Tools & Technology Definitions

  • C

    Citrix Workspace Suite

    Citrix Workspace Suite combines Citrix products including XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, ShareFile Enterprise and NetScaler Gateway into a single platform IT administrators can use to deliver desktops, data, applications and services to users.

  • Citrix X1 Mouse

    The Citrix X1 Mouse is a small Bluetooth device that allows users to navigate Windows virtual desktops and applications on mobile devices.

  • Citrix XenApp

    Citrix XenApp is an application virtualization product that extends Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host desktop sessions and apps to users via the Citrix HDX protocol. It can run on Citrix XenServer or other server virtualization platforms.

  • Citrix XenClient

    Citrix XenClient is a Type 1 (or bare metal) client hypervisor from software provider Citrix Systems.

  • Citrix XenDesktop

    Citrix XenDesktop is a suite of desktop virtualization products from software provider Citrix Systems. To keep up with an increasingly mobile workforce, XenDesktop has rolled out more features for desktop and app access on mobile devices, including protocol enhancements to improve scrolling, gesturing, WAN efficiency and support for native mobile functions.

  • D

    desktop virtualization

    Desktop virtualization is the concept of isolating a logical operating system instance from the client that is used to access it.

  • H

    HDX

    Citrix HDX technology is a set of capabilities that work together to deliver a high-definition user experience of virtual desktops and applications to any device over any network from the data center. The goal of Citrix HDX technology is to ensure that XenDesktop and XenApp users receive a high definition desktop virtualization user experience similar to that achieved with traditional desktop computers.

  • L

    Liquidware

    Liquidware is a company that provides monitoring and management software for physical, virtual and cloud desktop deployments.

  • Liquidware FlexApp

    Liquidware FlexApp is an application layering technology that stores user or department-specific applications on virtual hard disks or virtual machine disk files and delivers them separately from users' Windows virtual desktops at login.

  • Liquidware ProfileUnity

    Liquidware ProfileUnity is a centralized user environment management tool used to manage virtual or physical Windows desktops.

  • M

    MDOP 2012 (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012)

    MDOP 2012 (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012) provides system administrators with a suite of utilities that allow them to perform emergency recovery and management of Group Policies and BitLocker, as well as to manage desktop and application virtualization.

  • Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization)

    Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) is a virtualization tool that enables users to move from one Windows device to another and keep the same operating system (OS) and applications settings. 

  • P

    PCoIP (PC over IP)

    PCoIP is a remote display protocol for delivering remote desktops and applications.

  • R

    remote desktop connection broker

    A remote desktop connection broker allows clients to access various types of server-hosted desktops and applications.

  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is an umbrella term for several specific features of Microsoft Windows Server that allow users to remotely access graphical desktops and Windows applications.

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