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Citrix Synergy 2017 conference coverage

Look back at all the updates to Citrix products such as XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile as well as news on emerging technologies at Synergy 2017, which took place from May 23-25 in Orlando, Fla.


Like a heavyweight boxer, Citrix has taken its fair share of punches over the years, including layoffs, declining profits and a major leadership shakeup, but it keeps getting back up off the mat.

Attendees at Citrix Synergy 2017 saw the vendor show that -- under new CEO Kirill Tatarinov -- the company is back in position to dole out a few hits of its own. In the last year, Citrix has emphasized its core products, including making numerous significant updates to XenDesktop and XenApp, and strengthened its partnership with Microsoft.

Citrix also made a pair of crucial acquisitions in the last 12 months. The company purchased Norskale in September 2016 to bolster user environment management, and in January 2017 it picked up Unidesk to fold into its application layering capabilities.

Now that the company has its feet under it again, Citrix Synergy 2017 was the perfect time for Citrix to show off what it's going to do next. The conference took place May 23-25 in Orlando, Fla. and we covered all the news from the show with expert analysis, as well as details on the winners of the Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 Awards.

1On the show floor-

News from the conference

Read here for the latest news and session coverage on Synergy 2017.

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Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 awards winners

Find out which product took home Best of Show at the Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 Awards. Continue Reading


Analyzing Citrix's identity management

At Citrix Synergy 2017, Citrix announced the Citrix Workspace Service and Citrix Analytics Service. Jack Madden examines these products and how Citrix might fit into the identity management market. Continue Reading


Post conference reflections

Citrix Synergy 2017 Citrix seized an opportunity to pivot in a new direction, but they may have missed a golden opportunity to connect with their audience, or draw a line in the sand in their battle with VMware. Continue Reading

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Artificial Intelligence creates new employee role

At Citrix Synergy 2017, author Malcolm Gladwell spoke about the role of workers as artificial intelligence in the workplace becomes more realistic. Continue Reading


Q&A: IGEL CEO on mobile, cloud and the future of VDI

Learn what CEO Jed Ayres had to say about the future of IGEL Technology and the role of VDI endpoint management software in the thin client market. Continue Reading


Citrix Synergy 2017 podcast recap

In the Podcast, Gabe Knuth and Jack Madden talk about all the news from Citrix Synergy 2017. Continue Reading


IT eyes cloud-based management as concerns linger

Citrix Synergy 2017 attendees say they're interested in Citrix Cloud for unified management, but cloud infrastructure cost and security concerns linger. Continue Reading


App layering steps into the spotlight

Find out what Citrix Synergy 2017 attendees have to say about application layering in the aftermath of Citrix's acquisition of Unidesk. Continue Reading


Case study: Citrix Cloud benefits accounting firm

Global accounting firm Hernandez and Company shared its Citrix Cloud success story at Synergy. Other IT professionals don't see the same cloud benefits. Continue Reading


Citrix uses analytics to improve security

At Citrix Synergy 2017, Citrix unveiled a new analytics service for IT security. Find out what attendees had to say. Continue Reading


Contextual computing comes to workspaces

Read what Citrix Synergy 2017 attendees had to say about Citrix Workspace, which uses contextual computing to provide application access and security. Continue Reading


Keynote at Synergy 2017

Jack and Gabe are live-blogging the Citrix Synergy keynotes on Tuesday, May 23, from 9:00 - 10:30am EDT and 1:30 - 3:00pm EDT. Follow along for the latest analysis. Continue Reading

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AI and machine learning team up for EUC

Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are bringing tangible benefits to end-user computing technologies today. Continue Reading

2Expert advice-

Lessons learned

Take a look at the latest tips, columns and analysis of the technologies at Citrix Synergy 2017, and get up to speed with session recaps and answers to frequently asked questions.


How will cloud and analytics affect Citrix admins?

Consultant Theresa Miller discusses new monitoring, cloud computing and analytics technologies on the Citrix Synergy 2017 show floor. Continue Reading


Virtual desktop monitoring helps IT see the light

IT admins need visibility to make sure VDI runs smoothly. Virtual desktop monitoring tools take them out of the darkness and help them see where they're going. Continue Reading


How to use Linux on virtual desktops

Citrix's Linux Virtual Desktop makes the OS a viable virtual desktop option for IT. Learn what makes it tick and what it means for Linux moving forward. Continue Reading


A closer look at Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway

Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway helps VDI shops by providing one point of network entry, enabling single sign-on and delivering a consistent user experience. Continue Reading


When is XenDesktop a good fit?

Picking a VDI vendor is not easy. Find out which Citrix XenDesktop features make it a fit for organizations with mobile workers or graphics-intensive apps. Continue Reading


Resource Manager merges with XenApp and XenDesktop

Citrix and Microsoft brought Resource Manager to XenApp and XenDesktop in Citrix Cloud, which strengthens integration with Microsoft's Azure cloud service. Continue Reading

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Deep dive into Citrix HDX

HDX is a collection of technologies that serves as Citrix's remote display protocol, enabling IT to deliver virtual desktops and apps to its users. Continue Reading


Take XenDesktop security up a notch

XenApp and XenDesktop shops can use Citrix SmartAccess to run endpoint and location analysis before allowing access to virtual desktops and applications. Continue Reading


How to better manage XenDesktop deployments

Citrix XenDesktop Platinum shops can use Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager packs to monitor virtualization infrastructure. Continue Reading


Understand XenDesktop licensing

With XenDesktop licensing, businesses can choose user- or device-specific models. This gives companies options to select the best fit for their needs. Continue Reading


Citrix enables VDI shops to use cheap thin clients

With Citrix's HDX system-on-chip technology, VDI shops can deliver virtual resources to thin clients and save time and money. Continue Reading


Top terms

Brush up on the definitions of some of the most common terms heard at Synergy.

4Before you go-

Preconference news and analysis

Before Citrix Synergy 2017 kicks off, see what our contributors expect to see at the show and get caught up on all the latest Citrix news.


Citrix Synergy anticipation is high for IT

With Citrix Synergy 2017 right around the corner, IT experts share what they hope to hear more of at the conference. All eyes are on Citrix Cloud and the blossoming relationship with Microsoft. Continue Reading


Citrix must highlight cohesive vision

In this Q&A ahead of Citrix Synergy, an analyst shares insight about how Citrix has repositioned itself, what attendees can expect at the show and what's up with those acquisition rumors. Continue Reading


Top 10 Synergy sessions to look forward to

Citrix Synergy 2017 is fast approaching. Before you head down to Orlando, get a sneak preview of 10 of the top sessions at the conference. Continue Reading


Citrix CEO dishes on the state of the company

Read what Citrix CEO Tatarinov had to say about the rumors of a Citrix sale and why the company partnered with the likes of Microsoft. Continue Reading


Track the Citrix story

This timeline covers the recent history of Citrix, in which the company dealt with turnover, layoffs and underperforming financials. Continue Reading


Explore updates to XenApp and XenDesktop

HDX Adaptive Transport in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 optimizes high-latency networks, so users can work without any lags. Continue Reading


Citrix puts app layering in its crosshairs

Citrix acquired Unidesk in a surprise deal that gives Citrix better app layering software and bolsters its desktop virtualization ecosystem. Continue Reading


Citrix and Microsoft push cloud app delivery

As businesses move toward cloud app delivery, the latest phase in the Microsoft-Citrix partnership stays on trend with the launch of the XenApp express service. Continue Reading


Citrix shifts focus to app delivery, networking and mobility

The Citrix GoTo-LogMeIn merger lets Citrix focus on its core products and reduces overlap with Microsoft, while also growing LogMeIn's market presence. Continue Reading

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