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great webinar on TEAMS and Cisco and a funny cartoon

Session 1:
Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00 – 4:45 PM EDT
Enable Work from Home Strategies from Evolve IP

Session 2:
Friday, April 3rd at 1:00 – 1:45 PM EDT
Enable Work from Home Strategies from Evolve IP

Applied Consulting Group and Common Sense Technologies have asked Evolve IP, a Cloud Strategy company, to present a webinar highlighting Work from Home solutions for end users such as yourselves. Some of the questions they will address are:

1. How can I keep my people safe and secure while ensuring that they are still engaged and able to collaborate with others?

2. How do I get the most out of my investment in Microsoft Office 365 and TEAMS?

3. How can I securely access the tools and applications I need to do my job from any place, any device, and at any time?

4. How can I use video to connect with my co-workers and customers alike when I can’t meet with them face-to-face?

5. How can I enable my employees to talk on the phone without making them use their mobile phone?

We have two sessions available (both presenting the same material) and hope you’ll be able to attend one with the link below or you can email danielle@commonsensetek.com and she will set you up.










Skype is going away Microsoft TEAMS is now the cats meow I’m not really that old but TEAMS is hot.

The Data doesn’t Lie…it’s Time to move to Teams, BUT thee are caveats / Not all users need, or have a Desktop to make a call using TEAMS. That is where we and our vendors come in. Read on…..

If you had to take a guess on how many collaboration services your clients are running, would you say 1, 2, or 5? Our survey of 247 Executive, IT, and Sr. Operations professionals revealed that most mid-market businesses are running an average of 2.4 collaboration services today, most of which were implemented by departments outside
of IT.

Challenge #1 – When we asked these same organizations if they preferred having a single solution, an overwhelming majority (56%) said ‘yes’, while only 14% preferred having multiple collaboration solutions.

Challenge #2 – 41.5% of organizations are using Microsoft Teams today and 36.5% plan to deploy Microsoft Teams in the next couple of years. Microsoft recently announced that they now have over 20 million active daily Teams users, making Teams the fastest adopted service in Microsoft’s history!

Challenge #3 – Nearly 1/2 of the 247 businesses that responded (47.5%) told us that their preferred collaboration system MUST integrate with their communications solution, while 30% were still undecided.

Challenge #4 – For those businesses that demand a voice-integrated collaboration system, nearly half plan to re-evaluate their voice provider, while only 17% plan to use their current UCaaS provider to deploy their collaboration suite.

Here’s the rub. Microsoft Teams doesn’t support all of the enterprise voice features required by mid-market and enterprise businesses! Learn more about those gaps and missing features at our Blog https://appliedconsultinggroup.net/blog/
or @ our web site www.acgimfo.biz
877.208.0021 call or text 941.900.6220

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By Vissarion Yfantis
July 23, 2019
Last updated on February 26, 2020
Citrix and VDI: What is the Difference Between Them?
Citrix and VDI: Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) is an application delivery solution that allows access to Windows-based applications to any device compatible with Citrix Receiver.

VDI stands for virtual desktop infrastructure. A VDI desktop is a desktop running on a server in the datacenter that a user can access from virtually any device. To use VDI with Citrix, you need to purchase Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop). Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop) and VMware Horizon are two well-known solutions to implement and deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure.

What Are the Different Types of VDI?
While there is a common definition of VDI, there are various methodologies to deliver virtual desktops, classified into three main categories:

Desktop-Based VDI – A desktop running in a virtual machine that is hosted on a server in the datacenter.
Server-Based VDI – A desktop running in a server operating system that is available only for a single user at a time (Remote PC).
Session-Based VDI – An individual session running inside a server OS on either a virtual machine or a physical server.
What Are the Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop) Limitations for VDI?
Deploying and maintaining VDI with Citrix is complicated due to different licenses offering different features. For example, to support desktop-based VDI and server-based VDI, organizations need to upgrade from Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop)—even in its Platinum Edition, Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) does not support a full VDI.

How to Deploy VDI with Citrix
To deploy VDI with Citrix, organizations must consider what kind of VDI they will need for their infrastructures (desktop, server, or session-based). They also need to be aware that publishing applications require either Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop) Enterprise/Platinum version.

Citrix’s VDI solution Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop) works in small environments as well as large ones, but it’s geared toward medium and large enterprise. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop) is available in three versions.

XenDesktop VDI
This version provides only the basic Citrix VDI technology, restricting the delivery options to VDI and personal VDI (session-based VDI), without the traditional Citrix product Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp).

This version offers more VDI features but is missing certain key features, such as Common Criteria certified, fine-grained context-based policy, session recording, and more. The main benefit of this version is the inclusion of Citrix’s flagship product Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp). Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) virtualizes applications and is often paired with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop) to reduce the individual user storage footprint.

This version includes all Citrix VDI features, plus an enhanced version of Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) called XenApp Platinum. It also includes a couple of additional features such as seamless local applications, self-service password reset, and a UX network analysis.

Note: To deploy a fully-featured application and desktop delivery infrastructure with Citrix, you also need to purchase Citrix add-ons (NetScaler).

Parallels RAS Is Your Citrix Alternative.
Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) provides a cost-effective Citrix alternative that’s easy to deploy and maintain. It delivers applications and desktops from RDS and VDI without feature limitations. In addition, a free, full-featured, 30-day trial is available for a variety of deployments: on-premises, trial-in-a-box, and in the cloud (public, private, or hybrid). Download your trial today.

Learn more about why Parallels RAS is a good choice for your business.

Citrix Performance Management 2016 Survey Report | https://www.pqr.com/sites/default/files/bestanden/Partners/citrix-performance-management-2016-survey-report.pd

What’s the difference between Citrix and VDI? | http://www.whitehatvirtual.com/blog/bid/322871/what-s-the-difference-between-citrix-and-vdi

Citrix Systems | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrix_Systems

Citrix Products Evolve, but Name Changes Obscure Unification | https://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/04/01/citrix-products-evolve.aspx

Comparing Citrix VDI options: XenDesktop vs. VDI-in-a-Box | http://searchvirtualdesktop.techtarget.com/feature/Comparing-Citrix-VDI-options-XenDesktop-vs-VDI-in-a-Box

12 services that make up the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly Citrix XenDesktop) Flex Management Architecture! | http://www.basvankaam.com/2015/03/26/12-services-that-make-up-the-citrix-xendesktop-flex-management-architecture/