Appdome, Citrix event, NVIDIA - Friday Notebook, August 18

Also: Chrome on Windows 10 S, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR, AirWatch and the Intune Graph API, and Teradici All Access

This is our weekly log of everything that’s happened in the EUC, EMM, and desktop virtualization space, collected and co-written by Jack and Gabe.


Back before Synergy, we wrote about VMware stealing Citrix’s thunder right before Synergy. Now it could be the other way around, as Citrix is teasing a live event next Tuesday, August 22, where they’ll talk about “security in the era of digital transformation and emerging technology like AI  and IoT, customer security learning’s and best practices, and what’s next for Citrix and Microsoft.”

We’ve covered Appdome’s unique approach to mobile app management a few times, the most recent being when they joined the AppConfig Community. Appdome’s secret sauce is in automatically integrating security and management SDKs into mobile apps. They had a pre-existing partnership with BlackBerry, and now that’s expanding: AppDome will take care of integrating the BBM Enterprise SDK into apps.

NVIDIA announced their new Pascal-based Tesla GPUs, including the new Tesla P40 card, which NVIDIA says delivers a 50% performance increase over the Tesla M60. Also in the same announcement was deeper integration with vROps, Citrix Director, and XenCenter, and a new GPU scheduler that prevents other users of the same GPU from stealing away resources. We’ll catch up with NVIDIA at VMworld to learn more.

Along with Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR, which Jo Harder covered for us, this week also saw Linux VDA 7.15 LTSR and Receiver 4.9 LTSR for Windows.

Our posts

Jack: If VMware AirWatch integrates with the Intune Graph API, another Citrix advantage could slip. There are other aspects of the Citrix/Microsoft EMM integration that would still be unique, but AirWatch customers would certainly benefit from access to the Graph API for Intune MAM.

Jo Harder: Citrix releases XenApp/XenDesktop 7.15 Long-Term Service Release. Jo Harder looks at the business and technical issues that must be considered before adopting this new extended version.

Gabe: Teradici's new look, All Access management and desktop virtualization platform. Teradici underwent some restructuring earlier this year, and today they've hit the ground with a new look and a new group of products based around their PCoIP protocol and Cloud Access software.

Jack: Just wait, Chrome will come to the Windows Store eventually. It’ll be just like Chrome on iOS. Will that fly on a desktop OS long associated with openness?

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