My first blog on Mobile Devices and The App Delivery Center seemed to get enough hits that I thought I would follow up with a video demo to give a better view of XenApp applications actually being delivered to a mobile device. Also felt that it would be good to describe the setup used to create the video, so details follow below. The demo was intended to show a “real world” use case that a lot of us have been through. The script for the video is that your boss sends you an email asking you to perform a number of tasks in preparation for an upcoming meeting:
- update a Word document
- update an Excel spreadsheet
- verify a CAD document is up to date
- join a GoToMeeting
All of these tasks are performed in the below video. Details on the setup:
- A real ATT 8525 device with the 10.0 WinMo ICA client was used to connect to a XenApp 4.5 server
- The server is hosted on the internet, outside of the Citrix network.
- The Web Interface changes referred to in my Mobile Devices and The App Delivery Center blog post are in use on this demo server, thus you get the better app sizing described in the aforementioned post (http://support.citrix.com/forums/thread.jspa?forumID=136&threadID=91629&tstart=0).
- Soti Pocket Controller was used to display the screen of the 8525 on my laptop
- When connected to Soti, an active sync connection is used, which actually provides the network connection for the 8525. So the native 3G data connection of the 8525 was not used, BUT.
- I used the EVDO Rev A connection on my laptop to connect to the internet, so even though the device has ATT 3G connection, a Verizon EVDO Rev A connection was actually used in this case, thus a WWAN connection is being used.
- Camtasia was used to capture the Soti output on my laptop
So now that you know the gory setup to get this capture, the video is below. Hope this give a better picture of use of the Citrix Mobile ICA clients.
Obviously some clarity of the video was lost during conversion and upload to YouTube. But I thing you’ll get the idea!