What would you ask Citrix executives?

It's that time of year again! The Citrix iForum 2004 Global event is taking place next week at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan resort.

It's that time of year again! The Citrix iForum 2004 Global event is taking place next week at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan resort. I'll be attending and providing live coverage. Like in previous years, I'll have the opportunity to sit down with members of Citrix's executive team.

So, what questions should I ask them? What would you like them to answer and why? Post your suggested questions in the comments section of this article.

My full coverage of iForum will start next week, and I'll post a preview of the event on Friday.

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This message was originally posted by SJ on September 29, 2004
Will they seriously consider dramatically dropping the licence costs. It really is the biggest obstacle for those of us who sell solutions to customers and try to make money from professional services. Eventually the threat from pure terminal services (which they have to pay for anyway) will begin to hit Citrix hard.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on September 29, 2004
When will Citrix have a Linux server product?????
When will a Citrix SG (MPS or MSAM) run on a none Windows x86 platform or an appliance????
When will Citrix support grid load balancing????
Will Citrix support Solaris 10 x86???????
Will MPM be ported to UNIX/Linux??????

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This message was originally posted by agressiv on September 29, 2004
Lower it to $50-$60 or so a user and we'll consider Citrix. Otherwise its too expensive. Provide *affordable* phone support contracts. Drop all of the "services" and just concentrate on your core competency - Metaframe. You'll make a ton and gain many new customers if you do this. Just my opinion.
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This message was originally posted by Yonderbox on September 29, 2004
Feature Releases and product changes are outpacing CCEA,CCA course content and candidates. It's roll-your-eyes-time; I'm studying for 992 test (FR3) for cert status, yet running like hell trying to get PS 3.0 out the door for my clients. Can Citrix devise a fair, consistent, coherent and reality-based certification platform? Don't forget, SBC doesn't exist in a vacuum; we also need to know/test in Microsoft,Cisco,Linux,etc.
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This message was originally posted by jsekel on September 30, 2004
Does Citrix realize the potential for 64bit. Are they just playing dumb so as not to make Microsoft look stupid for not having 64bit windows out yet?
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This message was originally posted by Tollo on September 30, 2004
How about ASP-licensing? We´ve been running ASP through Citrix for about a year now, and we don´t enjoy buying the licences every time we make a deal, why can´t we rent them in monthly basis from Citrix like our customers rent their apps from us?

Stick to the basic solution ie. metaframe, all the extras don´t really kick ass, well mayne the apssword manager does, but thats the only one.
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This message was originally posted by Varunaja on October 1, 2004
Ask from them what are the advantages over W2003, when it comes to small medium enterprise.

Will there be new improvements on bandwidth utilization and in printing with EMF.

Regards,

Varuna.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 1, 2004
Perhaps ask them what the real situation is with Microsoft in terms of the delayed release of Bear Paw (I'm not expecting any real truth here but worth a shot) and in which direction do they see their products going in terms of Longhorn and how XAML may effect the long term future of current MetaFrame Presentation Server implementations.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 1, 2004
It is absolutely ridiculous to charge $200 or more per concurrent user license. We would definitely equip all our users (~10K) with Citrix licenses if the price is around $50.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 1, 2004
what is Citrix complete story about their Access strategy? Will they continue to be heavily dependent on Microsoft? The relationship does not seem to have much life left more than a couple of years.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 2, 2004
why don't you ask them why you are such a gossping ***..

It amazes me how many people find your trash interesting....They must be the same people that readt STAR magazine

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This message was originally posted by Fernando Moraes on October 3, 2004
Pleaaaase ... CSG for LINUX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This message was originally posted by Citrix_Engineer on October 3, 2004
I have literally dozens and dozens of Small Business owners who hear
me preach about the many benefits of Server-Based Computing, but when
we start talking Price (don't forget all the MS requirements), they
freak out...

So HERE's what they want: A non-Microsoft OS (preferrably from Citrix!),
with Citrix on top, for around $50 per seat.

Citrix could really INVADE the SMB market with an offering like that.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 3, 2004
Will the Mac OSX client ever catch up with the Win32 client, i.e. PN agent, seamless windows
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