Citrix Synergy 2016 is just around the corner and like each year, it’s packed with great content – engaging sessions, hands-on labs, demo sandbox and much more! With so much great content in store, I’m sure you are asking yourself, “which sessions or labs should I attend?”

Well, let me ask you this. Do you ever ask yourself:

  • How can I deploy my XenApp environment in minutes instead of days?
  • How can I keep my XenApp and XenDesktop deployments up-to-date with latest hotfixes and updates?
  • How can I seamlessly upgrade older XenApp environments to the latest version and also migrate application and policy settings to the newer environment?
  • How can I automate operational tasks for XenApp and XenDesktop deployments and improve availability and performance through monitoring and alerts?
  • How to automatically scale XenApp to meet changing demands and still achieve predictable costs control when running on public clouds?

If you answered YES, then you absolutely must attend session –

SYN248: Best Practices for optimizing XenApp infrastructure with Lifecycle Management on Tuesday, May 24 2:00PM – 2:45PM at Room: Bellini 2101A.

In this session, we will demonstrate how easy it is to deploy XenApp and XenDesktop into on-premises and cloud environments. We will talk about how Lifecycle Management can help you simplify monitoring and management of XenApp and XenDesktop, help you automate hotfix, update and upgrades to keep your environments evergreen and also reduce costs on public cloud deployments by powering off unused machines during off-peak.

We promise not to bore you with too many PowerPoint slides; instead, we will have live demos to demonstrate how the product meets your needs. You don’t want to miss this session!

If you want to be hands-on and would rather explore the Citrix Lifecycle Management capabilities for yourself, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

We will also cover key Lifecycle Management benefits in a hands-on lab format in the following lab: SYN626: Rapid and consistent XenApp deployments and updates using Citrix Lifecycle Management on Monday, May 23 12:00PM – 3:00PM at Room: Marco Polo 803.

In this lab session, you will gain a solid understanding of the key areas of Citrix Lifecycle Management and gain hands-on experience with deploying a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop deployment in minutes using the out-of-the-box XenDesktop PoC blueprint! You will also get hands-on experience on how to apply hotfixes and updates to XenApp environments in an automated fashion to keep your XenApp environments evergreen.

Note: seats are limited for the hands-on labs, so reserve your seat today!

And there’s so much more! There are several additional Lifecycle Management sessions and labs that you should put on your agenda.


SYN205: Best practices for leveraging Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V as hybrid resource locations in Workspace Cloud Wednesday, May 25 4:30PM – 5:15PM at Room: Murano 3301A.

SYN204: Deep dive into the Workspace Cloud Apps and Desktops Service: use cases, features and best practices on Tuesday, May 24 4:00PM – 4:45PM Room: San Polo 3504. This session repeats on Thursday, May 26 4:30PM – 5:15PM at Room: Lido 3101A.


SYN627: Tailor-made for your shop; custom XenApp deployments and automated operations via blueprints on Monday, May 23 4:00PM – 7:00PM at Room: Marco Polo 803.

SYN618: Best practices for AWS cloud deployments of XenApp, XenDesktop, NetScaler and CWC Apps & Desktops Service Resource Locations on Monday, May 23 8:00AM – 1:30PM at Room: Casanova 501

Citrix Lifecycle Management will also be highlighted at the expo hall where Lifecycle Management product group representatives will be able to answer all your product questions and show you some cool demos!

We are looking forward to seeing you in at Citrix Synergy 2016! In the mean time, you can learn more about Citrix Lifecycle Management here and by following us on Twitter @LifecycleManage

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