Citrix Synergy Los Angeles 2014Citrix Synergy is the enterprise mobility event of the year – full of sessions to help Citrix Service Providers and enterprise customers share knowledge, insights and user experiences. If you’re looking to learn new ways to empower people with new ways to work – anywhere, anytime, on any device – join Citrix in Anaheim, CA for the on-site sessions. If travel isn’t in your plans this time, catch SynergyTV at no charge – live streamed news segments, keynotes and select sessions – and experience Citrix Synergy anywhere, anytime on any device!

For Citrix Service Providers, here are 12 can’t miss opportunities.

Nine Learning Opportunities For Cutting-edge Hosted Services Environments

What’s New in XenDesktop and XenApp 7.5 – Learn directly from the Citrix product teams why the new releases should be in your 2014 migration plans. For more details, check out this recent blog: Citrix Service Providers Accelerate Hosted Desktop and App Deployments with XenDesktop 7.5

Empower enterprises to choose how data is accessed, shared, stored and protected – distributed workers need easy, secure access to share data and collaborate.  Hear how to utilize ShareFile on NetApp storage across multiple geographies to enable mobile workstyles and business continuity.

Citrix Service Providers are successfully hosting XenMobile for mobile device management alongside traditional hosted app and desktop offerings. Join How XenMobile integrates with NetScaler, XenDesktop and XenApp for complete enterprise mobility to understand the potential (Note: This session is being recorded for SynergyTV).

Citrix Service Providers have the advantage of hosting on any cloud – public, private or hybrid. Join Showdown: AWS vs. Azure for desktop delivery for in-depth insight on two public cloud options.  As a bonus, presenter Henrik Johansson is both a Citrix Service Provider and a Citrix Technology Professional, so he brings a unique perspective to the subject.

Citrix and Cisco are aligned on cloud services as well as enterprise mobility initiatives. Check out the full agenda of Cisco sessions to understand the power of this important partnership. One Cisco-presented session to be sure to check out: Move beyond BYOD with mobile workspaces from Cisco and Citrix.

The NetScaler sessions are plentiful, demonstrating both the depth of the NetScaler technology family and the broad use of NetScaler in all sizes and types of organizations. One session to check out is New and Coolest NetScaler Features You Should be Jazzed About (Note: this session will be recorded for SynergyTV).

Citrix Service Providers are differentiating their hosted services with vertical offerings, including detailed graphical applications used by customers in industries like healthcare, engineering, construction and more. Synergy has a great roster of sessions talking about virtualization of graphical user interfaces, but one session promises to be very lively: Comparing GPU-accelerated high-end graphics performance of virtual desktop platforms.  Presented by a pair of well-versed professionals who are both Citrix Technology Professionals as well as Microsoft MVPs, it’s sure to be a detailed session.

Learning labs are always very popular at Citrix Synergy.  Citrix Service Providers looking for hands on experience with private clouds could check out this lab:  Build enterprise or private cloud workloads in a few hours using Citrix CloudPlatform.

Citrix and Microsoft celebrate a long partnership with technical and business relationships. Citrix technologies quickly support the latest Microsoft releases, but sometimes it’s not always convenient to know when to upgrade to the latest versions. Hear direct insights from two experienced CTOs who are also Citrix Technology Professionals in this detailed session Direct from the performance labs: best practices for VDI, a Virtual Reality Check (Note: this session will be recorded for SynergyTV).

Two Special Opportunities for Citrix Service Provider Partners to Boost Marketing Power

Visit the Synergy Social Media Hub for a free assessment of your social media strategy – and learn some tips to spread the word about your work with Citrix-based Desktops-as-a-Service. Visit the social media experts in XenCity, speak one-on-one with a member of the Citrix social team and get real advice that you can take away to propel your social strategy to the next level.

Also, visit the Real World Pavilion to see Citrix technologies in use on popular devices in healthcare, financial services and education settings.  Hear from experts who have deployed Citrix technologies in these vertical environments – and see what a day in the life is like in these settings. A great idea may be to take a photo of your team in the real-world environment, an image you can use in marketing, social media or to demonstrate to your teams at home how Citrix technologies are helping end users in specific vertical environments.

One Full Schedule of Learning — and Fun

Citrix Synergy is packed with learning opportunities – and some time for fun.  Citrix Service Providers should be sure to catch the keynotes, Geek Speak live, earn a no-charge certification, learn more about new Citrix technologies in the self-paced labs, talk 1:1 with Citrix experts all around the event, meet CitrixReady partners in the expo, join the Women in Technology lunch, plus enjoy a concert with an award winning band!

Join the Citrix Synergy Conversation – Live or Online

Going to Synergy and want to prepare more before the trip? Check out the Road to Synergy blogs as well as Citrix Synergy blogs to learn all of the activities happening in Anaheim!

Not yet registered for Citrix Synergy? Learn more on the Citrix Synergy website – and don’t forget, there’s still time to register and attend the enterprise mobility event of the year!

Unable to travel to Anaheim this time? Watch many of the sessions, plus the keynotes and special news segments live on SynergyTV. Order a pizza, schedule a date night, or hire a babysitter if the US Pacific time zone schedule won’t accommodate your office hours.  It’s can’t miss content!

Join the social media conversation live during the event using either #CitrixSynergy or #CitrixSynergy #tv as your hashtags, reflecting if you’re attending live in person or live via the internet.  We’ll be Tweeting from www.twitter.com/citrixcsp  – follow @citrixcsp for more the breaking news from Citrix Synergy!