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:
- Product Overview http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11533
- Installing the Connector Components http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11472
- Configuring the Connector Service http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11473
- Using Citrix Catalogs and Configuration Manager Collections and Maintenance Windows to manage deployments http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11535
- Managing your Citrix Master Image with the Connector http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11534
- Deploying apps to MCS based catalogs http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11560
- Deploying apps to Manual (Physical) catalogs http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11563
- Deploying software to PVS Machine Catalogs http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11555
- Publishing application to the Citrix Receiver http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11500
- Publishing applications already present in your Citrix Site http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11562
- Using the Citrix Deployment Type with the Configuration Manager Application Catalog http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/11501
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.