Citrix Synergy 2012 Live Blog

It's time for Citrix Synergy 2012. I'll be live blogging the keynote again this year. I'm looking forward to hearing about some of the Cloud/multi-tenant announcements and mobility improvements.


Citrix Synergy 2012 Live Blog

It’s time for Citrix Synergy 2012. I’ll be live blogging the keynote here. I’m looking forward to hearing about some of the Cloud/multi-tenant announcements, mobility improvements, and desktop management.

May 9, 2012, 1:37 pm CitrixSynergy keynote is over. As promised lots of cloud and mobility talk. NOTHING FOLLOWS
May 9, 2012, 1:34 pm #CitrixSynergy 2 aspects for service providers are automation and self-service. Project Avalon is helping tremendously in this area!
May 9, 2012, 1:32 pm #CitrixSynergy Project Avalon-a mix of CloudPlatform, Rainmaker, CloudPortal, and a dash of nutmeg
May 9, 2012, 1:22 pm #CitrixSynergy Citrix’s commercial version of Apache CloudStack is now called Citrix CloudPlatform.
May 9, 2012, 1:21 pm #CitrixSynergy CloudStack is now part of the Apache Software Foundation – now called Apache CloudStack.
May 9, 2012, 1:18 pm #CitrixSynergy I usually don’t excited about thin clients, but the 13 watt power over ethernet flat screen montior with HDX was awesome.
May 9, 2012, 1:11 pm #CitrixSynergy Receiver on Windows 8 in fluid Metro style. All the tiles and corners are supported.
May 9, 2012, 1:02 pm #CitrixSynergy FlexCast RemotePC isn’t really new AFAIKT – with the exception of not disabling Aero on the physical PC.
May 9, 2012, 1:00 pm #CitrixSynergy FlexCast with RemotePC. Basically installing a VDA on a physical desktop and letting XD broker the connection.
May 9, 2012, 12:47 pm #CitrixSynergy Citrix Receiver delivering native iOS enterprise apps. Remote wipe works with the delivered apps too.
May 9, 2012, 12:46 pm #CitrixSynergy Citrix Receiver delivering a native browser that can access internal websites without publishing a XenApp browser. Cool.
May 9, 2012, 12:37 pm #CitrixSynergy RT @rickd4real – Love the #iHTML5WinAndroid icon. Thx @thomaskrampe pic.twitter.com/y1x06vCi
May 9, 2012, 12:31 pm #CitrixSynergy ‘ShareFile is not Dropbox for the enterprise, it is more like iCloud for business’ – Mark T.
May 9, 2012, 12:23 pm #CitrixSynergy ShareFile with StorageZones – private and public cloud options, geo location options, and such. Helps with export restrictions.
May 9, 2012, 12:20 pm #CitrixSynergy Podio is free for teams of up to 5 people. No mention on how it is priced after that.
May 9, 2012, 12:19 pm #CitrixSynergy I just signed up for a Podio account with my Google account. Literally took like 20 seconds. I really dig this!
May 9, 2012, 12:16 pm #CitrixSynergy Podio integrates with GoToMeeting. This Podio stuff is really cool! This type of technology really helps mobile workers feel “part” of the team.
May 9, 2012, 12:13 pm #CitrixSynergy Podio looks more powerful than Socialcast. I’m liking what I’m seeing :-)
May 9, 2012, 12:12 pm #CitrixSynergy Podio demo -This reminds me of Socialcast (kind of like Facebook for enterprise).
May 9, 2012, 12:09 pm #CitrixSynergy Team collaboration with all the poser of social – Podio (now part of Citrix)
May 9, 2012, 11:57 am #CitrixSynergy The Citrix innovation award nominees are focused – you guessed it – cloud and mobility
May 9, 2012, 11:51 am #CitrixSynergy “Hyper-V is able to double the VM density over a year ago.” – Mark T.
May 9, 2012, 11:51 am #CitrixSynergy Citrix has acquired Virtual Computer – now XenClient Enterprise Edition – 5. If you have XenDesktop Enterprise, you get XenClient Enterprise.
May 9, 2012, 11:43 am #CitrixSynergy 2 main topics are mobile and cloud. I really like both of those topics (mobility SDK is awesome and I dig CloudStack). Let’s see what else is up the sleeve…
May 9, 2012, 11:40 am The keynote has started. It looks like the theme of this year will be “work and play”. Hinting at personalization, social (Podio), mobility, etc.


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