CloudConnect announces Desktop Configuration Management Suite 4.1 with support for Citrix Apps & Desktops 1912

CloudConnect is pleased to announce that our new Desktop Configuration Management Suite 4.1 is widely available on CloudConnect!  This includes tools for deploying, managing, and even upgrading VMs running all supported versions of Windows for Citrix and RDS virtual desktop deployments.                 With Citrix Apps & Desktops 1912, CloudConnect now supports the following new features:…

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Server

Everyone knows on-premise servers for small to medium sized businesses are on their way out. Whether you use a cloud-based application to house your business data, or have a desktop as a service solution, chances are your technology experience will be mostly cloud-based at this point. For those who manage environments like this, it’s not…

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CloudConnect featured on Radio Entrepreneurs!

Thank you Jeffrey Davis and the rest of the Radio Entrepreneurs team for sharing CloudConnect’s Story! Listen to the full audio segment here.

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What is IQMAP?

At CloudConnect, we know organizations buy technology to solve business challenges (that’s a sugarcoated way of saying solve their pain).  But solving their pain isn’t without pain for you.  How long do you spend performing discovery work, generating proposals, integrating products from multiple vendors, proofing contract language, and calculating margins?  Not to mention following up…

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Three Letters that will change Remote Application Delivery Forever

Enlightened Data Transport, also referred to as Adaptive Transport is a new mechanism in ICA, that enables Citrix to intelligently switch between TCP and UDP. UDP enables a best-effort and responsive user experience when network conditions are highly latent or lossy. UDP allows packets to arrive out of order, maintain session connectivity, and discards frames…

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Ransomware: How to reduce your risk of being hit

How do you prevent zero day ransomware?  The answer is surprisingly simple, and it’s built into most copies of Microsoft Windows.  Design and implement an AppLocker Policy.  Now, I will admit, without proper training, AppLocker can be challenging to setup and configure (so I’ll talk about how we make it very simple in a minute)…

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Bridging the Gap between Active Directory and the Cloud

A smooth migration to the Cloud largely hinges on cloud resources being able to resolve the Security Identifiers (SIDs) of the organization’s original Active Directory Domain and thus mutually authenticate on premise resources and existing user accounts with Kerberos. While solutions like DirSync and SAML (without KCD) may keep the sign on experience consistent between…

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The Death of the Thin Client

I can’t tell you how many CloudConnect partners have asked me “what do you recommend for devices when connecting to the CloudConnect platform?” Existing PCs, thin clients, new workstations, BYOD, tablets, smartphones…they all have their pluses and minuses, and for the most part, they will all work with any Citrix platform. Unless their office is…

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Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 are Available on CloudConnect

CloudConnect is pleased to announce that, beginning this week, Windows Server 2016 is widely available on CloudConnect, along with Windows 10 (emulated) for Citrix and RDS virtual desktop deployments. View the press release here. Windows Server 2016 has been strongly anticipated for use with Citrix and RDS virtual desktops. As the server counterpart to Windows 10, the…

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Your True Value Proposition

Hosted solutions have simplified business operations somewhat for managed service providers and their clients. As a result of relying upon cloud providers to host business critical services, MSPs have tended to begin “outsourcing” services that used to require their time, effort, and expertise. Subsequently, reliance upon cloud providers has increased as hosting providers assume more…

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