So the future of XenDesktop is being shown at Citrix Synergy keynote in Barcelona, and i have had the chance to spend a few days with the first phase release which is the Project Excalibur Technology Preview.
The Project Excalibur TechPreview is the new way of thinking about Desktops and Apps. Combining the delivery of what we used to know as XenApp and XenDesktop. You can read more here: http://blogs.citrix.com/2012/10/17/top-5-reasons-you-want-to-download-the-excalibur-tech-preview/
Thomas Koetzing and I will also shortly after this release an overview of our experiences and also the known issues to hopefully save you guys a little pain..
Next phase is Project Merlin, read more here: http://blogs.citrix.com/2012/10/17/simplicity-services-and-the-citrix-vision-for-the-future-of-desktops-and-apps-as-a-service/
My first experiences with the Excalibur technology preview has proven to me that the platform of FMA is really maturing and a benefit to the new model of delivering even Apps from what we know as XenApp.
One of the other cool features is the integration of technologies from main management console, and Delivery groups to stuff like Profile management and all configured in a way that makes sense to real use cases.
Remember it is a Technology Preview, there will be issues but the technology preview gives a great picture of what is to come on this platform, and how it will work. .. There will be issues.. but the TP does provide great insight into the future
More to come from Thomas and I.. but get it from your MyCitrix portal as soon as it is made available on 1st of November! it is awesome, and the Citrix Teams have done an AWESOME job on the delivery of this preview!
01-11-2012 UPDATE: This is the link to Technology Preview Access: Here.