A quick search on Google shows that there are more than 10,000 monthly searches for terms related to XenDesktop installation.  That’s a lot of people looking for (presumably) free guidance each month!

Have you performed one of these searches?  What did you hope to find?  Maybe a (long) how-to-video? A link to a (massive) installation guide PDF?  But first, how do you design the environment to be installed?

Good news… your search ends with Citrix Success Accelerator for XenDesktop.

Success Accelerator is a FREE, interactive XenDesktop guide that simplifies your design, implementation and rollout with expert guidance and peer benchmarks. Perfect for IT architects and administrators who are preparing to install XenDesktop, Success Accelerator gathers basic information about your project to generate customized XenDesktop step-by-step installation instructions.

Even better news… today we are announcing the release of Success Accelerator version 2.0, including these new features:

Design Checklist

A complete design is critical to project success.  Track and document your design progress with Success Accelerator’s comprehensive checklist of questions and options for each critical design task.

Peer Benchmarks.

Compare your design decisions against those made by thousands of other Success Accelerator participants, by industry and project size. More than 70 peer benchmarks are now available.

Hardware and Storage Calculator (BETA)

When designing the platform layer, use the Hardware and Storage Calculator (BETA) to generate your bill of materials. Give us your feedback on how the tool works for you… we have big plans for it.

More Best Practices

Access the latest Citrix best practices in Success Accelerator to make informed decisions based on real-world XenDesktop installations. More than 30 best practice tips and alerts have been added.

Customized XenDesktop Installation Instructions

As you enter design decisions into Success Accelerator’s design checklist, the step-by-step XenDesktop installation instructions automatically update to reflect your project scope and IT environment.

Redesigned UI

Success Accelerator now has a new, crisp look and feel in addition to enhancements to the navigation experience that better align with your real-world project timeline.

If you are part of a desktop virtualization project team and haven’t heard about Success Accelerator, you’re in for a real treat.  Getting started is easy.

And, if you don’t own XenDesktop but are considering it, create a project and learn what it will take to design, implement and rollout. It takes less than two minutes to get started.

Try it now… citrix.com/successaccelerator

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