How to save Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Modern User Interface Tiles Layout using RES Workspace Manager
July 28, 2014
In Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 the Menu Start is different from Operating Systems before. The picture below is an example of the new Menu Start or Modern User Interface (MUI) and also called Tiles interface.
To be able to save a customized Modern User Interface for the end-user you have to specify the following locations under User Settings in the RES Workspace Manager Console:
%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\appsFolder.itemdata-ms.bak (optional backup file)
The specified files contains all database information for the Modern User Interface Menu Start. If you only want to save the Modern User Interface Tiles layout your job is finished now.
If you also want to specify a custom Modern User Interface and set as default for all users you have to take some additional steps. Logon with a sample user, define the default Tiles within your Menu Start and logoff. Now you can search the MUI database file from the sample user User Settings using workspace analysis. Workspace analyses can be found in the RES Workspace Manager Console under Diagnostics panel.
The last step to take is to copy the MUI database file to the default user profile. In case you have chosen for a mandatory profile you can put it there. In my case the mandatory profile is included in RES Workspace Manager and stored under custom resources.
That is all to configure to save Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Modern User Interface Tiles Layout using RES Workspace Manager. And last but not least make people happy having freedom and ownership of the new Menu Start look-and-feel.
June 30, 2014
With new streamlined workflows, mobile productivity apps, and stronger security, XenMobile 9.0 changes how users get work done and reduces security risks on iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets.
- Enhanced user experience with redesigned WorxMail and WorxWeb
- Save time with customizable inbox management capabilities
- New Worx productivity apps – WorxNotes, WorxEdit, and WorxDesktop (Tech Preview only)
- Enhanced security with cross platform FIPS compliance for iOS and Android
- Bulk enrollment for iOS devices
- Improved battery life with new background app refresh capabilities
- Windows 8.1 support for MDM/Windows Phone 8.1 support for MDM, WorxMail and WorxWeb
How does a Tech Preview work?
WorxNotes, WorxEdit and WorxDesktop are available on as Tech Previews on citrix.com/downloads. XenMobile Enterprise Edition customers are entitled to download, test, and evaluate the apps. The apps are scheduled for GA in Q3, 2014.
May 12, 2014
Congratulations to De Ictivity Groep and many thanks to RES Software to make this happen!
May 6, 2014
From Today Citrix Synergy 2014 takes place in Los Angeles. Before the Opening Keynote the iBand entertained all attendees. Then it was nice to see Mark Templeton back on stage and finally Brad Peterson took us into the rollercoaster of new product announcements.
Below are some noteworthy items that are good to know!
- The next receiver will be Citrix Receiver Release X1 for one touch access to your mobile workspace.
- Chrome OS Receiver Tech Preview will be available Q3’14 including printing, USB, clipboard, touch, webcam and 2-way audio support.
The Workflow-driven Mobile Productivity Apps are extended with WorxNotes, WorxDesktop & WorxEdit and will be avaialabe as a Technology Preview in Q2’14.
XenApp Migration Tools
XenApp 7.5 is already released and includes the project merlin part with automated provisioning to any cloud. Now there are also migration tools availabe for a seamless migration from XenApp 6.5 to XenApp 7.5.
XenMobile 9 will be avaialbe Q2’14 and includes a redesigned mobile experience for WorxMail & WorxWeb. XenMobile 9 supports Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.
XenMobile Cloud is the most complete EMM cloud offering. It offers the same functionallity as XenMobile on-premises and complies with high security standards.
NetScaler 10.5 offers improvement in mobile app performance via content & streaming optimization.
Citrix Workspace Suite is available today and delivers a Suite of Windows app virtualization, Windows desktop virtualization, Mobile app & device security, Mobile productivity apps, Data sync & share and Secure workspace access.
Besides there are some special promotions for existing customers (up to 70%) and even for VMware Horizon & View Customers (50% off).
Citrix Workspace Services
Especially for cloud service providers Citrix announced the Citrix Workspace Services, a cloud platform for designing, building & delivering mobile workspaces.
Of course there is much more information to share. I hope that this post gives you a quick overview of some good to know items from Citrix Synergy 2014 Los Angeles.
ERROR – The source files could not be downloaded – MDT 2013 Task Sequence Citrix XenApp 7.5 with Language Pack
May 5, 2014
After deployment of an unnattended Citrix XenApp 7.5 installation using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) the Deployment Summary displays some errors. One of them results in “ERROR – NET-Framework-Core role processing via PowerShell failed, rc = 1000″
This message occurs when you use Language Packs combined with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
April 29, 2014
Using RES IT Store, organizations can fulfill virtually any conceivable user need by delivering services. This greatly increases people and IT productivity and agility!
But, before implementing such a technology it is good to know how things work behind the product and how all different components interact whith each other. Therefore it is important to have a look at the picture below that displays the RES IT Store Communication Model.
April 17, 2014
Today I successfully completed the RES IT Store 2014 Basic Course at the RES Software Learning Centre.
The RES IT Store 2014 Basic Course (RITSBC-600) is a three-day course that provides comprehensive training for administrators on the installation, configuration and use of RES IT Store, from setting up your RES IT Store environment to delivering and returning services. It does not provide training on designing business processes.
For me and even our company it is very important to early adopt new technology and quickly gain knowledge to be a good consultancy partner for implementations of IT Store in your environment.
About RES IT Store
RES IT Store is designed to provide your organization the means to fulfill virtually any conceivable user need. This can for example be access to an application, a printer or e-mail, the availability of a PC, laptop, mobile phone or lease car, but also changes to a computing environment as the result of employee onboarding, integration with other solutions to reduce service desk tickets, etc. To fulfill these needs, your organization probably already has many business processes in place. With RES IT Store you can automate and manage these business processes by delivering them as a service.
Keep in mind that RES IT Store is not only an AppStore! It’s a unique and usefull framework to automate service delivery from a business aspect!
April 13, 2014
Since the release of XenDesktop 7 Citrix brought the power of XenApp en XenDesktop into the new FlexCast Management Architecture for ultimate flexibility. What shall this ultimate flexibility mean when it comes to upgrading an existing XenApp/XenDesktop 7 site?
This post shows you the steps that are needed to easily upgrade your existing XenApp/XenDesktop version 7 infrastructure to the latest release of XenApp 7.5 (and XenDesktop 7.5)
When you start the XenApp 7.5 installation media on the Delivery Controller server you can choose to Upgrade Studio and Server Components.
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April 2, 2014
First of all congratulations to all other VMware vExperts 2014! I am very glad to be honored the VMware vExpert title this year again. For me this is the sixth time to be part of the VMware vExpert program.
For those who still do not know about the VMware vExpert program:
“vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. There were a lot of very smart, very accomplished people, even VCDXs, that weren’t named as vExpert this year.
For a complete list of all 754 vExperts this year visit:
March 11, 2014
RES IT Store is probably the most impressive innovation in IT of the year 2014! RES Software uses the term “IT Store” instead of “app store” because they know that fast and easy application delivery alone isn’t enough for IT professionals. Their vision is to give IT a way to fulfill virtually any user request.
These user requests can be published within IT Store that looks like a simple webshop. Such a webshop can be delivered to managers or endusers for self-service and business enablement.
After some research we found that the problem is not related to IT Store itself but seems to be derived from the Microsoft IIS part of the webshop installation. Specifically the permissions on some image folders are different.
After setting the correct file permissions to the image folder, IT Store displays all thumbnails as expected and IT Store looks directly great as well!
Want to know more about IT Store? Visit: www.itstore.com