization Smackdown document to version 3. get it here

Are you looking for an independent overview of the Application Streaming and Virtualization solutions and curious about the different features- and functions each Application Virtualization vendor is offering!? This is the whitepaper you definitely must read!
In the current market there is an increasing demand for unbiased information about Application Virtualization solutions. This white paper is focused on solutions that are anticipated to have an important role in Application Virtualization deployments. An overview of available features of each solution is created to better understand each solutions capability.


  • Application- and Desktop Delivery Solutions overview;
  • Explain the pros and cons of Application Virtualization;
  • Describe the different Application Virtualization vendors and solutions;



The overall goal of this whitepaper is to share information about:

Citrix App Streaming & AppSense App Streaming Environment Manager

AppSense can personalize a Citrix Streamed Application, take those settings and personalize the same application delivered by any other means such as published or local install, and then re-apply any changes made in the other delivery mechanisms back into the Citrix Streamed Application.  This is achieved by hooking into the application in question and managing the capturing and delivery of settings within the actual application itself.

AppSense have released version 8.x of EM which works with Citrix App Streaming “offline plugin” version 5.2.  The supporting version of EM is available now as a download from

AppSense 8.x is not managing the settings for streamed apps running via Offline 6.0. As of June 9th, AppSense Support states:

“We do not yet support Streaming Client 6. The latest version we currently support is 5.2.”

AppSense reports:

“…Support for the Offline Plug-in version 6.0 is scheduled to be included in a patch of the EM software scheduled for release around August 2010, this date is not confirmed at this stage. We have had to design and develop a completely different architecture in order to work with the changes that Citrix introduced with version 6.

We can however provide you now with a Beta version of this patch which you can install and begin testing with, and information found can then be passed onto our development team via support if you would be so kind as to do this.

If so,
– This is POC code, and as such is unsupported!
– The build number is, so will not upgrade from an existing version.
– A clean install on the client is required (uninstall EMAgent, install New EMAgent)

Joseph Nord from Citrix wrote this article, about product development between Citrix and AppSense.