Citrix Education is kicking off Desktop December, a month-long focus on the worldwide availability of XenDesktop 5! The mission of Desktop December is to arm you with all of the technical training and resources we have available to help you hit the ground running with the fastest and most powerful XenDesktop yet. In addition to all this juicy technical content, we will be giving away some cool prizes! Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect to see throughout Desktop December:

  •  XenDesktop 5 Training Preview Series - preview the new, upcoming XenDesktop 5 Administration course through a series of six short videos taken during the actual course beta; if you want to learn more, you can pre-register for the full course
  • Behind the scenes video blogs - hear about topics covered during the XenDesktop 5 beta course directly from the developers and the students who were there
  • Tech Trivia Thursdays - each week, we’ll ask a technical question related to the content covered in the training previews, and reward those who were paying attention. Winners get a $100 gift card and a shot at an Apple iPad!

Here’s how you can win
If you do not do so already, follow us on Twitter, fan us on Facebook or monitor the Citrix Education blog to play Tech Trivia Thursday. Each Thursday in December (Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30), we will post a technical question based on the training preview video highlighted. Tweet your answer including the hashtag #DesktopDecember, or post a comment directly under the question on our Facebook page to submit your response. One correct contestant will be randomly selected and announced weekly on the following Monday. A grand prize winner will be chosen among the four eligible weekly winners to receive an Apple iPad in January 2011. See terms and conditions for full eligibility.

Get the entire “XenDesktop Experience” with Citrix Services
Technical training is just a part of the comprehensive list of support resources and programs available from Citrix Services to enable effective implementations, upgrades and technical support of Citrix virtual desktops. The XenDesktop Experience, a new technical publication for XenDesktop customers just announced this past week, ties all of these resources together in one place – be sure to sign up to receive it when it hits email inboxes on December 15th!

Enjoy your Desktop December – good learning and good luck!