• Category Archives Windows 8
  • Sharefile Releases for Windows 8 and Android

    I find myself using Citrix Sharefile more and more lately, whether it be the Outlook integration, file syncing services, web access or Receiver integration into Cloud Gateway. I now have Sharefile on my Mac, PC, Android and my iDevices (multiple).

    Citrix recently announced Sharefile 2.0 for Android and Sharefile for Windows 8

    Sharefile for Android 2.0

    New Features

    Pin Passcode

    Jail Break Detection

    Gives users easier access to their data instead of having to type their password every time they start the application. Allows administrators to prevent their users from accessing their ShareFile data from jail broken devices.

    Another security feature added to this release is local device encryption for improved security of sensitive data.

    Sharefile for Windows 8 for Windows 8 RT and Surface Pro

    I don’t have a Windows 8 mobile device to test this out myself but it is on my to do list so i can test with all of the major devices. I have tested this on my Windows 8 VM lightly and haven’t had any issues.

    From the article

    Citrix is bringing easy file sharing to the latest version of Windows. If you are one of those users looking to get a tablet running Windows 8 or if you have a laptop/desktop running Windows 8, we now have multiple ways to leverage ShareFile on Windows 8 with the introduction of the new ShareFile app in the Windows Store. This app provides a full-screen experience on Windows 8 for accessing ShareFile and integrates directly with the new Windows 8 charm bar for OS-level integration with the Search, Share, and Settings charms. Of course, we included support for the great device security features like remote wipe and users can login with their AD credentials. The app also supports these great features:
    • Browse your account
    • Download and view documents
    • Request and send files via email
    • Transfer big files
    • Add users to folders on your ShareFile account
    • Offline access to view downloaded files
    • For Enterprise accounts, users will be able to access their data using their corporate credentials
    • IT administrators will be able to control and audit access

  • Citrix AppDNA Extended No Charge No Limit Trial

    It has been a while since I have used AppDNA but I have found the product very useful for testing OS and streaming compatibility with OS upgrades, App-V sequencing and Citrix Application streaming. For those planning or doing a migration, you have a great opportunity as Citrix has a pretty exciting offer on AppDNA I don’t think many can resist.

    From the Article

    Expanded No-Charge Application Compatibility Trial for Application Migration Initiatives – Even Windows 8

    This week at Citrix Synergy and Summit, Citrix announces a new version of the AppDNA application migration software that includes an expanded no-charge trial with application testing and effort modeling for an unlimited number of applications.  The new service pack release also includes early access features for testing application compatibility for the new Microsoft Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Windows Server 2012 releases. The new AppDNA 6.1 Service Pack 1 is available today via the AppDNA trial or for current AppDNA customers via myCitrix.
    Application Compatibility Testing for an Unlimited Amount of Applications
    Whether you’re starting a proof of concept for a migration from XP or a pilot of a virtualization project on XenDesktop, you need to start by sizing the compatibility of the application portfolio. With the new Citrix AppDNA software trial, application compatibility testing for 10, 100 or even 1,000 of your most important enterprise applications can now be sampled with the AppDNA trial.   Additionally, the AppDNA trial provides a taste of the powerful AppDNA application remediation information for 10 applications (5 MSI, 5 web apps).
    Look carefully at the screenshot here (click to enlarge) –  it’s showing the application compatibility of a sample set of 27 applications for an enterprise looking to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 8.  On the left hand side, the AppDNA trial report is showing that before any application remediation, 44.4% of the applications will be a green light for migration- they shouldn’t have any major application compatibility issues. On the right hand side, the chart is showing after taking the appropriate application remediation steps, 81.5% of the applications can be a green light for deployment.

    AppDNA application compatibility estate view report
    Unlimited import of applications shows the current state of the application portfolio and the application compatibility work needed to move to a new technology, like Windows 8 

    The AppDNA trial report is also showing the kinds of application compatibility issues in this sample set of applications. Now you know the level of difficulty in application remediation. Use this information to plan timelines, staff and training needed to troubleshoot application compatibility. (See previous blog: Correctly Staffing Application Compatibility Projects: Gut Feel or Data Driven)
    Plus, as part of the no-charge AppDNA trial, enterprises can use the AppDNA Effort Calculator to model the time, cost and staff needed to address the specific application compatibility issues in their application portfolio.  (See previous blog: How Much Budget for Application Compatibility?) See the changes to your application migration plan if you add more people to the project or if your deadline is suddenly 3 months sooner than expected.  Best of all, see the cost savings of automating application compatibility over months and months of manual testing efforts.

    AppDNA application compatibility trial includes application migration effort calculator

    Determine the application compatibility effort needed to move to a new technology

    Remember, the AppDNA software shows you the exact application remediation detail – and recommends steps to fix the application. With the new AppDNA trial, see the application remediation detail for 10 applications (5 MSI, 5 web based) and learn how powerful the AppDNA software can be for your organization.

    What kind of peace of mind would you have in planning your move from XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 if you could look into the crystal ball and know your success rate? Would you plan an upgrade to the latest XenApp release if you knew your application compatibility success rate? Well, now you can sample application compatibility success with AppDNA software – and at no cost.
    For Citrix partners, this new AppDNA trial is an incredible opportunity to be the trusted advisor for application migration – whether for an OS migration, virtualization project or combined effort – using the no-charge trial reports for scoping the effort, time and cost of projects. Quote the project accurately and help customers migrate with less challenge.

    The fine print: the trial is valid for 30 days and is limited to 1 trial per enterprise. Now – go forth and test your applications via the AppDNA trial.