Even as adults, we can’t help but get a little giddy when we purchase a shiny new toy, like a smartphone, to replace an older device. The nicer screen, faster processor, additional storage, enhanced camera and all the other exciting features are there just waiting for us to dig in and try them out. The part that we don’t typically look forward to however is making sure all of our apps, data and settings are available as needed. Fortunately, over the years there has been great progress in this area with the introduction of various tools and cloud services.

Similarly, now is a great time to move your app and desktop delivery infrastructure up to the latest, greatest, shiniest version of XenApp. You might feel a little intimidated by the thought of migrating over all the settings that you’ve accumulated over the years. Well, fear not my friends! With Citrix Lifecycle Management you can easily move your XenApp 6 or XenApp 6.5 settings to XenApp 7.x, saving countless hours of time while ensuring a consistent end result.

Citrix Lifecycle Management (CLM) is a Citrix Cloud offering that helps organizations deploy and manage Citrix resources within public and private cloud platforms. One of its best uses is for migrations – allowing you to automate the process of moving from XenApp 6 or XenApp 6.5 to XenApp 7.x. Did I mention that the migration service is completely free and allows you to perform migrations as many times as required? To show just how quick and easy it is to migrate settings over to XenApp 7.x using CLM’s guided process, I put together a short video series.

Part 1 – Introduction and Creating the Migration Project


Part 2 – Connecting the 7.x Site and 6.x Farm to Citrix Lifecycle Management


Part 3 – Analyzing the Source Farm and Selecting Applications and Policies for Migration

I encourage all XenApp 6 and XenApp 6.5 customers to try out Citrix Lifecycle Management today at lifecycle.cloud.com. Start planning your migration to XenApp 7.x with a proven, time-saving process.