Posts Tagged ‘Win8’

#ShareFile app for #Windows 8 – #Citrix, #BYOD

February 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Citrix leads the way with the new ShareFile app for Windows 8

Users are excited about tablets and the market is growing rapidly. With Windows 8, Microsoft is providing a great tablet OS as well as their own hardware in the Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro. This article from CIO indicates that a Forrester survey showed that 32% of users want their next work tablet to run Windows.

Citrix is bringing easy file sharing to the latest version of Windows. If you are one of those users looking to get a tablet running Windows 8 or if you have a laptop/desktop running Windows 8, we now have multiple ways to leverage ShareFile on Windows 8 with the introduction of the new ShareFile app in the Windows Store. This app provides a full-screen experience on Windows 8 for accessing ShareFile and integrates directly with the new Windows 8 charm bar for OS-level integration with the Search, Share, and Settings charms. Of course, we included support for the great device security features like remote wipe and users can login with their AD credentials. The app also supports these great features:

  • Browse your account
  • Download and view documents
  • Request and send files via email
  • Transfer big files
  • Add users to folders on your ShareFile account
  • Offline access to view downloaded files
  • For Enterprise accounts, users will be able to access their data using their corporate credentials
  • IT administrators will be able to control and audit access

Check out a video of the app in action on YouTube. More details…

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90% of enterprises will bypass broad-scale deployment of Windows 8

October 24, 2012 1 comment

This picture/slide is so spot on! I couldn’t agree more! Great work Gartner!

I don’t think that Windows 8 will be adopted on a broader scale… it’s the new “Vista”. Win7 will and is being rolled out and will stay there for a long time as the new “XP”!

Thanks Charlie Isaacs for the picture!



Receiver for Win8 – Requires Storefront and Access Gateway Enterprise

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

And all of a sudden we have a new week with new opportunities! 🙂

One interesting news is that the Preview of the Receiver for Windows 8 (WinRT) is out! I’ll try it out ASAP but one thing that many has noticed is the requirement that it has in terms of Storefront, and if you want to secure your connection then Access Gateway (Enterprise Edition) is needed! I wonder how this will be received amongst all of you out there if that requirement will be there when it’s released…

I guess that Citrix has some work to do in terms of adding all Web Interface features into StoreFront ASAP otherwise I think that many will be quite upset.  

This release of Receiver for Windows 8 (WinRT) provides:

  • Application and desktop virtualization
  • Deployment through the Microsoft App Store
  • Self-service account management and favorites
  • Supported on Intel-based (32- and 64-bit) and ARM architectures
  • Native Metro design
  • Native gesture support
  • Support for Storefront Services including follow me applications
  • Support for Access Gateway Enterprise Edition
  • In-session clipboard support
  • In-session network printing

Citrix release blog of the preview version:

“You’ll need the Windows 8 RTM (release to manufacturing) version on your device.  You’ll also need CloudGateway Express ( Storefront Services ) for desktop and applications access and a properly-configured Access Gateway (Enterprise Edition) for remote access.”

For more info see the edocs documentation here!

Have a great week!


Analysts: Windows 8 downgrade rights crucial to success

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s an interesting point of view! Do you think that Win8 has the risk of becoming Microsofts next “Vista”?

Unless they really pull things off and gets Surface, app developers and Metro usable then I can certainly see that it may be a risk. I for sure didn’t like it but perhaps it just takes time to get used to, but is it then a success? It didn’t take many minutes to fall in love with OS X and my MacBook Air!

Analysts: Windows 8 downgrade rights crucial to success

Only future will tell…


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