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Citrix Synergy 2018 conference coverage

Reflect on all the happenings at Citrix Synergy 2018, including information on the company's app and desktop delivery products and news on emerging technologies. The conference took place May 8-10 in Anaheim, Calif.


Citrix continued its roller coaster ride this year, but it is ready to put its best foot forward at Citrix Synergy 2018.

The company saw another leadership change as Kirill Tatarinov stepped down in July after only 18 months on the job, and CFO David Henshall took his place. The shake-up sparked more speculation about what was next for Citrix, including the possibility of it going up for sale.

On the product side this year, Citrix drew praise for its work with Nvidia that now enables live virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) migration. Citrix also joined the AppConfig Community with the goal to help ease the burden of mobile application management for IT pros.

Expect to hear more about Citrix staples such as XenDesktop and XenApp, as well as details on products including App Layering, Workspace Environment Management and Citrix Cloud at the conference, which takes place May 8-10 in Anaheim, Calif. Also, look forward to the Best of Citrix Synergy 2018 Awards, which will crown winners in several categories, including Best of Show. 

1On the show floor-

News from the conference

Read all the news, analysis and session coverage from Citrix Synergy 2018.


How to ensure successful use of Citrix Cloud services

Citrix Cloud services enables organizations to host Citrix end-user resources in private or public clouds, but IT must first set up administrative tools and Cloud Connectors. Continue Reading


Citrix Analytics helps IT pros evaluate security data

IT professionals are looking more closely at security analytics tools such as the Citrix Analytics service. Find out what Citrix Synergy 2018 attendees had to say in this news story from the conference. Continue Reading


ControlUp executive talks server provisioning, company direction

ControlUp CTO Yoni Avital talks about the results of a study that showed many organizations are overprovisioning both virtual desktop and server resources. He also talks about some key market trends. Continue Reading


Analysts at Citrix comment on the state of Citrix cloud services

Find out what Citrix Synergy attendees think about Citrix cloud services and the performance on new CEO David Henshall in these man-on-the-street interviews. Continue Reading


NComputing CTO discusses virtualization market, relationship with Citrix

Find out what NComputing has been up to in the desktop virtualization market in this interview with CTO Richard Sah from the Citrix Synergy 2018 show floor. Continue Reading

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Citrix Synergy 2018 award winners

Find out who won at the Best of Citrix Synergy 2018 Awards in categories such as Application, Access and Content Security, and Digital Workspace, as well as who took home the Best of Show award. Continue Reading


ShareFile impresses with integration and security features

Citrix ShareFile features around security and analytics caught the eye of attendees at Citrix Synergy 2018, as did integrations with third-party services. Continue Reading


Certain Citrix shops are unimpressed with XenMobile Service

Citrix touted XenMobile Service at the Synergy 2018 conference, but some on-premises XenMobile administrators still won't buy in. Find out why in this news article. Continue Reading


New unified workspace app from Citrix

Learn how the Citrix Workspace App works and find out how Citrix Synergy 2018 attendees reacted to the announcement of this new secure digital workspace. Continue Reading


New multi-factor authentication methods for Citrix's NetScaler

Citrix Synergy 2018 attendees learned about two on-premises NetScaler authentication methods in a session: Microsoft Azure Active Directory integration and Google reCAPTCHA. Get the details in this session recap. Continue Reading

2Expert advice-

Lessons learned

Take a look at the tips, columns and analysis of the technologies at Citrix Synergy 2018, and get up to speed with session recaps and answers to frequently asked questions.


Learn about Citrix Elastic Layering for its apps

Elastic application layers can help IT deliver the right apps to the right users. Find out how Elastic Layering fits into Citrix App Layering, including how it scales and some pros and cons of the technology. Continue Reading


How to simplify Citrix app layering

Make working with Citrix App Layering easier by dealing with Windows updates, keeping antivirus tools off the OS layer, solving Microsoft Office problems and more. Continue Reading


Top four Citrix VDI monitoring tools

IT shops that work with XenApp or XenDesktop can use these built-in Citrix VDI monitoring tools for all areas of a deployment to sniff out potential problems. Continue Reading


Dive into Citrix and VMware's workspace management tools

VMware and Citrix both offer workspace management tools. VMware brings Workspace One to the table, while Citrix offers Workspace Suite and Citrix Cloud. Continue Reading

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Put your Citrix smarts to the test with this quiz covering some of the key terms associated with the company.

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Top Citrix terms

Familiarize yourself with key terms from Citrix Synergy 2018.

5Pre-conference coverage-

Preconference news and analysis

Though Citrix Synergy 2018 is in the books, you can still read all the latest news on Citrix from the previous year here.


Ten sessions to look forward to at Citrix Synergy 2018

Citrix Synergy 2018 is just a few weeks away. Prepare yourself with this breakdown of 10 of the conference's most intriguing sessions. Continue Reading


Get to know Citrix Cloud services

Take a closer look at the six XenApp and XenDesktop offerings that fall under Citrix Cloud services umbrella, and look into the future of cloud adoption. Continue Reading


XenApp 6.5 end of life could spark change

As XenApp 6.5's end of life date approaches, IT pros are considering their options, including moving to full desktop delivery and migrating to a more recent version of XenApp. Continue Reading


Meltdown, Spectre patches degrade XenApp on RDSH

Meltdown and Spectre patches cause higher CPU utilization for VDI and Remote Desktop Session Host, with XenApp performance taking the bigger blow compared to that of virtual desktops. Continue Reading


VDI shops applaud vGPU live migration

Before a new capability from Citrix and Nvidia came out, it wasn't possible to do a GPU-accelerated VM live migration in production. Nvidia vGPU now helps in that regard. Continue Reading


Another Citrix CEO change raises more questions

Citrix's most recent CEO change drew speculation that the company was preparing for a sale rather than focusing on products. Continue Reading

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VMware vs. Citrix Twitter battle yields interesting results

It wasn't a surprise when VMware's COO weighed in on the sudden departure of the Citrix CEO. What was surprising, however, was who came to Citrix's defense. Continue Reading

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Citrix finally joins AppConfig Community

XenMobile mobile application management now supports AppConfig Community standards, in addition to Citrix's proprietary MDX toolkit and Office 365 mobile application management through the Intune Graph API. Continue Reading


Citrix expands cloud offerings with Cedexis buy

The acquisition of Cedexis marks Citrix's entry into the business of connecting multiple cloud data centers. Continue Reading

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Major takeaways from Citrix Summit 2018

Citrix Summit 2018 shows that the company is continuing its strategy of focusing on its core technology stack, while also pursuing cloud business. Continue Reading

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