In case you missed it, the Microsoft Solutions Team at Citrix recently announced the general availability of the Citrix Connector 7 for System Center.  The Connector provides a bridge between Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and XenApp and XenDesktop 7 (including the latest 7.6 release), enabling you to extend the use of Configuration Manager to your Citrix environments.

With Citrix Connector, day-to-day operations can be unified across the physical environments you manage with Configuration Manager and the virtual environments managed with XenApp or XenDesktop. The Connector:

  • Provides a single location where you can define and manage user access to all applications.
  • Extends the deployment capabilities of Configuration Manager to enable the delivery of any application to any user, on virtually any device.
  • Adds value to XenApp or XenDesktop by using Configuration Manager policies to automate application and software update installation.
  • Provides automated and consistent installation of software across one or more Citrix Delivery Sites.

But how is this accomplished?

To borrow the cliché “If a picture is worth 1000 words, then a video is worth 1 million,” here are virtually 11 million words to get you started using the Citrix Connector for System Center:

The team is busy gathering feedback from our partners and customers. Please add your voice – leave questions and suggestions in the comments or in the Connector forum.